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Humphrey Bogart

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Born Dec 25, 1899

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American actor. He is widely regarded as a cultural icon. The American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema. After trying various jobs, Bogart began acting in 1921 and became a regular in Broadway productions in the 1920s and 1930s. When the stock market crash of 1929 reduced the demand for plays, Bogart turned to film.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

Bogart was born on Christmas Day, 1899, in New York City, the eldest child of Dr. Belmont DeForest Bogart (July 1867, Watkins Glen, New York – September 8, 1934, New York City) and Maud Humphrey (1868–1940). … Read More
1900 Birth Sperber and Lax also noted that a birth announcement, printed in the Ontario County Times on January 10, 1900, effectively rules out the possibility of a January 23 birthdate; and state and federal census records from 1900 report a Christmas 1899 birthdate as well. … Read More

TEENAGE

1918 18 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His parents hoped he would go on to Yale, but in 1918 Bogart was expelled. … Read More

TWENTIES

1921 21 Years Old …  A few months later he made his stage debut as a Japanese butler in Alice's 1921 play Drifting, nervously speaking one line of dialog. … Read More
1922 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Preferring to learn as he went, Bogart never took acting lessons. He was persistent and worked steadily at his craft, appearing in at least seventeen Broadway productions between 1922 and 1935. … Read More
1928 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 3, 1928, he married Mary Philips, whom he'd met when they appeared in the play Nerves during its very brief run at the Comedy Theatre in September 1924, at her mother's apartment in Hartford, Connecticut. … Read More

THIRTIES

1930 30 Years Old Bogart shuttled back and forth between Hollywood and the New York stage from 1930 to 1935, suffering long periods without work.
1934 34 Years Old 1 More Event
His parents had separated, his father dying in 1934 in debt, which Bogart eventually paid off. … Read More
1936 36 Years Old …  Between 1936 and 1940 he averaged a movie every two months, at times working on two simultaneously. … Read More
1937 37 Years Old …  After the play closed she relented, but insisted on continuing her career and the couple divorced in 1937.
1938 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1938, Warner Bros. put Bogart in a "hillbilly musical" called Swing Your Lady as a wrestling promoter; he later apparently considered this his worst film performance.

FORTIES

1941 - 1942 2 More Events
…  The film was completed and slated for release in 1945, then withdrawn and substantially re-edited to add new, juiced-up scenes exploiting both the box office chemistry that shone between Bogart and Bacall in To Have and Have Not and the notoriety of their personal relationship. … Read More
1946 - 1947 2 More Events
1948 48 Years Old 1 More Event
He subsequently wrote an article "I'm No Communist" in the March 1948 edition of Photoplay magazine in which he distanced himself from The Hollywood Ten to counter the negative publicity resulting from his appearance. … Read More
1949 49 Years Old Bogart became a first-time father at age 49 when Bacall gave birth to Stephen Humphrey Bogart on January 6, 1949, during the filming of Tokyo Joe. … Read More

FIFTIES

1950 50 Years Old Bogart performed in his final films for Warners, Chain Lightning, released early in 1950, and The Enforcer, early in 1951. … Read More
1951 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Working outside of his own Santana Productions, Bogart starred with Katharine Hepburn in the John Huston directed The African Queen in 1951. … Read More
1952 52 Years Old …  He never forgot Howard's favor, and in 1952 named his only daughter "Leslie Howard Bogart" after Howard, who had died in World War II under mysterious circumstances. … Read More
1954 54 Years Old Just three years after his Best Actor triumph in African Queen, Bogart dropped his asking price to get the role of Captain Queeg in Edward Dmytryk's 1954 drama The Caine Mutiny. … Read More
1955 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Bogart rounded out 1955 with The Desperate Hours, directed by William Wyler. … Read More
Bogart, a heavy smoker and drinker, had developed cancer of the esophagus. He almost never spoke of his failing health and refused to see a doctor until January 1956.
1957 57 Years Old Died on January 14, 1957.
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