Humphrey Bogart

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Date of Birth December 25, 1899
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Date of Death Jan 14, 1957 (57)
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Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American film and stage actor. His performances in Classical Hollywood cinema films made him an American cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected Bogart as the greatest male star of classic American cinema. Bogart began acting in Broadway shows, beginning his career in motion pictures with Up the River for Fox. Bogart appeared in supporting roles for the next decade, sometimes portraying gangsters. Bogart was praised for his work as Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest, but remained secondary to other actors Warner Bros. cast in lead roles. His breakthrough from supporting roles to stardom came with High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon, considered one of the first great noir films. Bogart's private detectives, Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, became the models for detectives in other noir films.

Born: Humphrey DeForest Bogart, December 25, 1899, New York City, U.S.
Died: January 14, 1957, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Education: Trinity School, Phillips Academy
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1921–1956
Children: 2
Parent(s): Belmont DeForest Bogart, M.D, Maud Humphrey
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor (1951)
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About Humphrey Bogart

Classic actor who played Rick Blaine in Casablanca and Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon. Known as a cultural icon, the American Film Institute called him the greatest male star in cinema's history in 1999. His other film credits include The Big Sleep, The African Queen, Dark Passage, Key Largo, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

Before Fame

While attending the prep school Phillips Academy, he allegedly threw the groundskeeper into the campus lake, known as Rabbit Pond, and was expelled. Thus demolishing his chances of attending Yale, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and managed a stage company.

Achievement

He became known for his signature voice and his tough guy persona.

Family Life

He married his co-star and fourth wife, actress Lauren Bacall in 1945 and they remained together until his death. He was the father to two children. His father was Dr. Belmont Deforest Bogart, and his mother was Maud Humphrey. Bogart is the Dutch word for orchard.

Associations

He starred alongside Bette Davis in The Petrified Forest in 1936.

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