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Autographed photo signed by actress Lauren Bacall inscribed to actress, singer, and comedienne, Kaye Ballard (1925-2019) with the inscription, For Kaye- / the "me" that was! / xB.B. in what appears to be red felt-tip marker. NOTE: Lauren Bacall often went by "Betty Bacall" (she was born Betty Joan Perske), or "B.B." for short, especially to her friends.
This photo, in a plastic case, was hanging on a wall in a room in Kaye Ballard's home - along with dozens of other signed celebrity photos - at the time of Kaye's passing on January 21, 2019. (See attached photo of the wall in Kaye Ballard's home that highlights the placement of the photo on Kaye's wall.) The photo with matte and case measures 5"x7"x1.25" The photo itself measures 4.375"x6.125".
Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute and received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009 "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures".  Bacall began her career as a model before making her film debut as a leading lady in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944). She continued in the film noir genre with appearances with Humphrey Bogart in THE BIG SLEEP (1946), DARK PASSAGE (1947), and KEY LARGO (1948), and she starred in the romantic comedies HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, and DESIGNING WOMAN (1957) with Gregory Peck. She co-starred with John Wayne in his final film THE SHOOTIST (1976) by Wayne's personal request. She also worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for APPLAUSE (1970) and WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1981). She won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES (1996).




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Items will be shipped from Indiana.  Items for sale were in Kaye’s home at the time of her passing. They were collected from her home and shipped to an executor of her estate who resides in Indiana. As shipments arrive in Indiana from Kaye’s home in Rancho Mirage CA, it is determined which items are able to be sold and those items are listed for sale.
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Lauren Bacall, signed photo

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