Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American film and stage actor. Bogart’s breakthrough from supporting roles to stardom came with High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon. His most significant romantic lead role was with Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca, which earned him his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
About Humphrey Bogart in brief
Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American film and stage actor. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected Bogart as the greatest male star of classic American cinema. Bogart’s breakthrough from supporting roles to stardom came with High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon. His most significant romantic lead role was with Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca, which earned him his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. A heavy smoker and drinker, Bogart died from esophageal cancer in January 1957. The date of Bogart’s birth has been disputed. According to biographers Ann M. Sperber and Eric Lax, Bogarts always celebrated his birthday on December 25 and listed it on official records. The name “Bogart” derives from the Dutch surname, ‘Bogaert,’ which means ‘to steal’ or “to steal from’ in Dutch. He was a Presbyterian, of English and Dutch descent, and a descendant of Sarah Rapelje. Maud was an Episcopalian of English heritage, and an Mayflower passenger John Howland. He had two younger sisters: Frances and Catherine Bogart and a younger sister, Catherine Elizabeth Bogart, who became an art director and a militant suffragette. He and Lauren Bacall fell in love when they filmed To Have and Have Not ; soon after the main filming for The Big Sleep, he filed for divorce from his third wife and married Bacall.
He 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. In his later years, significant roles included The Barefoot Contessa with Ava Gardner and his on-screen competition with William Holden for Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina. He later became the art director of the fashion and fashion magazine The Delineator. He used to draw baby pictures of his younger sisters as part of a group of friends at the lake in Canandaigua, New York. When he was young, he was friends with Frances Mellins, who used to put on plays for him. He also had a younger sisters, Catherine Catherine and Catherine Elizabeth, who would put on shows for him when she was young. He died of lung cancer in 1957 at the age of 48. He is buried at Mount Sinai Cemetery in New York City, along with his wife, Lauren Bacal, and their two daughters, Catherine and Frances. The Bogarts lived on an estate on a 55-acre estate on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, on the East Side of New York, and had a cottage on a lake in the village of Canandaegua. He never had a child of his own and was the only child of the unhappy marriage of Adam Welty Bogart and Julia Augusta Stiles.