Worked as an usherette in a theater, where she was able to watch actors rehearse
Appeared in short-lived Broadway production "Johnny 2x4"
Crowned "Miss Greenwich Village"
Spotted on cover of March 1943 issue of <i>Harper's Bazaar</i> by Howard Hawks' wife; Hawks tested her and signed her to a seven-year studio contract
Made acting debut as the female lead in "To Have and Have Not" opposite Humphrey Bogart, directed by Hawks
Appeared with Bogart in comedy "Two Guys from Milwaukee"
Suspended temporarily from acting for refusing to act in Western "Stallion Road" opposite Ronald Reagan
Last of four co-starring films for Bacall and Bogart, "Key Largo"
Last film for Warner Bros., "Bright Leaf" co-starring Gary Cooper
Journeyed to Africa with Bogart for filming of John Huston's adventure classic "The African Queen" (did not appear in film) instead of staying in Hollywood to star in "Storm Warning"; Ginger Rogers replaced her in role; after many rifts, parted with Warner Bros.
Made radio debut on the series "Bold Venture"
Acted in first film for three years, "How to Marry a Millionaire"
Made one of earliest TV appearances on "Light's Diamond Jubilee," an all-star variety special celebrating the 75th anniversary of Edison's discovery of the light bulb
Acted opposite Bogart in NBC adaptation of "The Petrified Forest"; Bogart recreated role of Duke Mantee, which he had played on Broadway and in film nearly 20 years earlier
First film which was not a U.S. Production, "North West Frontier"; last film for five years
First starred on Broadway in comedy "Goodbye Charlie"
Returned to films after a five-year absence to appear in "Shock Treatment"; also marked first film in which she was not female lead (played by Carol Lynley)
Starred on Broadway in hit comedy "Cactus Flower"; played 900 performances over several years
Hosted ABC variety special "The Light Fantastic, or How to Tell the Past, Present, and Maybe Your Future Through Social Dancing"
Starred on Broadway in "Applause," a musical adaptation of classic comedy-drama film "All About Eve"; stayed with the show for 18 months and then took show on tour
Made London stage debut in "Applause"
Reprised the role of Margo Channing from "Applause" in a CBS TV adaptation of the stage musical
Made TV-movie debut in "Perfect Gentlemen," co-starring Ruth Gordon and Sandy Dennis
Published first autobiographical work <i>By Myself</i>
Served as ringmaster for CBS variety special "Circus of the Stars"
Portrayed by Kathryn Harrold in TV-movie biopic "Bogie" (CBS); Bacall claimed she never saw the movie, nor did she want to
Returned to Broadway in another musical adaptation "Woman of the Year," based on 1942 film starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy
Starred in a touring, Broadway-bound revival of the Tennessee Williams play "Sweet Bird of Youth"; show closed before making it to New York
Appeared as herself in interview and compilation documentary "John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick"
Hosted and narrated the PBS documentary about Humphrey Bogart, "Bacall on Bogart"
Hosted TNT special "Kisses," a history of the kiss in movies
Hosted a series of made-for-TV dramatic presentations "General Motors Playwrights Theater" (A&E); several programs aired each TV season; first installment, "Clara"
Inducted into the French Order of Arts and Sciences
Received sole Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for playing Barbra Streisand's critical mother in "The Mirror Has Two Faces"
Made rare TV acting appearance as a guest on an episode of the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope"
Starred in the title role of the CBS miniseries "Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke"
Appeared as a brothel owner in "Diamonds"; reunited on screen with Kirk Douglas
Returned to Broadway as star of the Noel Coward play "Waiting in the Wings"
Starred with Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgård in "Dogville," directed by Lars Von Trier
Played Kidman's mother in "Birth," helmed by Jonathan Glazer
Co-starred in "Manderlay," the second part of Lars von Trier's U.S.A. trilogy
Cast opposite Woody Harrelson and Kristin Scott Thomas in crime drama "The Walker"
Co-starred in "The Forger" with Josh Hutcherson and Alfred Molina