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Lauren Bacall


Jewish American film and stage actress, who was the wife of Humphrey Bogart.
Lauren Bacall
It's not an old movie if you haven't seen it.
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A planned life is a dead life.
Bacall
I love Nicole. Nicole and I happen to be very great friends. Besides that, the press never get it straight. They do not print what you say... We were in Venice for Birth at the Venice Film Festival. And you know when you have a day when you go from one room to another with the roundtables with about five journalists sitting around at each table throwing questions at you all the time. So in one of these rooms, I'm sitting there. And one of the journalists said, you're an icon and Nicole Kidman's an icon and what do you think about that? And I said, why do you have to burden her with the category? She's a young woman. She's got her whole career ahead of her. Why does she have to be pegged as an icon or as anything? Let her enjoy her time. Don't, you know, suddenly put her in a slot. And that was all I said. The word "legend" never came up. It was "icon."




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She's not a legend. She's a beginner. What is this 'legend'? She can't be a legend at whatever age she is. She can't be a legend, you have to be older.
Bacall Lauren
Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.
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The people I've known I must say are extraordinary. When I think about some of them, I can't believe that I knew them all. And I think the reason I knew most of them at the beginning was because they were of Bogie's generation, 25 years my senior, not mine. But they were the most talented people of all.
Lauren Bacall
I was Betty Bacall always. And Lauren was Howard Hawks... he felt that Lauren Bacall was better sounding than Betty Bacall. He had a vision of his own. He was a Svengali. He wanted to mold me. He wanted to control me. And he did until Mr. Bogart got involved.
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Well, his attention span was not long, shall we say.
Bacall
Losing Bogey was horrible, obviously. Because he was young. And because he gave me my life. I wouldn't have had a ó I don't know what would have happened to me if I hadn't met him ó I would have had a completely different kind of life. He changed me, he gave me everything. And he was an extraordinary man.
Bacall Lauren
Lauren Bacall has cinema personality to burn. She has a javelin-like vitality, a born dancerís eloquence of movement, a fierce female shrewdness, and a special sweet-sourness. With these faculties, plus a stone-crushing self-confidence and a trombone voice, she manages to get across the toughest girl Hollywood has dreamed of in a long, long while.
Lauren Bacall
BACALL: "I'm a total Democrat. I'm anti-Republican. And it's only fair that you know it. Even though..."




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That's absolutely one of my most favorite movies, for so many reasons. I fought for that part; I wanted it badly. I took a lower salary, I did everything. Grace Kelly said, 'I'll never forgive you for playing that part. It was written for me. She [Kelly] got the prince [Rainier], I got the part.'
Lauren Bacall
How many women do we know who were continually kissed by Clark Gable, William Powell, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and Fredric March? Only one: Myrna Loy... And to meet whom did Franklin D. Roosevelt find himself tempted to call off the Yalta Conference? Myrna Loy. And to see what lady in what picture did John Dillinger risk coming out of hiding to meet his bullet-ridden death in an alley in Chicago? Myrna Loy, in Manhattan Melodrama.
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Looking at yourself in a mirror isnít exactly a study of life.
Bacall Lauren
Baby's a real Joe.
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Nicole and I worked together on Dogville and we were friends when we started this. That laid the groundwork for our fabulous relationship on screen and off.
Lauren Bacall
Even today, seeing her from a distance on a city street, striding easily with head thrown back, you would know why she interested Bogart from the day they met. She was no ordinary girl then, just as today she is no ordinary woman. In fact, she is an extraordinary one.
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I went to a sneak preview... I was sort of stunned by it, because you don't realize what you've done. I never knew what was going to happen, but they knew. Warners knew, and Howard knew.
Lauren Bacall
He was... a womanizer, he wanted to be in the sack with everybody.
Bacall Lauren
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.


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