1899 - 1957 (57 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.
||Humphrey Bogart |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox
||23 Jan 1899
||New York City, NY, USA
||14 Jan 1957
||Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA
||18 Sep 2001 |
||Lauren Bacall, b. 16 Sep 1924, New York City, NY, USA d. 12 Aug 2014, New York City, NY, USA (Age 89 years) |
||21 May 1945
||14 Aug 2014 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- The son of a Manhattan surgeon and a magazine illustrator Humphrey Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, sent to Phillips Academy in Andover in preparation for medical studies at Yale. He was expelled from Phillips and joined the U.S. Navy. While serving he was wounded in the shelling of the Leviathan; the resulting partial paralysis caused his signature snarl and lisp. From 1920 to 1922 he managed a stage company owned by family friend William S. Brady, performing a variety of tasks at Brady's film studio in New York. After this he began regular stage performances. Alexander Woollcott described his acting in a 1922 play as "inadequate". In 1930 he got a contract with Fox and his feature film debut in a 10 minute short Broadway's Like That (1930), co-starring Ruth Etting and Joan Blondell. Fox released him after two years. After five more years of stage and minor film roles, he broke through with Petrified Forest, The (1936); he got the part, over 'Edward G. Robinson', only after the star, Leslie Howard, threatened to quit unless accompanied by his fellow actor from the Broadway production. The movie led to a long-term contract with Warners. From 1936 to 1940 he appeared in 28 films, usually as a gangster, twice in Westerns. 1941 was his landmark year, first in High Sierra (1941) and then as Sam Spade in Maltese Falcon, The (1941). These were followed by Casablanca (1942), 0038355 and Key Largo (1948). In 1947 he joined Lauren Bacall and others protesting the witch hunts of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He also formed his own production company and the next year made Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948). "Bogey" received the Best Actor Academy Award for African Queen, The (1951) and nomination for Casablanca (1942) and as Captain Queeg in Caine Mutiny, The (1954), a film made when he was already seriously ill. He died in his sleep at his Hollywood home following an operation for throat cancer.
Oldest of two children with Lauren Bacall, Stephen Humphrey Bogart, discussed his relationship with Bogie in 1996 book, "Bogart: In Search of My Father."
Humphrey Bogart was born on 23 January 1899, but Warner Brothers publicity decided that a Christmas birthday would be far more advantageous because 'a guy born on Christmas can't be all bad.'(!!). Per NY Times (12/25/2000).
(October 1997) Ranked #9 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
Humphrey Bogart's speech defect (lisping) does not appear in the German dubbings of his voice which is also lower.
There is some dispute as to how Bogey's lip injury occurred. Another version has it that he caught a large wood splinter in his lip at the age of twelve, but the combat story is more exciting.
German dubbers do not seem to like him because they translated his famous quote "Here's looking at you, kid" as "Ich schau' dir in die Augen, Kleines." which means "I look into your eyes, little one"
Named one of his children Leslie to show his gratitude to Leslie Howard who got him his big break in Petrified Forest, The (1936)
Played chess by mail with GIs during WWII
In Key Largo, Bogie takes the helm of a boat called the Santana. In real life, Santana was the name of Bogie's yacht, which he purchased from June Allyson and Dick Powell.
His coffin contains a small, gold whistle, put there by his wife, Lauren Bacall.
Another story of how Bogart got his trademark lisp, is that he was hit with shackels when escorting a prisioner. Bogart was a young guard for the Navy and when escorting a prisioner attempted to escape he hit Bogart in the face with his shackels. Borgat feering that he would lose his position and be severly punished for letting a prisoner escape chased down the prisioner and brought him successfully to the Portsmouth Naval Prision. However because the surgon who stiched up his face did not do a very good job, Bogart was left with his trademark lisp.
According to Lauren Bacall's autobiography, Bogie was born on 25 December 1899, not 23 January of the same year as believed by some.
Was nicknamed "The Last Century Man" because he was born on Christmas Day 1899 (based on the popular belief that the 19th Century ended in 1899, not 1900 as it really was).
Decades after his death, Bogie made a guest appearance on the TV horror series "Tales from the Crypt" (1989). Footage from several movies was computer enhanced and combined with a voice and body double to allow Bogart to receive to billing for the episode "You, Murderer." Guest starring with "Bogie" were John Lithgow and Isabella Rossellini, performing an eerie (and hilarious) parody of her mother, Ingrid Bergman.
Related to screenwriter Adela Rogers St. Johns; his grandfather and her grandmother were brother and sister.
"The trouble with the world is that it's always one drink behind."
"The trouble with Bogart is he thinks he's Bogart." - John Huston
"Acting is experience with something sweet behind it."
"Himself, he never took too seriously - his work, most seriously. He regarded the somewhat gaudy figure of Bogart the star with amused cynicism; Bogart the actor he held in deep respect." - John Huston
"Bogie himself said that dead is dead and life is for the living and you've got to move on - and if you don't, it's self-indulgent and does the dead no good. He said it dishonoured them because if they gave you so little care for your own life, then they didn't leave you with very much." - Lauren Bacall
"It's been misspelt a lot. He decided on it. It's not Bog-ey. He signed with an -ie. And that's good enough for me." -
On Lauren Bacall: "She's a real Joe. You'll fall in love with her like everybody else."
[attributed last words] "I should never have switched from scotch to martinis."
"He was a dirty rat, but I loved that man." - Ann Sheridan
Salary _Sabrina (1954)_ $300,000 (USA)
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
One of the screen's most legendary figures was a pop-culture icon to generations of movie watchers unborn when he enjoyed his initial successes. Bogart was also an extremely unlikely bet for stardom: His slight stature, weatherbeaten features, scarred lip, and withering snarl hardly qualified him in Hollywood's glamour-obsessed Golden Age. Fortunately for this talented tough guy, he was in the right place (Warner Bros.) at the right time (the onset of World War 2) to win audience approval in the rugged thrillers and action films in which that studio specialized.
Bogart, the son of a distinguished surgeon, actually studied medicine himself for a time before enlisting in the Navy during World War 1. Caught in a blast aboard ship, he sustained facial wounds that scarred and partially paralyzed his upper lip, accounting for one of his distinctive screen trademarks. A talented (and, according to silent-screen star Louise Brooks, sensitive) stage actor during the 1920s, Bogart made his screen debut in a 1930 short subject, Broadway's Like That and alternated stints in theater and film for the next few years. His career ratcheted upward when he played vicious killer Duke Mantee in "The Petrified Forest" on Broadway; costar Leslie Howard insisted he recreate the role in the 1936 film adaptation, which won him a Warners contract.
Although Bogart scored in Forest and, on loan to Goldwyn, in Dead End (1937, again playing a killer), his home studio mired him in B pictures (1936's Isle of Fury for example) and secondary roles in bigger-budgeted fare (supporting Bette Davis in 1937's Marked Woman and 1939's Dark Victory He was solid playing gangsters in 1938's Angels with Dirty Faces and 1939's The Roaring Twenties (both opposite Cagney), but was ludicrous as a zombie in 1939's The Return of Dr. X and a Mexican bandit in the 1940 Errol Flynn Western Virginia City
Bogart owes his stardom to George Raft, who turned down the two 1941 roles that boosted him to the top: "Mad Dog" Earle in High Sierra and Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. As his box-office standing improved, Warners designed vehicles that would enable him to retain his toughguy persona while playing sympathetic characters. Beginning with his "Rick" in Casablanca (1942), the single role for which he is best remembered (and which earned him his first Oscar nomination), Bogart etched memorable portraits as another Rick-type in To Have and Have Not (1944, during the production of which he met and married Lauren Bacall, his fourth and final wife), private eye Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep (1946), a reformed crook in Key Largo (1948), the greed-crazed Fred C. Dobbs in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (also 1948), a Hollywood burnout in In a Lonely Place (1950), the unstable Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny (1954, Oscar-nominated), an escaped killer in The Desperate Hours (1955), and a weary sportswriter in The Harder They Fall (1956, his last film).
While never noted as a comedian, Bogart was supremely funny in All Through the Night (1942), Sabrina (1954), and We're No Angels (1955), as well as The African Queen (1951, opposite Katharine Hepburn), in his Oscar-winning performance as boozy riverboat skipper Charlie Allnut. A lifelong smoker, he succumbed to throat cancer in 1957. Though well respected in his lifetime, Bogart didn't attain cult status until his films were rediscovered by younger viewers in the late 1960s: His blunt, no-nonsense, cynical and world-weary manner translated into a pop-culture existentialism that spoke volumes to the alienated youth of that turbulent era, and though the antiestablishment fervor has cooled, he remains arguably the most popular male star of Hollywood's Golden Age.