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Lauren Bacall

Birthdate: 16. September 1924
Date of death: 12. August 2014

Lauren Bacall was an American actress and singer known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th greatest female star of Classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute, and received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009, "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures."

Bacall began her career as a model, before making her debut as a leading lady with Humphrey Bogart in the film To Have and Have Not in 1944. She continued in the film noir genre with appearances with Bogart in The Big Sleep , Dark Passage , and Key Largo , and starred in the romantic comedies How to Marry a Millionaire with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman with Gregory Peck. She co-starred with John Wayne in his final film, The Shootist . Bacall also worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for Applause and Woman of the Year . Her performance in The Mirror Has Two Faces earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

A month before her 90th birthday, Bacall died in New York City after a stroke.

„It's not an old movie if you haven't seen it.“

—  Lauren Bacall

On TCM with Robert Osborne
Private Screenings interview (2005)

„You just learn to cope with whatever you have to cope with.“

—  Lauren Bacall

Interview of 1996, quoted in "Lauren Bacall Dies at 89; in a Bygone Hollywood, She Purred Every Word" by Enid Nemy, in The New York Times (12 August 2014) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/movies/lauren-bacall-sultry-movie-star-dies-at-89.html?_r=1
Context: You just learn to cope with whatever you have to cope with. I spent my childhood in New York, riding on subways and buses. And you know what you learn if you’re a New Yorker? The world doesn’t owe you a damn thing.

„The people I've known I must say are extraordinary. When I think about some of them, I can't believe that I knew them all.“

—  Lauren Bacall

Larry King interview (2005)
Context: The people I've known I must say are extraordinary. When I think about some of them, I can't believe that I knew them all. And I think the reason I knew most of them at the beginning was because they were of Bogie's generation, 25 years my senior, not mine. But they were the most talented people of all.

„Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.“

—  Lauren Bacall

Source: Lauren Bacall By Myself and Then Some (2005)

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„A planned life is a dead life.“

—  Lauren Bacall

Private Screenings interview (2005)

„…badly, playing the Missouri Waltz, or something.“

—  Lauren Bacall

On Harry S. Truman's piano playing
Private Screenings interview (2005)

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