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Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014)

Published Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 9:27 PM EDT
Aug 12 2014

Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014) was an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. She first emerged as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have and Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), as well as comedic roles in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck. Bacall worked on Broadway in musicals, gaining Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A planned life is a dead life.

Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be.

Generally women are better than men- they have more character. I prefer men for some things, obviously, but women have a greater sense of honor and are more willing to take a chance with their lives.

I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it 'content.'

I never believed marriage was a lasting institution... I thought that to be married for five years was to be married forever.

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.

I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing.

Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.

It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.

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

Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.

Looking at yourself in a mirror isn't exactly a study of life.

Naïveté, thy name is me.

People should tell your children what life is all about- it's about work.

Stardom isn't a profession, it's an accident.

The madmen seem to live on forever, don't they?

We live in an age of mediocrity.

What is the point of working all your life and then stopping?

You can't always be a leading lady.

You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

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