Lauren Bacall: Her Life in Pictures

From movie siren to Broadway star, the actress had a life filled with highs and lows. Follow some of her most memorable moments


In 1945, Life magazine published a photo of Bacall baring her legs while draped atop a piano as Vice President Harry Truman played. The staged shot became an instant sensation in the post-war era. (Bess Truman, however, was reportedly furious.) Remaining politically minded throughout her life, Bacall later campaigned for Democratic candidates Adlai Stevenson in the 1952 Presidential election and Robert Kennedy in the 1964 U.S. Senate race.