Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall (1944)

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Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall in an early color photo

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Lauren Bacall (circa 1944)

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Lauren Bacall (1944), the year of her film debut in To Have and Have Not.

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Lauren Bacall in a classic early head shot

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Lauren Bacall (May 1945)

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Lauren Bacall in an early Warner Bros. publicity still (1944?)

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Lauren Bacall in an early publicity still

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Lauren Bacall in 1945, in between her two movies with Howard Hawks and Humphrey Bogart.

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Lauren Bacall (1945 or 1946)

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Lauren Bacall and Ann Dvorak were the two Howard Hawks discoveries with whom he made two films apiece.  He made To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep with Lauren, and Scarface and The Crowd Roars with Ann.

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Howard Hawks with his discovery Lauren Bacall being coached for her film debut in To Have and Have Not (1944).

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Lauren Bacall was born Betty Jane Perske in The Bronx, New York and lived to be 89.

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Lauren Bacall, 18 years of age, posing for a fashion shoot a year and a half before making her acting debut in Howard Hawk’s film To Have And Have Not (released October 11, 1944) | photo Louise Dahl-Wolfe | Harper’s Bazaar, May 1943.  Howard Hawks’ wife, Slim, saw the magazine, showed it to Howard, and he set up a Hollywood screen test, and the rest is history.

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Lauren Bacall photographed by John Engstead in 1945