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Lauren Bacall was an American actress and singer.
She began her career as a model and was then advised to take a screen test for the film “To Have and Have Not” with Humphrey Bogart and was immediately signed to a 7 year contract. She was nervous during her screen test, pressing her chin against her chest to disguise her shaking and tilting her eyes upward, this came to be known as ‘The Look’. She dressed stylishly and was guided in elegance, manners and taste. She also had a voice coach to train to make her voice lower and deeper, needing to shout verses of Shakespeare for hours every day. She was unusually taller than most young actresses of the time which helped to make her stand out.
Her next film, the Big Sleep was also with Humphrey Bogart who she later married. She also starred in romantic comedies with Gregory Peck and Marilyn Monroe and later starred with John Wayne in his final film.
Following the death of Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall’s career waned, and she only appeared in a few films. In her later career she was nominated Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in The Mirror has Two Faces, she was also voted one of the most 25 significant female movie stars in history by the American Film Institute. She was also awarded the first Katharine Hepburn Medal which recognises "women whose lives, work and contributions embody the intelligence, drive and independence of the four-time-Oscar-winning actress
She was named the 20th greatest female star by the American Film Institute and received an Academy Honorary Award. In an interview in 1996, reflecting on her life, she said she had been lucky, having one great marriage, three great children and four grandchildren. She died five weeks before her 90th birthday.