Remembering Lauren Bacall: September 1924 – August 2014 #LaurenBacall

It’s been almost a year since the tragic passing of actress, Lauren Bacall, who

began acting in 1944, but was thrust into stardom 1948 when she took on the role of

Nora Temple in the classic film, Key Largo. While Bacall was certainly known for her

acting, she was also known for her classic sultry style.

Lauren Bacall was born on September 16, 1924 as Betty Joan Perske. Once

she finished school, Bacall entered the modeling world, where she landed the cover

of Harper’s Bazaar. The wife of director, Howard Hawks, discovered this cover and

because of this she landed her first screen test, where she won the role of Marie

Browning in To Have and Have Not. By 19 years old, Bacall had begun her acting

career alongside Acclaimed actor, Humphrey Bogart. At one point in her career,

Lauren Bacall was staring in a new, highly anticipated movie each year.

Lauren Bacall suffered a massive stroke, and passed away on August 12,

2014. She was 89 years old.

Text by Lea Catherine