90 Facts About Humphrey Bogart

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Humphrey Bogart began acting in Broadway shows, beginning his career in motion pictures with Up the River for Fox and appeared in supporting roles for the next decade, regularly portraying gangsters.

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Humphrey Bogart was praised for his work as Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest, but remained cast secondary to other actors at Warner Bros.

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Humphrey Bogart received positive reviews for his performance as gangster Hugh "Baby Face" Martin, in Dead End, directed by William Wyler.

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Humphrey Bogart reprised those unsettled, unstable characters as a World War II naval-vessel commander in The Caine Mutiny, which was a critical and commercial hit and earned him another Best Actor nomination.

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Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born on Christmas Day 1899 in New York City, the eldest child of Belmont DeForest Bogart and Maud Humphrey.

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Humphrey Bogart was raised Episcopalian, but was non-practicing for most of his adult life.

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Lauren Bacall wrote in her autobiography that Humphrey Bogart's birthday was always celebrated on Christmas Day, saying that he joked about being cheated out of a present every year.

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8.

Humphrey Bogart's later became art director of the fashion magazine The Delineator and a militant suffragette.

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Humphrey Bogart had two younger sisters: Frances and Catherine Elizabeth .

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10.

Humphrey Bogart's parents were busy in their careers, and frequently fought.

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11.

Humphrey Bogart was teased as a boy for his curls, tidiness, the "cute" pictures his mother had him pose for, the Little Lord Fauntleroy clothes in which she dressed him, and for his first name.

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Humphrey Bogart inherited a tendency to needle, a fondness for fishing, a lifelong love of boating, and an attraction to strong-willed women from his father.

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13.

Humphrey Bogart attended the private Delancey School until the fifth grade, and then attended the prestigious Trinity School.

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Humphrey Bogart was an indifferent, sullen student who showed no interest in after-school activities.

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Humphrey Bogart later attended Phillips Academy, a boarding school to which he was admitted based on family connections.

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16.

Humphrey Bogart's parents were deeply disappointed in their failed plans for his future.

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17.

Humphrey Bogart then volunteered for the Coast Guard Temporary Reserve in 1944, patrolling the California coastline in his yacht, the Santana.

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18.

When Humphrey Bogart looked for a match, the prisoner smashed him across the mouth with the cuffs and fled before being recaptured and imprisoned.

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Humphrey Bogart returned home to find his father in poor health, his medical practice faltering, and much of the family's wealth lost in bad timber investments.

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20.

Humphrey Bogart became a liberal who disliked pretension, phonies and snobs, sometimes defying conventional behavior and authority; he was well-mannered, articulate, punctual, self-effacing and stand-offish.

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21.

Humphrey Bogart was stage manager for Brady's daughter Alice's play A Ruined Lady.

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Humphrey Bogart made his stage debut a few months later as a Japanese butler in Alice's 1921 play Drifting, and appeared in several of her subsequent plays.

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23.

Humphrey Bogart was persistent and worked steadily at his craft, appearing in at least 17 Broadway productions between 1922 and 1935.

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24.

Humphrey Bogart played a juvenile lead in Lynn Starling's comedy Meet the Wife, which had a successful 232-performance run at the Klaw Theatre from November 1923 through July 1924.

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25.

Humphrey Bogart disliked his trivial, effeminate early-career parts, calling them "White Pants Willie" roles.

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26.

Menken said in her divorce filing that Humphrey Bogart valued his career more than marriage, citing neglect and abuse.

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27.

Humphrey Bogart debuted on film with Helen Hayes in the 1928 two-reeler, The Dancing Town, a complete copy of which has not been found.

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28.

Humphrey Bogart appeared with Joan Blondell and Ruth Etting in a Vitaphone short, Broadway's Like That, which was rediscovered in 1963.

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29.

Humphrey Bogart signed a contract with the Fox Film Corporation for $750 a week.

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30.

Humphrey Bogart was billed fourth behind Tracy, Claire Luce and Warren Hymer but his role was almost as large as Tracy's and much larger than Luce's or Hymer's.

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31.

Humphrey Bogart then had a supporting role in Bad Sister with Bette Davis.

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32.

Humphrey Bogart shuttled back and forth between Hollywood and the New York stage from 1930 to 1935, out of work for long periods.

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33.

Humphrey Bogart's parents had separated; his father died in 1934 in debt, which Bogart eventually paid off.

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34.

Humphrey Bogart inherited his father's gold ring, which he wore in many of his films.

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35.

In 1934, Humphrey Bogart starred in the Broadway play Invitation to a Murder at the Theatre Masque .

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36.

Humphrey Bogart was an antiquated juvenile who spent most of his stage life in white pants swinging a tennis racquet.

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37.

Humphrey Bogart seemed as far from a cold-blooded killer as one could get, but the voice[, ] dry and tired[, ] persisted, and the voice was Mantee's.

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38.

Humphrey Bogart never forgot Howard's favor and named his only daughter, Leslie Howard Bogart, after him in 1952.

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39.

Humphrey Bogart's roles were repetitive and physically demanding; studios were not yet air-conditioned, and his tightly scheduled job at Warners was anything but the indolent and "peachy" actor's life he hoped for.

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Humphrey Bogart averaged a film every two months between 1936 and 1940, sometimes working on two films at the same time.

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Humphrey Bogart used these years to begin developing his film persona: a wounded, stoical, cynical, charming, vulnerable, self-mocking loner with a code of honor.

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42.

Humphrey Bogart thought that the Warners wardrobe department was cheap, and often wore his own suits in his films.

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43.

Humphrey Bogart chose his own dog named Zero, to play Pard in High Sierra.

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44.

Humphrey Bogart's only leading role during this period was in Dead End, as a gangster modeled after Baby Face Nelson.

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45.

Humphrey Bogart's became convinced that Bogart was unfaithful to her .

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46.

Humphrey Bogart's set their house afire, stabbed him with a knife, and slashed her wrists several times.

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47.

Humphrey Bogart had a lifelong disdain for pretension and phoniness, and was again irritated by his inferior films.

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48.

Humphrey Bogart rarely watched his own films and avoided premieres, issuing fake press releases about his private life to satisfy journalistic and public curiosity.

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49.

Humphrey Bogart advised Robert Mitchum that the only way to stay alive in Hollywood was to be an "againster".

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50.

Humphrey Bogart was not the most popular of actors, and some in the Hollywood community shunned him privately to avoid trouble with the studios.

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51.

Humphrey Bogart admired Huston for his skill as a writer; a poor student, Humphrey Bogart was a lifelong reader.

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52.

Humphrey Bogart admired writers; some of his best friends were screenwriters, including Louis Bromfield, Nathaniel Benchley, and Nunnally Johnson.

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53.

Humphrey Bogart enjoyed intense, provocative conversation, as did Huston.

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54.

Humphrey Bogart played his first romantic lead in Casablanca : Rick Blaine, an expatriate nightclub owner hiding from a suspicious past and negotiating a fine line among Nazis, the French underground, the Vichy prefect and unresolved feelings for his ex-girlfriend.

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55.

Bosley Crowther wrote in his November 1942 New York Times review that Humphrey Bogart's character was used "to inject a cold point of tough resistance to evil forces afoot in Europe today".

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56.

Humphrey Bogart is reported to have been responsible for the notion that Rick Blaine should be portrayed as a chess player, a metaphor for the relationships he maintained with friends, enemies, and allies.

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57.

Humphrey Bogart was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, but lost to Paul Lukas for his performance in Watch on the Rhine.

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58.

Humphrey Bogart went on United Service Organizations and War Bond tours with Methot in 1943 and 1944, making arduous trips to Italy and North Africa .

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59.

Humphrey Bogart was still required to perform in films with weak scripts, leading to conflicts with the front office.

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60.

Humphrey Bogart starred in Conflict, but turned down God is My Co-Pilot that year.

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61.

The relationship made it easier for Bacall to make her first film, and Humphrey Bogart did his best to put her at ease with jokes and quiet coaching.

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62.

Humphrey Bogart encouraged her to steal scenes; Howard Hawks did his best to highlight her role, and found Bogart easy to direct.

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63.

Humphrey Bogart considered himself Bacall's protector and mentor, and Bogart was usurping that role.

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64.

Not usually drawn to his starlets, the married director fell for Bacall; he told her that she meant nothing to Humphrey Bogart and threatened to send her to the poverty-row studio Monogram Pictures.

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65.

Humphrey Bogart calmed her down, and then went after Hawks; Jack Warner settled the dispute, and filming resumed.

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66.

Humphrey Bogart was a homebody, and Bacall liked the nightlife; he loved the sea, which made her seasick.

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67.

Humphrey Bogart reportedly attempted to enlist, but was turned down due to his age.

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68.

Humphrey Bogart later wrote an article, "I'm No Communist", for the March 1948 issue of Photoplay magazine distancing himself from the Hollywood Ten to counter negative publicity resulting from his appearance.

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69.

Humphrey Bogart created his film company, Santana Productions, in 1948.

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Humphrey Bogart appeared in his final films for Warners, Chain Lightning and The Enforcer .

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71.

In quick succession, Humphrey Bogart starred in Knock on Any Door, Tokyo Joe, In a Lonely Place, and Sirocco .

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72.

Humphrey Bogart plays Dixon Steele, an embittered writer with a violent reputation who is the primary suspect in the murder of a young woman and falls in love with failed actress Laurel Gray .

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73.

Outside Santana Productions, Humphrey Bogart starred with Katharine Hepburn in the John Huston-directed The African Queen in 1951.

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74.

Humphrey Bogart was to get 30 percent of the profits and Hepburn 10 percent, plus a relatively small salary for both.

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75.

Humphrey Bogart resisted Huston's insistence on using real leeches in a key scene where Charlie has to drag his steam launch through an infested marsh, and reasonable fakes were employed.

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Humphrey Bogart dropped his asking price to obtain the role of Captain Queeg in Edward Dmytryk's drama, The Caine Mutiny .

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77.

Humphrey Bogart could be generous with actors, particularly those who were blacklisted, down on their luck or having personal problems.

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Humphrey Bogart stood behind Joan Bennett and insisted on her as his co-star in Michael Curtiz's We're No Angels when a scandal made her persona non grata with studio head Jack Warner.

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Humphrey Bogart had already been diagnosed with terminal cancer when shooting The Harder They Fall, a boxing drama with Rod Steiger in a supporting role.

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Humphrey Bogart'd come in exactly at 9am and leave at precisely 6pm.

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81.

Humphrey Bogart's eyes were watery because he was in pain with the cancer.

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82.

Humphrey Bogart appeared on The Jack Benny Show, where a surviving kinescope of the live telecast captures him in his only TV sketch-comedy performance .

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83.

Humphrey Bogart received top billing, Henry Fonda played Leslie Howard's role and Bacall played Bette Davis's part.

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Humphrey Bogart performed radio adaptations of some of his best-known films, such as Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon, and recorded a radio series entitled Bold Venture with Bacall.

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85.

Humphrey Bogart was a founding member and the original leader of the Hollywood Rat Pack.

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86.

Humphrey Bogart did not talk about his health and visited a doctor in January 1956 after considerable persuasion from Bacall.

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87.

Humphrey Bogart had additional surgery in November 1956, when the cancer had metastasized.

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88.

Humphrey Bogart was cremated, and his ashes were interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Columbarium of Eternal Light in its Garden of Memory in Glendale, California.

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Humphrey Bogart was buried with a small, gold whistle that had been part of a charm bracelet he had given to Bacall before they married.

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90.

The Man with Humphrey Bogart's Face was an homage to the actor.

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