sign up (free!)
Jewish American film & stage actress, Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske ~ 1924). She is known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. She is first cousin to Shimon Peres, current President of Israel. She fell in love with co-star Humphrey Bogart on the film TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944). Bacall married Bogart in 1945 ~ she was 20; he was 45. They remained married till his death in 1957. She has been ranked in the top 20 'greatest film actresses' by the American Film Institute.