Today in history: 16 September 1924
Lauren Bacall was born on this date in New York City. She was the only child of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a secretary who later legally changed her surname to Bacall, and William Perske, who worked in sales. Bacall's parents were Jewish immigrants, from Poland and Romania, who emigrated through Ellis Island. She is first cousin to Shimon Peres, current President and former Prime Minister of Israel. Her parents divorced when she was five, and she took the Romanian form of her mother's last name, Bacall. Bacall no longer saw her father and formed a close bond with her mother, whom she took with her to California when she became a movie star.
Lauren Bacall first emerged as leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have And Have Not (1944) in which she sang How Little We Know.
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