Is Lauren Bacall Jewish?

Yes, Lauren Bacall is Jewish. Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924 in the Bronx, New York. She was known for her distinctive husky voice. As an actress, Bacall first emerged as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film "To Have and Have Not". Bacall's performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

Lauren Bacall was the only child of Jewish parents (her mother emigrated from Romania through Ellis Island and her father was born in New Jersey to Polish-born parents). Her mother, Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, was a secretary who later legally changed her surname to Bacall. Her father was William Perske, who worked in sales. Bacall was a first cousin to Shimon Peres, the ninth President of Israel, whose term expired on July 24, 2014. Bacall died on August 12, 2014.

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