5 Facts About The Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall's Jewish LIfe

August 13, 2014 10:04 PM

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5 Facts About The Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall's Jewish LIfe

(RNS) Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday (Aug. 12) at 89, had mixed feelings about her Jewishness. In “By Myself,” her autobiography, she wrote that she “felt totally Jewish and always would,” yet chided herself for not being more open about her Jewish identity.

Bacall was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family, but her Jewish-sounding name just wouldn’t cut it in the Hollywood of the 1940s and ’50s. She changed it to a version of her mother’s family name, Weinstein-Bacal.

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