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Lauren Bacall would have been 92 today – here are some random videos from the great star’s career

Since Lauren Bacall was one of the first movie stars I became obsessed with as a kid (Elizabeth Taylor was the other, of course), I never forget her birthday.

It’s been just over two years since the movie icon and Broadway legend died just about a month before her 90th birthday.

She had such an epic life (husbands were Humphrey Bogart and Jason Robards, fiancee was Frank Sinatra) with great professional highs like the movies To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, How to Marry a Millionaire and The Mirror Has Two Faces and the smash Broadway shows Applause, Woman of the Year and Cactus Flower.

She became a star at 19 and worked in movies right up until near the end of her life with such later credits as Dogville, Manderlay, Birth and The Walker.

If you’ve never read Miss Bacall’s autobiography, By Myself, I highly recommend it! It won the National Book Award and is one of my favorite memoirs ever – absorbing from page one.

Below are some random videos of Miss Bacall that I especially like – I obviously loved her coffee commercials! Hope you enjoy.

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  1. Greg, like you I had a thing for Lauren Bacall, one of the last great names of stage and screen. I guess my favorite movie was Key Largo where she beat on Johnny Rocco who called her a spitfire! Betty was a spitfire, but a true Lady all the way!

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