Lauren Bacall By Myself

Winner, National Book Awards 1980 for Autobiography – Hardcover

book jacket for Lauren Bacall By Myself
ISBN 9780345333216
Ballantine Books | Knopf
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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall was a stage and screen actress who starred in Hollywood films, such as To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, and Key Largo.  More about this author >

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Bogart’s “Baby”–Lauren Bacall–describes her career in Hollywood and on Broadway, her marriages to Bogart and Jason Robards, her disastrous affair with Sinatra, and her fierce determination to be her own woman.

Judges Citation

A legendary star of stage and screen, Lauren Bacall produced with Humphrey Bogart some of the most electric and memorable scenes in movie history. After tragically losing Bogart, she returned to New York and a brilliant career in the theatre. A two-time Tony winner, she married and later divorced her second love, Jason Robards, and never lost sight of the strength that made her a star. Her autobiography candidly recounts her rise from her Bronx beginnings as "a nice Jewish girl" to New York fashion model and Hollywood movie star.

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