Caption: Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck in Designing Woman (1957)
Born: September 16, 1924
Star sign: Virgo
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Known for: The Big Sleep (1946), Key Largo (1948), To Have and Have Not (1944), Dogville (2003)
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary. They divorced when ...