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Lauren BACALL

American Lauren BACALL

born Betty Joan PERSKE

American actress

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on September 16, 1924 in The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: on August 12, 2014 in Manhattan, New York, USA


Biography

Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in The Bronx, New York, the only child of Natalie (née Weinstein-Bacal), a secretary who later legally changed her surname to Bacall, and William Perske, who worked in sales. Both her parents were Jewish. According to Bacall's own statement, her mother emigrated from Kingdom of Romania through Ellis Island, and her father was born in New Jersey, to parents who were born in Vistula Land, in the Russian Empire.

Bacall was educated at the expense of wealthy uncles at a private boarding school founded by philanthropist Eugene Heitler Lehman, named The Highland Manor Boarding School for Girls, in Tarrytown, New York, and at Julia Richman High School in Manhattan.

Through her father, she was a relative of Shimon Peres (born Szymon Perski), the ninth President of Israel. Peres has stated, “In 1952 or 1953 I came to New York... Lauren Bacall called me, said that she wanted to meet, and we did. We sat and talked about where our families came from, and discovered that we were from the same family... but I’m not exactly sure what our relation is... It was she who later said that she was my cousin, I didn’t say that". Her parents divorced when she was five; she later took the Romanian form of her mother's last name, Bacall. She no longer saw her father and formed a very close bond with her mother, who came to live in California after Bacall became a movie star.

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