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”. She has signed her book, Now, Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. There is a dust jacket that has some smudges and slight stains. Overall, the book is in good condition. Signed and Inscribed on the 4th page.