Profile of the Day: Lauren Bacall
Happy birthday, Lauren Bacall! Today the sultry actress turns 89. She was born Betty Joan Perske in New York City to Jewish parents. Her mother immigrated from Romania, and her father was born in New Jersey, to parents from Poland. She first emerged as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film, To Have and Have Not. In 1945, the co-stars married and remained married until Bogart’s death.
Did you know that she is a first cousin to Shimon Peres, the former Prime Minister of Israel?
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