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Moments from legendary life of movie and Broadway legend Lauren Bacall born 95 years ago today

It all began when the then-wife of director Howard Hawks saw a young model named Betty Bacall on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.

She was soon flown to Hollywood, screen tested and cast opposite Humphrey Bogart in 1944′s To Have and Have Not.

Bacall, whose name was changed to Lauren, became an overnight star and Mrs. Humphrey Bogart.

What followed were 70 uninterrupted years of fame as she starred in such films as The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Written on the Wind, How to Marry a Millionaire, Designing Woman, Dark Passage, Blood Alley, Murder on the Orient Express, The Shootist, The Fan, The Portrait, Ready to Wear, Misery, Diamonds, and The Mirror has Two Faces, among many others. She received an honorary Academy Award for her film career and two Tony Awards for her work on Broadway where she starred in the long-running hits Applause, Woman of the Year, and Cactus Flower.

Miss Bacall, mother of a son and daughter from Bogart and a son from second husband Jason Robards Jr., died in 2015 a month before what would have been her 90th birthday.

These photos reflect a life of extraordinary accomplishment and experiences with presidents, royalty,fellow stars, husbands and children – clearly a life lived to the fullest.

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