Mayo Methot
Actress
Mayo Methot
Mayo Methot, also known as Mayo Methot Bogart, was an American film and theater actress. She appeared in over 30 films, as well as performing on Broadway. Tragically she also suffered from alcoholism, the effects of which, she ultimately succumbed to, in 1951.
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“FROM SAINT TO WHORE” THE INGRID BERGMAN CHEATING SCANDAL - The National Enquirer
Google News - over 5 years
On the set of CASABLANCA, Humphrey Bogart's then-wife Mayo Methot accused him of cheating with Ingrid while making the 1942 Warners classic. Bogie denied her repeated charges, often violently as “The Battling Bogarts” waged war until their inevitable
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La mujer marcada (Marked woman, 1937) - Paperblog
Google News - over 5 years
Humphrey Bogart y Mayo Methot se conocieron en esta película y poco tiempo después se casaron. - En la película se opta por el concepto "azafata de discoteca" y no por el de prostituta, por razones obvias de censura. - Bette Davis no estaba muy segura
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Here's Looking at Him
NYTimes - about 6 years
TOUGH WITHOUT A GUN The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart By Stefan Kanfer Illustrated. 288 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $26.95. Has any leading man ever made women work so hard to get his attention? There he is, just minding his own business when along comes some dame who gets it in her head that they should fall in love. She flirts with
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - over 13 years
IF you've seen Minnie Driver as the tarty British mistress on NBC's ''Will and Grace,'' you may be surprised to learn that in her first film, Pat O'Connor's CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (1995), she played the ugly duckling. This is a piercingly poignant drama about three college girls in 1950's Dublin -- the beauty (Saffron Burrows), the orphan (Geraldine
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There Ain't No Sanity Claus
NYTimes - over 16 years
GROUCHO The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx. By Stefan Kanfer. Illustrated. 465 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $30. MONKEY BUSINESS The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers: Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo With Added Gummo. By Simon Louvish. Illustrated. 471 pp. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press. $25.95. THE ESSENTIAL GROUCHO
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Double Bogie
NYTimes - almost 20 years
BOGART By A. M. Sperber and Eric Lax. Illustrated. 676 pp. New York: William Morrow & Company. $27.50. BOGART A Life in Hollywood. By Jeffrey Meyers. Illustrated. 369 pp. New York: A Peter Davison Book/ Houghton Mifflin Company. $30. Humphrey Bogart was the original poster boy for movie nostalgia. In the 1960's, when fans and intellectuals both
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Here's Looking at You, Dad: Memories
NYTimes - about 20 years
THE break came in 1941, courtesy of Dashiell Hammett and a jewel-encrusted falcon from the Knights Templar of Malta. Everybody had read Hammett's story about the golden bird and the detective Sam Spade, and now it was time to make a third movie of the novel. But who for Spade? George Raft, the leading contender, turned down the role because the
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When Flying Was Indeed Glamorous
NYTimes - over 24 years
HER name is Excambian and she has had more lives than a cat, some good, some bad, but all interesting. In truth, she should be long gone but somehow she has survived and, piece by piece, rivet by rivet, she is being restored inside a hangar at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford. Someday, perhaps in two years, she will be as radiant as she was
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CLOSE TO HOME
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: WEDNESDAY is known as Ladies' Day in Times Square. It's matinee day, which means forget about getting a table in one of the area's few decent restaurants, and forget about going to Barnes & Noble to check out the remainders. The bookstore will have browsers to the ceiling. WEDNESDAY is known as Ladies' Day in Times Square. It's matinee day,
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NYTimes - almost 35 years
MABEL By Betty Harper Fussell. Illustrated. 239 pp. New Haven and New York: Ticknor & Fields. $15.95. LULU IN HOLLYWOOD By Louise Brooks. Illustrated. 109 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $15. ''THE tragedy of film history,'' writes Louise Brooks in ''Lulu in Hollywood,'' her wonderful account of her life in film, ''is that it is fabricated,
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    FORTIES
  • 1951
    Age 46
    She suffered from alcoholism, the effects of which she ultimately succumbed to in 1951.
    More Details Hide Details Methot was born in Portland, Oregon, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Methot. Methot's father was the captain of a ship and traveled frequently. She started performing on stage at the age of five. As a child, she was nicknamed, "The Portland Rosebud." At the age of 8, she was chosen to travel with selected Portland delegates to Washington, D.C. where she presented President Woodrow Wilson with a bouquet of flowers.
  • 1945
    Age 40
    Methot filed for divorce on May 10, 1945 in Las Vegas. The divorce was granted one hour after she filed the decree. Bogart married Lauren Bacall on May 21, 1945.
    More Details Hide Details After her divorce from Bogart, Methot was unable to renew the career she had given up and became locked into a pattern of alcoholism and depression. In the late 1940s, she moved back to Oregon where her mother helped take care of her.
    She is best known for being married to Humphrey Bogart (the third marriage for both), but the relationship was so stormy, they became known as the "Battling Bogarts", and they divorced in 1945.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1944
    Age 39
    The reconciliation proved to be short lived; Methot announced that Bogart had moved out of their home yet again on December 3, 1944.
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  • 1943
    Age 38
    While filming To Have and Have Not in 1943, Bogart fell in love with his 19-year old co-star Lauren Bacall and the two began an affair.
    More Details Hide Details Methot caught wind of the affair and visited the set often. Bogart attempted to save the marriage but Methot's alcoholism intensified as did their fighting. Bogart announced that he had moved out of the couple's home on October 19, 1944. On October 30, Bogart announced that he had reconciled with Methot and that he was "going home. In other words, we'll return to our normal battles."
  • 1937
    Age 32
    Methot divorced Morgan in February 1937, claiming that Morgan would not allow her to accept an acting role in New York City.
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  • 1936
    Age 31
    Methot's third marriage was to actor Humphrey Bogart, whom she had met in the late 1920s and reconnected with in early 1936. They were married on August 28, 1938 in Beverly Hills.
    More Details Hide Details Bogart had been married to actresses Helen Menken and Mary Philips before marrying Methot, and blamed his previous divorces on his wives' careers and their long separations. Two years after Methot and Bogart were married, Methot gave up acting. The two became a high-profile Hollywood couple, but it was not a smooth marriage. Both drank heavily, and Methot gained a reputation for her violent excesses when under the influence. They became known in the press as "The Battling Bogarts," with Methot widely known, due to her combativeness, as "Sluggy." Bogart later named his motor yacht Sluggy in her honor. During World War II, the Bogarts traveled Europe entertaining the troops. At one point in their travels during the war, the Bogarts met up with director John Huston in Italy. During a night of heavy drinking, Methot insisted that everyone listen to her perform a song. Though they told her no, she sang anyway. The performance was so bad and embarrassing that Huston and Bogart remembered it years later and based a scene in Key Largo on the incident. It is the scene in which the alcoholic girlfriend (played by Claire Trevor) of the mobster (played by Edward G. Robinson) sings a number off key and while intoxicated. The performance won Trevor an Academy Award.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1931
    Age 26
    In 1931, Methot married Percy T. Morgan, the co-owner of the Cock n' Bull restaurant on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard.
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  • 1927
    Age 22
    They divorced in 1927.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1923
    Age 18
    After her arrival, she met George M. Cohan and worked in All the King's Men, The Song and Dance Man, and The Medicine Man, as well as others, totaling some ten shows between 1923 and 1930.
    More Details Hide Details She became a popular actress on Broadway during the 1920s where she was admired for both her acting and singing ability. While on Broadway, she originated a role in the Vincent Youmans/Billy Rose musical Great Day (1929), introducing the standard "More Than You Know" and several others. She moved to Hollywood in the early 1930s and began an association with Warner Bros. Studios. She was usually cast as unsympathetic second leads and tough-talking "dames" of Warner's contemporary crime melodramas such as Jimmy the Gent and Marked Woman. Methot was married three times and had no children. At the age of 19, she married Cosmopolitan Productions cameraman Jack Lamond.
  • 1922
    Age 17
    She performed with the Baker Stock Company in Portland until 1922 when she left for New York City.
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  • 1919
    Age 14
    Methot was educated at Miss Catlin's School and graduated in 1919.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1904
    Born
    Born on March 3, 1904.
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