Lauren Bacall Net Worth, Wiki, Bio, Height, Movies, Children

Published Date   09th Sep. 2017, 23:03 pm
Lauren Bacall Net Worth, Wiki, Bio, Height, Movies, Children
Quick Info
Birth Name: Betty Joan Perske
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $20 million

American Actress and Singer, Lauren Bacall was a well-known actress in the movie industry for her sultry looks and distinctive voice. Two times Tony Award winner and also two times Golden Globe Award winner, Lauren Bacall was prominent in the entertainment industry throughout the years 1994 to 2014, until her death in August 2014. Lauren Bacall net worth was very high during her prime as she has acted in more than fifty movies for the duration of her career. A general bio of the beautiful actress, Lauren Bacall is given below.


The successful career of Lauren Bacall began as a teenage fashion model. She then made her acting debut in the film To Have and Have Not in 1944. She then continued to appear in movies like The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948). Lauren Bacall net worth was estimated to be very high as her movies were mostly well-received by the audience. This made her one of the leading ladies during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Not just in movies, but she also worked on Broadway in musicals. For the play musical Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981), she received Tony Awards. Similarly, for her performance in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) she received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.  Lauren Bacall died in 2014 in New York City after a stroke.

Early life and Education

Lauren Bacall was born on September 16, 1924, in The Bronx, New York as Betty Joan Perske. She was born in a Jewish family as the only child. Her father, William Perske worked in the sales and her mother, Natalie Bacall worked as a secretary. Her parents divorced when she was five. After the divorce, she lived with her mother and even took her mother’s last name.  She had a very close bond with her mother.

Lauren Bacall received her school level education from The Highland Manor Boarding School for Girls in Tarrytown, New York. She also went to Julia Richman High School in Manhattan. Both of these schools were private boarding schools. Her education at private schools was financially supported by her rich uncles. She took acting lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

Acting Career

Lauren Bacall made her acting debut on Broadway in 1942, at age 17. As a teenage fashion model, she appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in March 1943, as well as in magazines such as Vogue. She was discovered from the cover of Harper’s Bazaar and got the role in her first movie, To Have and Have Not (1994). The movie pushed her into instant stardom and her successful acting career began. Lauren Bacall movies after her first movie include Confidential Agent (1945), Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946), The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), Key Largo (1948) and so on.

Lauren Bacall net worth and stardom rose after the year 1950 by performing a string of films that won favorable reviews like in Young Man with a Horn (1950), Bright Leaf (1950), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, Woman’s World (1954), The Cobweb and Blood Alley both in the year 1955, Written on the Wind (1956), Designing Woman ( 1957), The Gift of Love (1958) and North West Frontier (1959).

Lauren Bacall only starred in three movies in the 1960s, namely Shock Treatment (1964), Sex and the Single Girl (1964) and Harper (1966). Despite this, she went on to have a successful on-stage career in musicals like Cactus Flower (1965) and Applause (1970). Lauren Bacall appeared in numerous movies and on-stage shows during the 1980s and 2000s. She was nominated many times for her successful roles and also has won a number of awards from different award ceremonies. Lauren Bacall movies list during this period of her career can be easily found on her Wikipedia page.

Lauren Bacall later career includes movies like Wide Blue Yonder (2010), Firedog (2010), Ernest & Celestine (2012) and The Forger (2012).

Radio appearances

Lauren Bacall also had various radio appearances throughout the course of her career. One of the most notable ones is her reprising the role of Marie “Slim” Browning for the adaptation of To Have and Have Not (1944) as a radio play. The movie was adapted as an hour-long radio play which was broadcast on October 14, 1946, by Lux Radio Theater.


Lauren Bacall has also published a total of three books during her life. Her first autobiography Lauren Bacall by Myself was published in the year 1979. Similarly, her second autobiography Now came out in the year 1994. The first volume of Lauren Bacall by Myself was later reprinted as By Myself and Then Some in the year 2006 with an extra chapter.

Net Worth and Salary

Lauren Bacall net worth is known to be huge from all the compensation she received from her numerous movies and stage plays. Lauren Bacall net worth was estimated to be around $20 Million in March 2012. Lauren Bacall net worth was estimated to be around $26.6 million at the time of her death. Lauren Bacall net worth has been split evenly between her children after her death.

Personal Life

Lauren Bacall married actor Humphrey Bogarton on May 21, 1945. The couple first met on the set of To Have and Have Not (1944). They remained married until, his death in the year 1957. She then had a relationship with singer and actor Frank Sinatra, which did not last long. She later married actor Jason Robards on July 4, 1961. But because of Robards alcoholism, the couple divorced in 1969.

Lauren Bacall has three children, two with Bogart and one with Robards. Lauren Bacall children with Bogart are a son and a daughter named, Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Howard Bogart. Her child with Robards is a son, Sam Robards.

Body Measurement

Lauren Bacall height was 5 feet 8½ inches. Lauren Bacall height also helped her stand out during her career as it was unusual among young actresses in the 1940s and 1950s to have such height.

Awards and Recognition 

Lauren Bacall has been awarded many awards and honors for her successful career. She is a two times Tony Award winner and two time Golden Globe Award winner as well.  The full list of awards won by her can be easily found on her Wikipedia page with details. Lauren Bacall is still a huge inspiration to all the individuals working to become successful in the field of acting.


Lauren Bacall died on August 12, 2014, in Manhattan. She died at the age of 89 after suffering a massive stroke. Her death was confirmed by New York–Presbyterian Hospital. She was cremated by her family. Lauren Bacall children evenly split her $26.6 million estates, as per her will. Lauren’s death was quite sorrowful for all her fans who now remember her through her through her remarkable films and TV series. She has marked a wonderful career in acting through the years she was present for which she remembered and respected.

A more detailed bio of the successful actress, Lauren Bacall can be found on various social media sites like Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, and more

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