Lauren Bacall Dies
GRAMMY-nominated actress Lauren Bacall died Aug. 12 after suffering a stroke. She was 89. Born Betty Joan Perske in New York, Bacall studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts after graduating high school. After starting her career as a model and appearing on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, Bacall landed the role as Marie Browning in 1944's To Have And Have Not opposite Humphrey Bogart, whom she married in 1945. She went on to star in films such as 1953's How To Marry A Millionaire, in which she starred opposite Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, 1957's Designing Woman and 1976's The Shootist, the latter of which also featured John Wayne in his final film before his death in 1979. Bacall earned two GRAMMY nominations throughout her career, the first coming for 1987 for Best Spoken Word Or Non-Musical Recording for her autobiography Lauren Bacall By Myself. She earned a second nomination for 1996 for Best Spoken Word Or Non-Musical Album for Harry S. Truman: A Journey To Independence. Bacall earned an Oscar nomination in 1996 for Actress in a Supporting Role for The Mirror Has Two Faces. In 2009 she was recognized with an Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.