- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#6). 
- Ranked #20 in the AFI's top 25 Actress Legends.
- She has a daughter and a son from her marriage to Humphrey Bogart: Leslie and Stephen H. Bogart.
- Ranked #11 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Mother of actor Sam Robards.
- Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. 
- Bacall was staying in the same New York apartment building as Beatle John Lennon when he was shot (and later died on 8th December in the Roosevelt Hospital) in 1980. When interviewed on the subject in a recent UK TV programme hosted by former model Twiggy, Bacall said she had heard the gunshot but assumed that it was a car tire bursting or a vehicle backfiring.
- Was crowned "Miss Greenwich Village" in 1942.
- Used her mother's maiden name of Bacal, but added an extra "L" when she entered the cinema.
- Shortly after Humphrey Bogart's death, she announced her engagement to Frank Sinatra to the press. Mr. Sinatra promptly backed out.
- Her screen personna was totally based and modeled after Howard Hawks's wife, Slim. She even uses her name in To Have and Have Not (1944).
- She and former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres (currently the foreign minister) are cousins. Both have the same original last name -- Perske.
- Those close to her call her by her real first name, "Betty".
- Still undiscovered, Bacall volunteered as a hostess at the New York chapter of the Stage Door Canteen, working Monday nights when theaters were closed.
- Having lost her job as a showroom model and quit acting school for lack of funds, the teenage Bacall found work as a Broadway theater usher. George Jean Nathan voted her the prettiest usher of the 1942 season in the pages of "Esquire".
- An only child.
- One of the initial "Rat Pack" with Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Irving Paul Lazar (aka "Swifty" Lazar) and their close friends.
- Won a Tony for her role as Margo Channing in the Broadway production of "Applause", a musical based on the movie, All About Eve (1950). It was presented by Walter Matthau.
- With former husband Humphrey Bogart, has a kind of vocal disorder named after her. "Bogart-Bacall syndrome"' (or BBS) is a form of muscle tension dysphonia most common in professional voice users (actors, singers, TV/radio presenters, etc) who habitually use a very low speaking pitch. BBS is more common among women than men and has been blamed on "social pressure on professional women to compete with men in the business arena".
- Starred, with her husband Humphrey Bogart, on the syndicated radio program "Bold Venture" (1951-1952). Her character's name was Sailor Duval.
- Measurements: 34-26-34 (her 1940 modeling card) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Her autobiography, "By Myself", won a National Book Award in 1980
- Actress Kathleen Turner has often been compared to Bacall. When Turner and Bacall met, Turner reportedly introduced herself to Bacall by saying "Hi, I'm the young you."
- Her marriage to Humphrey Bogart occured at the Pleasant Valley area of Richland County, Ohio home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Louis Bromfield, Malabar Farm (now within the township of Lucas, Ohio). The home is now an Ohio State Park.
- Katharine Hepburn, her long-time friend, is the godmother of her son, Sam Robards.
- Has won two Tony Awards as Best Actress (Musical): in 1970, for her role as Margo Channing in "Applause", based on the movie, All About Eve (1950); and in 1981, for "Woman of the Year," also based on a movie of the same name, Woman of the Year (1942).
- As of 2005 she is the only surviving legend mentioned in a popular phrase from Madonna's 1990 #1 hit song "Vogue". Other legends mentioned: Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Grace Kelly, Jean Harlow, Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth and Bette Davis, who all died before the release of the song. Marlene Dietrich, Joe DiMaggio, Marlon Brando, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn and Lana Turner all died in following years.
- Is mentioned along with former husband Humphrey Bogart in the 1980s song "Key Largo" ("We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall").
- Is portrayed by Kathryn Harrold in Bogie (1980) (TV)
- Her appearance on a cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine at 18 years of age, led to her first film role; she was spotted by the wife of director Howard Hawks, who gave her a screen test and cast her in To Have and Have Not (1944).
- Originally wanted to be a dancer.
- A well respected actress for the past sixty years, she has only been nominated once for an Academy Award. She was 73 when nominated for The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).
- Is half Romanian
- Son Stephen Bogart born January 6, 1949. He was named after Humphrey Bogart's character from "To Have and Have Not" (1944).
- Daughter Leslie Bogart born August 23, 1952. She was named after actor Leslie Howard, who helped Bogart get his breakthrough role in the play, "The Petrified Forest".
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