Lauren Bacall Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lauren Bacall net worth is
$20 Million

Lauren Bacall Wiki Biography

Lauren Bacall, a famous American actress born as Betty Joan Perske, was born on 16 September 1924, in The Bronx, New York City USA, of Romanian (mother) and Jewish-Russina (father) descent. She was famous for her unique voice and charming looks, starting her career as a model, often referred to as one of the greatest actress of the golden era of motion pictures. She died on 12 August 2014 after a stroke. Her distinctive roles in various movies are the reason for her net worth being so high.

A famous model and one of the greatest actresses of the 20th century, how rich was Lauren Bacall? Sources estimate that her total net worth is $20 million dollars, accumulated in her long and glorious career as an actress spanning 60 years, and being a pioneer for actresses of the 20th century era of movies.

Lauren Bacall Net Worth $20 Million

Lauren started her career as a model and later made her debut as an actress in the movie “To Have and Have Not”. After her family moved to Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn she joined the famous Highland Manor Boarding School, supported by the money of her rich uncles, and later she attended Julia Richman High School. She subsequently studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, alongside working as a fashion model and as a theatre usher. After her debut film in 1942, she was well on her path to becoming a celebrity. During the audition of “To Have and Have Not” she was very nervous and was shivering, and to control the shivering she pressed her chin down and in order to look at the cameras she tilted her eyes upward, which became her trademark look. Lauren used to refuse the scripts of the films which she didn’t liked and thus was referred to as very difficult to sign. In the 1950’s she was at the peak of her stardom, and appeared almost continuously in many films which were critically acclaimed and received many awards. These movies include “Young Man With a Horn” and “How to Marry a Millionaire”. In the 1960’s and 1970’s she appeared in very few movies, like “Woman of the Year” and “Applause”, for these two she won Tony Awards, and other movies in which she starred during this period include “Sex and the Single Girl”, “Cactus Flower” and “Murder on the Orient Express”.

Overall, Lauren Bacall appeared in over 60 films, more than 20 TV productions, and as many as 20 stage plays. All these appearances are the reason for her total net worth and her huge number of fans, added to from having written two autobiographies named “Lauren Bacall By Myself” and “Now”.

In her personal life, Lauren married iconic actor Humphrey Bogart 1945, and until 1957 when Bogart died due to esophageal cancer. After the death of her husband, Lauren became close to singer Frank Sinatra, but later their relationship ended apparently because Sinatra became angry when the story of how he proposed to Lauren reached the media. In 1961 she married another actor, Jason Robards in Mexico, but they divorced in 1969. She had a son with Bogart, and a son and daughter. Lauren is a known Democratic party supporter, also gave speeches for the presidential campaign of Adlai Stevenson in 1952, and was a strong opponent of the House Un-American Activities Committee of the 1950s.

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Full Name Lauren Bacall
Net Worth $20 Million
Date Of Birth September 16, 1924, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Died August 12, 2014, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height 1.73 m
Profession Actress
Education American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Nationality American
Spouse Jason Robards (m. 1961–1969), Humphrey Bogart (m. 1945–1957)
Children Stephen Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard Bogart, Sam Robards
Parents William Perske, Natalie Weinstein-Bacal
Awards Academy Honorary Award, Kennedy Center Honors, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Honorary César, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporti…
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special, Satellite Award for…
Movies To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Dark Passage, How to Marry a Millionaire, Designing Woman, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Written on the Wind, Murder on the Orient Express, The Shootist, Young Man with a Horn, Dogville, Misery, Blood Alley, Confidential Agent, Harper, Sex and the Single G…
TV Shows Screen One, Producers’ Showcase, Great Performances, DuPont Show of the Week
# Trademark
1 Her thick New York City accent
2 Cat-like green eyes
3 Deep husky voice
Title Salary
The Shootist (1976) $50,000
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) $5,000
To Have and Have Not (1944) $125 /week
# Quote
1 [on Michael Curtiz] His great talent was moving the camera around. “Bright Leaf” was a joke, but I was thrilled to work with Cooper. “Young Man,” I thought was pretty good though Mike Curtiz was not the ideal director for the Bix Beiderbecke story.
2 [on “The Cobweb”] We used to kid about that while making it; the movie was about the God-damned drapes. Vincente was a marvelous man, but totally visual. He was not so interested in actors.
3 [on “A Woman’s Wold”] Not a giant hit, but I got terrific reviews. Clifton Webb was Bogie’s old friend, and Fred MacMurray was terrific; he was someone else who was never appreciated.
4 [on “Confidential Agent”] A very bad experience for Boyer and myself. He was wonderful. But Herman Schumin, who directed, knew nothing about movies. He gave me terrible direction, if any. It was just a nightmare. Schumlin did nothing to help. The press killed me – after building me into this combination of Gabo and Dietrich and Mae West and God-knows-who. Sddenly I became this nothing. I spent the next 20 years building myself back up to where I had any confidence at all in what I could do.
5 [on “Shock Treatmenr”] A nightmare!”
6 [on Bette Davis] Well, I must say that I always loved her. And I think that she – for me – was the best actress and the most exciting female star on the screen. I think her work will live forever. I think it’s timeless. And as she got older, her talent did not diminish. I mean, “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” – she – it was a wonderful job of acting that she did. She looked like a fright, but that was the part. But she could convey almost anything. She was quite an extraordinary talent. And unfortunately, she didn’t have an opportunity to do as much a she wanted to, but she was a woman who had to work. And I understand that better than most people do – that you have to work.
7 [on filming her most famous scene, in To Have and Have Not (1944)] My hand was shaking, my head was shaking, the cigarette was shaking, I was mortified. The harder I tried to stop, the more I shook. I realized that one way to hold my trembling head still was to keep it down, chin low, almost to my chest, and eyes up at Bogart. It worked and turned out to be the beginning of The Look.
8 You learn to cope with whatever you have to cope with. I spent my childhood in New York, riding on subways and buses. And you know what you learn if you’re a New Yorker? The world doesn’t owe you a damn thing,
9 [on receiving an honorary Oscar] The thought when I get home that I’m going to have a two-legged man in my room is so exciting.
10 A woman isn’t complete without a man. But where do you find a man – a real man – these days?
11 It’s been misspelt a lot. He decided on it. It’s not “Bogey”. He signed it with an “ie”. And that’s good enough for me.
12 [on the Twilight films] Yes, I saw Twilight – my granddaughter made me watch it, she said it was the greatest vampire film ever. After the “film” was over I wanted to smack her across her head with my shoe, but I do not want a (tell-all) book called Grannie Dearest written on me when I die. So instead I gave her a DVD of Murnau’s 1922 masterpiece Nosferatu (1922) and told her, “Now that’s a vampire film!”. And that goes for all of you! Watch Nosferatu instead!
13 [upon receiving her Honorary Oscar] A man at last!
14 On imagination: Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.
15 I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
16 [on John Huston] He was about something.
17 [on Humphrey Bogart] Was he tough? In a word, no. Bogey was truly a gentle soul.
18 I’m a total Democrat. I’m anti-Republican. And it’s only fair that you know it… I’m liberal. The L word!
19 A legend involves the past. I don’t like categories. This one is great and that one is great. The word “great” stands for something. When you talk about a great actor, you’re not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It’s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it’s kind of a sickness.
20 We live in an age of mediocrity. Stars today are not the same stature as Bogie [Humphrey Bogart], James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart [James Stewart].
21 Actors today go into TV, which I don’t consider has a lot to do with acting. They only think of stardom. If you photograph well, that’s enough. I have a terrible time distinguishing one from another. Girls wear their hair the same, and are much too anorexic-looking.
22 I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.
23 I am still working, I’ve never stopped and, while my health holds out, I won’t stop.
24 I would hate now [2005] to be married. It does occur to me on occasion that, if I fall and hit my head, there will be no one to make the phone call. But who wants to think about that disaster? I’d prefer not to.
25 I remember my oldest son, Steve, saying to me once, “I don’t ever remember seeing you with an apron on.” And I thought, “That’s right, honey, you did not.” That was his concept of what a mother should be.
26 I don’t think being the only child of a single parent helped. I was always a little unsteady in my self-belief. Then there was the Jewish thing. I love being Jewish, I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don’t look it.
27 I was this flat-chested, big-footed, lanky thing.
28 I never believed marriage was a lasting institution. I thought that to be married for five years was to be married forever.
# Fact
1 Was physically healthy and physically active until her death at age 89.
2 Was close friends with actress Siobhan Fallon Hogan, right up to Lauren’s death.
3 Acting mentor and friends with Alfre Woodard.
4 She quit smoking cigarettes in the mid-1980s.
5 Following her death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
6 Lauren Bacall passed away on August 12, 2014, at age 89. This was just one month before her longtime friend, Joan Rivers, passed away.
7 Lauren Bacall passed away on August 12, 2014, at age 89, and within seven months of four other television legends, either born in 1924 or 1925, aged 89: Martha Hyer, Russell Johnson, Mary Grace Canfield and Elaine Stritch, and just twenty-four days after her close friend James Garner, born 1928.
8 Lauren Bacall passed away on August 12, 2014, a month away from what would have been her 90th birthday on September 16.
9 Inspired by seeing Bette Davis in films, she enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she went out with Kirk Douglas, who was there on a scholarship. As girls were not accepted for scholarships, she was forced to leave after a year and got a job modeling swim wear then gowns while in the evenings she worked as an usherette.
10 Lauren Bacall passed away on August 12, 2014, at age 89. A month before her death, her lifelong best friend, James Garner, passed away.
11 She was educated through the expense of wealthy uncles at Highland Manor, a private boarding school in Tarrytown, New York and Julia Richman High School in Manhattan.
12 Her father was a medical instrument salesman and her mother was a secretary.
13 When she was age 6, her parents divorced and her mother adopted the surname Bacal. Lauren added an L to it to avoid her name rhyming with crackle.
14 She originally wanted and intended to be a dancer having attended ballet classes since infancy but in adolescence was drawn to acting.
15 Gave birth to her third child at age 37, a son Sam Robards on December 16, 1961. Child’s father was her second [now ex] husband, Jason Robards.
16 Gave birth to her second child at age 27, a daughter Leslie Bogart on August 23, 1952. Child’s father was her first husband, Humphrey Bogart.
17 Gave birth to her first child at age 24, a son Stephen H. Bogart on January 6, 1949. Child’s father was her first husband, Humphrey Bogart.
18 She was the only Academy Award winner to have been married to two other winners (Humphrey Bogart, Jason Robards).
19 Along with Veronica Lake, Julie London and Rita Hayworth, she was one of four inspirations that helped compose the character Jessica Rabbit.
20 According to her autobiography, “By Myself and Then Some”, Bacall lost her virginity to future husband Humphrey Bogart at age 19 when they began an affair in February 1944.
21 Delivered all three of her children (Stephen H. Bogart, Leslie Bogart and Sam Robards) naturally.
22 Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her daughter Leslie Bogart in order to begin filming How to Marry a Millionaire (1953).
23 Was the second name entered on IMDB, just after Fred Astaire (nm0000001) and just before Brigitte Bardot (nm0000003).
24 Was referenced in the stage and movie versions of the musical “Evita” in the song, “Rainbow High”: “I’m their Savior! That’s what they call me, so Lauren Bacall me. Anything goes!”.
25 According to her son Stephen, she was good friends with actress Maureen O’Hara.
26 Although she and her husband, Humphrey Bogart, initially protested the House Un-American Activities Committee, they both eventually succumbed to pressure and distanced themselves from the Hollywood Ten in a March 1948 Photoplay Magazine article penned by Bogart titled “I’m no communist.”.
27 One of the auditoriums in Tuckwood cineplex in Belgrade, Serbia bears her name.
28 Humphrey Bogart campaigned for her to star alongside him as Laurel Gray in In a Lonely Place (1950), but the role was, instead, given to Gloria Grahame.
29 She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California on January 10, 1997.
30 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1724 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
31 Campaigned for Harry S. Truman in the 1948 presidential election.
32 At the funeral for her husband, Humphrey Bogart, she put a whistle in his coffin. It was a reference to the famous line she says to him in their first film together To Have and Have Not (1944): “You know how to whistle, don’t you? You just put your lips together and blow.”.
33 She was close friends with Dirk Bogarde. Bacall had visited him at his home in London the day before he died in May 1999.
34 When Howard Hawks discovered her, he gave her the choice to work with either Cary Grant or Humphrey Bogart. Bacall was very tempted to work with Grant, but Hawks ended up casting her with Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944), and one of Hollywood’s greatest romances was started.
35 According to her autobiography, “By Myself and Then Some”, she was always very self-conscious about the size of her feet, which she describes as big even for a woman of her exceptional height.
36 She was dismissed by Howard Hawks because she had a high nasal voice, but she spent two weeks developing her voice and, when she came back to visit Hawks two weeks later, she had a deep husky voice.
37 She was 17 when she met and became close friends with Gregory Peck. She was an usherette at the time. They remained close until his death.
38 In Italy, she was dubbed by Clelia Bernacchi at the beginning of her career, then in most cases by Lidia Simoneschi. Franca Dominici, Renata Marini and Anna Miserocchi also lent their voice to Bacall at some point.
39 She made two movies with John Wayne, Blood Alley (1955) and The Shootist (1976). In the earlier film, during production, Bacall’s husband at the time, Humphrey Bogart, was dying of throat cancer. When she made the latter film with Wayne, he had lost a lung to cancer twelve years earlier, which mirrored the fate of his character in the story.
40 Daughter Leslie Bogart is childhood friends with Lorna Luft.
41 Son Sam Robards was born December 16, 1961 with second husband Jason Robards. Bacall’s longtime friend Katharine Hepburn, was his godmother.
42 Daughter Leslie Bogart was born on August 23, 1952. She was named after actor Leslie Howard, who helped Humphrey Bogart get his breakthrough role in the play, The Petrified Forest (1936).
43 Son Stephen H. Bogart was born on January 6, 1949. He was named after father Humphrey Bogart‘s character from To Have and Have Not (1944).
44 Lauren’s father, William Perske, was born in New Jersey, to Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire. Lauren’s mother, Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, was a Romanian Jewish immigrant.
45 A well respected actress for the past sixty years, she had only been nominated once for an Academy Award. She was 73 when she was nominated for The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).
46 Was mentioned along with late husband Humphrey Bogart in the 1981 song “Key Largo” (“We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall”).
47 Her appearance on a cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine at 18 years of age led to her first film role; she was spotted by the wife of director Howard Hawks, who gave her a screen test and cast her in To Have and Have Not (1944). The role was actually based on and named for Hawks’ wife at that time, Nancy Gross “Slim” Hawks. She repeated this “tribute” in Ready to Wear (1994), produced just a short time after “Slim” Hawks (name at the time of death: Nancy “Slim” Keith, Lady Keith) died, playing a character named Slim Chrysler, and released to theaters fifty years after the premier of To Have and Have Not (1944).
48 From 2009 until her death in August 2014, she was the only surviving legend mentioned in a popular phrase from Madonna‘s 1990 #1 hit song “Vogue”. Other legends mentioned: Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Grace Kelly, Jean Harlow, Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth and Bette Davis, who all died before the release of the song. Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Joe DiMaggio, Marlon Brando, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn and Lana Turner all died in following years.
49 Had won two Tony Awards as Best Actress (Musical): in 1970, for her role as Margo Channing in “Applause”, a musical based on the movie, All About Eve (1950); and in 1981, for “Woman of the Year”, also based on a movie of the same name, Woman of the Year (1942). Her Tony for “Applause” was presented by Walter Matthau.
50 Was good friends with: Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Julie London, Eve Arden, Virginia Mayo, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Boyer, Dorothy Malone, Mickey Rooney, Gregory Peck, Dirk Bogarde, Marilyn Monroe, Maureen O’Hara, Joan Rivers, Kirk Douglas, Edward Platt, Robert Stack, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Katharine Hepburn, Maggie Smith, James Garner, Elizabeth Taylor, Anjelica Huston, Carol Channing, Carol Burnett, Dick Cavett, Doris Day, Jason Robards, June Allyson, Tammy Grimes, Dan Seymour, Ingrid Bergman and Spencer Tracy.
51 Her marriage to Humphrey Bogart occurred at the Pleasant Valley area of Richland County, Ohio home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Louis Bromfield, Malabar Farm (4 miles southeast of Lucas within Monroe Township). The home is now an Ohio State Park.
52 Actress Kathleen Turner had often been compared to Bacall. When Turner and Bacall met, Turner reportedly introduced herself to Bacall by saying “Hi, I’m the young you.”.
53 Her autobiography, “By Myself”, won a National Book Award in 1980.
54 Had starred, with her husband Humphrey Bogart, on the syndicated radio program “Bold Venture” (1951-52). Her character’s name was Sailor Duval.
55 With late husband Humphrey Bogart, had a kind of vocal disorder named after her. “Bogart-Bacall syndrome”‘ (or BBS) is a form of muscle tension dysphonia most common in professional voice users (actors, singers, television/radio presenters, etc.) who habitually use a very low speaking pitch. BBS is more common among women than men and has been blamed on “social pressure on professional women to compete with men in the business arena”.
56 Won a Tony Award for her role as Margo Channing in the Broadway production of “Applause”, a musical based on the movie, All About Eve (1950). It was presented by Walter Matthau.
57 Is one of the initial “Rat Pack” with Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Irving Paul Lazar (aka “Swifty” Lazar) and their close friends.
58 She was an only child of William Perske and Natalie Weinstein-Bacal.
59 Having lost her job as a showroom model and quit acting school for lack of funds, the teenage Bacall found work as a Broadway theater usher. George Jean Nathan voted her the prettiest usher of the 1942 season in the pages of “Esquire”.
60 Still undiscovered, Bacall volunteered as a hostess at the New York chapter of the Stage Door Canteen, working Monday nights when theaters were closed.
61 Those close to her called her by her real first name, “Betty”.
62 She and former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres were relatives. Both had the same original last name – Perske. However, the two were not first cousins as has been commonly reported, and in a 2014 interview shortly after Bacall’s death, Peres stated that he was unsure of their exact connection.
63 Her screen persona was totally based and modeled after Howard Hawks‘s wife, Slim. She even uses her name in To Have and Have Not (1944).
64 Shortly after Humphrey Bogart‘s death, she announced her engagement to Frank Sinatra to the press. Sinatra promptly backed out.
65 Used her mother’s maiden name of Bacal, but added an extra “L” when she entered the cinema.
66 Was crowned “Miss Greenwich Village” in 1942.
67 Bacall lived in the same New York apartment building (The Dakota) as Beatle John Lennon when he was shot and later died on December 8, 1980. When interviewed on the subject in a recent British television program hosted by former model Twiggy, Bacall said she had heard the gunshot but assumed that it was a car tire bursting or a vehicle backfiring.
68 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1997).
69 Mother of actor Sam Robards, Stephen H. Bogart and Leslie Bogart.
70 Ranked #11 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. [October 1997]
71 Ranked #20 in the AFI’s top 25 Actress Legends.
72 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#6) (1995).

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