Humphrey Bogart was an American actor and producer whose performances in acclaimed films like The Petrified Forest, High Sierra, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo, In a Lonely Place, The African Queen, The Caine Mutiny, The Barefoot Contessa, The Left Hand of God, etc. 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.
Humphrey DeForest Bogart
Bogie, The Last Century Man
Birthday / Date of Birth
Humphrey Bogart was born on the 25th of December 1899, in New York City, New York, United States.
Date of Death
He passed away on January 14, 1957, from esophageal cancer in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 57 years.
He had English, Dutch, German, French, remote Belgian [Walloon], Welsh, and Norwegian ancestry.
Humphrey attended several private schools, including Trinity School in New York and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
- Father – Belmont DeForest Bogart
- Mother – Maud Humphrey
- Siblings – Patricia Bogart, Catherine Bogart
Girlfriend / Spouse
Humphrey Bogart had dated –
- Helen Menken (1926-1927) – In 1926, Humphrey was married to Helen Menken until their divorce in 1927.
- Mary Philips (1928-1938) – Bogart tied the knot for the second time with Mary Philips. Their marriage lasted from 1928 until 1937.
- Mayo Methot (1938-1945) – In 1938, Humphrey wed Mayo Methot and the couple stayed together until their divorce in 1945.
- Lauren Bacall (1945-1957) – Bogart and his frequent co-star Lauren Bacall tied the knot in 1945. They welcomed a son (his first) named Stephen Humphrey Bogart (b. January 6, 1949) and a daughter named Leslie Howard Bogart (b. August 23, 1952). The couple stayed together until the actor’s death in January 1957.
- In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
- In centimeters – 173 cm
- In meters – 1.73 m
- In Kilograms – 71 kg
- In Pounds – 157 lbs
He wore a size 9.5 (US) shoe.
Humphrey became known as an American actor who became a preeminent motion picture tough guy and was a top box-office attraction during the 1940s and ’50s. 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.
In 1928, Bogart debuted on film with Helen Hayes two-reeler, The Dancing Town.
Humphrey Bogart Net worth
Humphrey Bogart had an estimated net worth of $5 million before his death.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Humphrey Bogart
- Humphrey born on December 25, 1899, was indisputably one of Hollywood’s most renowned actors even decades after his passing.
- He appeared in minor movie roles for 10 years until he landed his breakthrough role in High Sierra. After his exceptional performance in the film noir, Bogart gave justice to his iconic performance in Casablanca.
- In 1921, after leaving the Coast Guard, Bogart took a job at the office of his father’s friend, William Brady, at World Films, Brady’s new production company. There he was named stage manager for Brady’s actress-daughter Alice and took to the stage himself for the first time in Alice’s play Drifting.
- He decided to name his daughter ‘Leslie’ as a show of gratitude towards Leslie Howard, who directed him in the breakout film, The Petrified Forest. Similarly, his son Steve was named after his character’s nickname in To Have and Have Not.
- In 1934, Bogart starred in the Broadway play Invitation to a Murder at the Theatre Masque (renamed the John Golden Theatre in 1937).
- During the making of Beat the Devil (1953), Bogart experienced a serious automobile accident wherein he lost several of his teeth. This affected his ability to speak clearly and meant that his dialogues would require dubbing, which was eventually done by the still-unknown Peter Sellers.
- Humphrey was a distant relative of the late Princess Diana, Princess of Wales.
- He was the founding member and original leader of the Hollywood Rat Pack, which was made infamous by Frank Sinatra.
- In 1955, Bogart and Bacall worked on an early color telecast, an NBC adaptation of “The Petrified Forest” for Producers’ Showcase.
- In 1999, Humphrey was ranked #1 on the American Film Institute‘s list of the 50 Greatest Screen Legends.