Betty Perske (Lauren Bacall), 1924-2014

Born in the Bronx, and first cousins to 9th Israeli President Shimon Peres, Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske), passed away on Tuesday in New York. Her son, Stephen Bogart, confirmed her death to the New York Times.
Stephen Bogart was named after Humphrey Bogart’s character in “To Have and Have Not,” in which she got her first shot at fame and uttered some of her most famous lines, like:
“You know you don’t have to act with me, Steve.  You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”


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4 Responses to Betty Perske (Lauren Bacall), 1924-2014

  1. Pistol Pete says:

    What a beautiful, classy woman she was.

  2. ZurichMike says:

    You just put your lips together and blow (at 2:53):

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