Lauren Bacall
Date of Birth
Sep 16, 1924
Birth Place:
Bronx, NY


Following study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and subsequent stage and modeling experience, legendary actress Lauren Bacall gained nationwide attention by posing for a 1943 cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine. This photo prompted film director Howard Hawks to put her under personal contract, wanting to "create" a movie star from fresh, raw material. For her screen debut, Hawks cast...