Bacall only appeared in a handful of feature films during the 1960s: Shock Treatment (1964) with Stuart Whitman, Sex and the Single Girl (1964) with Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Henry Fonda, and Harper (1966) with Paul Newman, Janet Leigh and Shelley Winters. Despite this small quantity, her Broadway career was successfully launched with her performance in the farce Cactus Flower (1965). In this decade, Bacall began a relationship with Jason Robards and got married to him on July 4, 1961 at Ensenada, Mexico. Their son Sam Robards was born on December 16, 1961. The couple divorced in 1969, mainly due to Robards’ alcoholism, according to Bacall’s autobiography.
Below are 26 photographs capture the icon in the ‘60s:
Lauren Bacall tenderly smiling to her children Leslie and Stephen Bogart, New York, 1960. Photo by Mondadori.
Lauren Bacall smiling with her children Leslie and Stephen Bogart while standing in front of a PanAm airplane at New York International Airport, New York City, 1961. Photo by Hulton Archive.
Jason Robards Jr. and Lauren Bacall shown cutting the cake after wedding, 1961. Photo by Bettmann.
Lauren Bacall with her baby son, Sam, at their West Side New York apartment, July 1962. Photo by Daily Express.
Lauren Bacall on set with crew, 1960s. Photo by NBCUniversal.