Actress Lauren Bacall was named the 20th greatest actress in the 20th century by the American Film Institute. Born to humble beginnings in the Bronx, Bacall worked as a model and theater usher to get by while she was studying acting. Her breakthrough came in her first film role. She starred alongside her future husband Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944).
The film catapulted her into instant stardom. Bacall went on have a long-lasting impressive career, winning an Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to the golden age of film. Her distinctive voice and sultry come hither eyes cemented her as a Hollywood icon that people will love for years to come.
You learn to rise above a lot of bad things that happen in your life. And you have to keep going. — Lauren Bacall