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Humphrey Bogart

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Net worth 2018: $250,000
Residence: New York City
Country: United States
BirthDay: 25 December 1899
Sigh: Capricorn
Died On: January 14, 1957
Education: Phillips Academy, Trinity School, Delancey School

Humphrey Bogart was bornon 25 December 1899 in New York City, American, is Actor. Humphrey Bogart was an American screen actor who is best known for his performances in the iconic films such as ‘Casablanca’, ‘The Maltese Falcon’ and ‘The African Queen’. He was born in a wealthy family in the New York City. Although his parents had planned a bright future for him, he did not take much interest in studies and was finally expelled from school for misconduct. Not knowing what to do, he first joined United States Navy and then took up small jobs before being appointed as a stage manager. From the beginning of 1920s he began to get minor acting jobs at the Broadway; ultimately getting lead roles in the middle of the decade. The stock exchange crash in 1929 forced him to shift to Hollywood; but there too he had an upheaval task in front of him. Initially he was typecast as a gangster in B-grade movies; but persistence and hard work won in the end. By the beginning of the 1940s he was recognized as an established actor and a lead man. He now started giving hits after hits. Many of his later films began to be recognized as screen classics and he a living legend.


On June 24, 2006, a section of 103rd Street in New York City was renamed ‘Humphrey Bogart Place’


In 1997, the United States Postal Service honored Bogart with a stamp bearing his image in its "Legends of Hollywood" series


On February 8, 1960, Bogart was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard posthumously


In spite of the difference in age, the marriage lasted till Bogart’s death in 1957


His hard hitting performance in his last film ‘The Harder They Fall’ (1956) earned him great critical acclaim


In fact, his screen personality was such that it helped to make minor movies like ‘Beat the Devil’ (1953) and ‘The Barefoot Contessa’ (1954) achieve high popularity


’The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ was another significant movie released in 1948


‘Dark Passage’ (1947) and ‘Key Largo’ (1948) were two other hit movies where they acted together


In 1945, they repeated the magic in ‘The Big Sleep’, earning $3million dollar at the box office


He also made a cameo appearance in World War II fundraiser, “Thank You Lucky Star’ (1943)


Among them, ‘Casablanca’ (1942), ‘To Have and Have Not’ (1944), ‘The Big Sleep’ (1946) ’The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ (1948), ‘In a Lonely Place’ (1950), ‘The African Queen’ (1951), ‘Sabrina’ (1954), and ‘The Caine Mutiny’ (1954) are now regarded as screen classics


Also in 1941, Bogart starred in ‘Maltese Falcon’, a classic film noir directed by John Huston and played the role of detective Sam Spade


Bogart next married actress Mayo Methot on August 21, 1938


They were Black Legion (1936), Marked Woman (1937), Dead End (1937), ‘San Quentin’ (1937), ‘Black Region’ (1937), ‘Racket Busters’ (1938), ‘You Can't Get Away with Murder’ (1938), ‘Angel with Dirty Faces’ (1938),‘The Roaring Twenties’ (1939) and ‘They Drive by Night’ (1940)


It caught the attention of theatre producer Arthur Hopkins, who cast him in the role of the ruthless killer Duke Mantee in the 1935 play ‘The Petrified Forest’


In 1934, he got the lead role in the Broadway play ‘Invitation to Murder’


Therefore, like many other stage artists, Bogart set out for Hollywood and along with Spencer Tracy co-starred in ‘Up the River’, a 1930 feature film directed by John Ford


Then the stock market crashed in 1929; it had a huge negative impact on stage production and there was hardly any work


In 1928, he made his film debut with a short film called ‘The Dancing Town’; but concentrated mainly on stage


However, the marriage did not last long and they divorced on November 18, 1927


Humphrey Bogart married actress Helen Menken on May 20, 1926 after four years of courtship


In 1925, he got his first leading role in a comedy called ‘Cradle Snatcher’


Initially he got small roles or second leads in comedies such as ‘Meet the Wife’ (1923) where he played the part of reporter Gregory Brown


From 1922, he began appearing in number of Broadway productions with drawing room or country house settings


Then in 1921, he made his stage debut in her production, ‘Drifting’, playing a Japanese butler and uttering nervously his one-line dialogue, "Drinks for my lady and for her most honored guests


In 1919, once the World War I ended, Humphrey Bogart was honorably discharged from the Navy


Unfortunately, in 1918, he was expelled from the school purportedly for throwing a groundskeeper into Rabbit Pond in the campus


After that he was shifted first to prestigious Trinity School and then in 1917 to equally elite Phillips Academy


Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born on December 25, 1899 in New York

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