Happy 87th Birthday to Lauren Bacall! What's Her Greatest Onscreen Moment?
Lauren Bacall: smokiest dame who ever lived? Besides Myrna Loy, who was so (literally) smoky that Nicotine dripped off the screen? Today is Bacall's 87th birthday, and even if she lost the Best Supporting Actress Oscar to that two-bit whippersnapper Juliette Binoche, she's still a supremely respected star of a bygone era. What's your favorite Bacall moment of all time?
I'm taking us back to the start -- and to a very revered classic. In 1944's To Have and Have Not, Bacall slinks away from Bogie and over to the piano for a devastating, husky rendition of Hoagy Carmichael's "How Little We Know." If you can survive the sauna of sexuality that is her voice, you still have to get over that unbelievable face. Has any other star -- including Marilyn, Elizabeth, or Grace -- ever embodied the term "knockout" so fiercely?