Lauren Bacall Gets Lifetime Acheivement Award for 2010 Oscars
Lauren Bacall Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at 2010 Academy Awards
Lauren Bacall received an honorary Academy Award at the 2010 Oscars for lifetime achievements. Along with awards to Roger Corman and Gordon Willis, Lauren Bacall received her award on November 14, 2009. This is the first time that the honorary Oscars were given out ahead of the live Oscars telecast.
Lauren Bacall, who added the second "l" so that people wouldn't mispronounce her name, was born Betty Joan Perske in New York City, 1924. Lauren Bacall attended AAMDA (American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts), and later worked as a model.
Lauren Bacall Gives Us 'The Look'
Lauren Bacall got her big break when an appearance on the cover of Harper's Bazaar landed her a role in To Have and Have Not, opposite Humphrey Bogart. In this film, we get "the Look", in which Lauren Bacall drops her chin to her chest and fixes the camera with her gaze. While the Look has become an calling card of Classic Hollywood, Bacall says it's the result of stage fright: she braced her chin on her chest to keep from visibly trembling.
Lauren Bacall, then 19, and Humphrey Bogart, 44, began a romantic relationship that would go down in Hollywood history, marrying in 1945. They would remain together until Bogart died in 1957.
Some of Lauren Bacall's films:
- The Big Sleep
- Dark Passage
- Key Largo
- The Mirror Has Two Faces
Lauren Bacall has made over 100 screen appearances, and has three projects in production this year.
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