After being in show business for over 55 years, Lauren Bacall will be presented with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Honorary Award on November 14
On November 14, 2009 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents its Honorary Academy Award to 85-year-old Lauren (Betty) Bacall, we can expect what her reaction would be. She would give them her trademark ‘Look’ (pressing her chin against her chest and tilting her eyes upward) and drawl, ‘It’s been a long time coming, honey, but better late than never’! The ‘Look’ had been Bacall’s trademark since her 1944 movie, To Have and Have Not.
Her comments would be justified. After all, Bacall had been in show business for 55 years and her score card is quite impressive — 60 movies, eight Broadway hits, 16 TV shows, 13 awards of different categories, three best-selling books. Only the ‘Oscar’ had been missing. In 1999, Bacall was ranked one among the top 25 stars on the American Film Institute’s 100 years.
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