Quick facts
  • AlsoListedIn: Actors
  • Also Known As: Bogie, Humphrey DeForest Bogart, The Last Century Man, Bogey
  • Famous as: Actor
  • religion: Episcopalian, Episcopal Church
  • Born on: 25 December 1899 AD
  • Birthday: 25th December    Famous 25th December Birthdays
  • Died At Age: 57
  • Sun Sign: Capricorn    Capricorn Men
  • Born in: New York City
  • Died on: 14 January 1957 AD
  • place of death: Los Angeles
  • father: Belmont DeForest Bogart
  • mother: Maud Humphrey
  • siblings: Catherine Elizabeth Bogart, Frances Bogart
  • Spouses: Lauren Bacall, Helen Menken, Mary Philips, Mayo Methot
  • children: Stephen Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard Bogart
  • education: Phillips Academy Trinity School Delancey School
  • Founder/Co-Founder: Entertainment Industry Foundation
  • awards:: Academy Award for Best Actor
Long facts
  • Childhood Early Life: Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born on December 25, 1899 in New York. His father, Dr. Belmont DeForest Bogart, was a well-known heart surgeon while his mother, Maud Humphrey, was a famous painter. Young Humphrey acted as his mother’s model a number of times
  • Childhood Early Life: Humphrey was the eldest of his parent’s three children. He had two sisters; Frances and Catherine Elizabeth. His parents were rather formal and showed very little emotion to them.
  • Childhood Early Life: Humphrey began his education at Delancey School and studied there until fifth grade. After that he was shifted first to prestigious Trinity School and then in 1917 to equally elite Phillips Academy. His parents expected him to join University of Yale afte
  • Childhood Early Life: Unfortunately, in 1918, he was expelled from the school purportedly for throwing a groundskeeper into Rabbit Pond in the campus. With no other option left he joined United States Navy. His time in the US Navy helped him to develop a separate set of values
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1919, once the World War I ended, Humphrey Bogart was honorably discharged from the Navy. He came home to find his father sick and family fortune diminished due to bad investment. Therefore, he began to look for work.
  • Childhood Early Life: He got an office job at World Film Corporation, a company owned by theatre actor and producer William Aloysius Brad Sr. There he had to do all types of job and even tried his hand in script writing and directing, but failed.
  • Childhood Early Life: In the end, it was William’s daughter Alice, who introduced Bogart to acting. He initially acted as her stage manager. Then in 1921, he made his stage debut in her production, ‘Drifting’, playing a Japanese butler and uttering nervously his one-line dialo
  • Childhood Early Life: More roles followed and Bogart persistently worked at his chosen field. From 1922, he began appearing in number of Broadway productions with drawing room or country house settings. Initially he got small roles or second leads in comedies such as ‘Meet the
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1925, he got his first leading role in a comedy called ‘Cradle Snatcher’. His success at the Broadway was soon noticed by film directors. In 1928, he made his film debut with a short film called ‘The Dancing Town’; but concentrated mainly on stage.
  • Childhood Early Life: Then the stock market crashed in 1929; it had a huge negative impact on stage production and there was hardly any work. Therefore, like many other stage artists, Bogart set out for Hollywood and along with Spencer Tracy co-starred in ‘Up the River’, a 193
  • Childhood Early Life: Bogart continued to act in a number of films, but could not make any impact. Therefore, he decided to go back to Broadway and began shuttling between New York and Hollywood.
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1934, he got the lead role in the Broadway play ‘Invitation to Murder’. 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’.
  • Childhood Early Life: His performance in the play ‘The Petrified Forest’ caught the attention of Hollywood directors and when in 1936, Warner Brothers decided to make a film on the same novel he was cast in the same role. The film, which earned $500,000 at the box office, made
  • Childhood Early Life: In spite of the success, Warner Brothers offered him a twenty-six week contract at $550 per week. Bogart had no other option than to accept that. But unfortunately, these films typecast him as a gangster.
  • Childhood Early Life: From 1936 to 1940, Bogart made one movie every two months on an average and that too under grueling condition. Although Bogart did not like these roles, he did not have any alternative. Refusing to abide by the studio dictate would mean suspension without
  • Childhood Early Life: Yet he made a few noteworthy films during that period. 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 Fa
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1941, he was selected to play the role of Roy Earle in ‘High Sierra’. Although it was a crime thriller, his character had certain depth. Bogart was able to portray that successfully. The part earned him critical acclaim. It was technically the last imp
  • Childhood Early Life: Also in 1941, Bogart starred in ‘Maltese Falcon’, a classic film noir directed by John Huston and played the role of detective Sam Spade. The film, along with ‘High Sierra’, effectively launched Bogart as a leading man.
  • Childhood Early Life: However, Bogart had to wait for three more movies to get a romantic lead role. In 1942, he was casted as Rick Blaine, a hard-pressed expatriate nightclub owner in Michael Curtiz’s ‘Casablanca’. The role not only earned him his first Oscar nomination, but
  • Childhood Early Life: Bogart now continued playing lead roles in films like ‘Action in North Atlantic’, ‘Sahara’ (1943) and ‘Passage to Marseilles’ (1944). He also made a cameo appearance in World War II fundraiser, “Thank You Lucky Star’ (1943).
  • Childhood Early Life: Next in 1944, he made ‘To Have and Have Not’. It was a romance-war-adventure film based on a novel by Ernest Hemmingway and co-starred Lauren Bacall. the film was highly successful at the box office.
  • Childhood Early Life: Although there was a huge age difference, Bogart and Bacall developed a close rapport that lasted till his death. In 1945, they repeated the magic in ‘The Big Sleep’, earning $3million dollar at the box office. ‘Dark Passage’ (1947) and ‘Key Largo’ (1948)
  • Childhood Early Life: ’The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ was another significant movie released in 1948. Directed by John Huston, it was the first Hollywood movie to be shot outside United States. Although he did not win any award for the movie, it is now regarded as one of th
  • Childhood Early Life: Bogart continued making movies until 1956. 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’ (1
  • Childhood Early Life: Over a span of three decades Humphrey Bogart had appeared in around seventy-five movies. 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 Afr
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1951, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role of Charlie Allnut in the movie ‘The African Queen’.
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1999, the American Film Institute named Bogart the top male film star of the 20th century. He had attained the status of a legend in his lifetime only.
  • Childhood Early Life: Humphrey Bogart married actress Helen Menken on May 20, 1926 after four years of courtship. However, the marriage did not last long and they divorced on November 18, 1927.
  • Childhood Early Life: Next on April 3, 1928, Bogart married actress Mary Philips. Subsequently, Bogart moved to Hollywood; but Philips, who had an established career at New York, refused to accompany him. Finally they divorced in 1938, but remained on good terms.
  • Childhood Early Life: Bogart next married actress Mayo Methot on August 21, 1938. She suspected Bogart of infidelity and the two fought to such an extent that friends called them ‘The Battling Bogarts’. Ultimately, they divorced in 1945.
  • Childhood Early Life: On May 21, 1945 Bogart tied the knot for the fourth and final time with actress Lauren Bacall. In spite of the difference in age, the marriage lasted till Bogart’s death in 1957. The couple had two children; Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Bogart.
  • Childhood Early Life: Towards the end of his life Bogart developed cancer of esophagus. Since he never consulted doctor, his condition could not be determined till January 1956. By this time it was too late for surgery or chemo therapy. He died from the disease on January 14,
  • Childhood Early Life: On February 8, 1960, Bogart was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard posthumously.
  • Childhood Early Life: In 1997, the United States Postal Service honored Bogart with a stamp bearing his image in its "Legends of Hollywood" series.
  • Childhood Early Life: On June 24, 2006, a section of 103rd Street in New York City was renamed ‘Humphrey Bogart Place’.
  • Career: He got an office job at World Film Corporation, a company owned by theatre actor and producer William Aloysius Brad Sr. There he had to do all types of job and even tried his hand in script writing and directing, but failed.
  • Career: In the end, it was William’s daughter Alice, who introduced Bogart to acting. He initially acted as her stage manager. Then in 1921, he made his stage debut in her production, ‘Drifting’, playing a Japanese butler and uttering nervously his one-line dialo
  • Career: More roles followed and Bogart persistently worked at his chosen field. From 1922, he began appearing in number of Broadway productions with drawing room or country house settings. Initially he got small roles or second leads in comedies such as ‘Meet the
  • Career: In 1925, he got his first leading role in a comedy called ‘Cradle Snatcher’. His success at the Broadway was soon noticed by film directors. In 1928, he made his film debut with a short film called ‘The Dancing Town’; but concentrated mainly on stage.
  • Career: Then the stock market crashed in 1929; it had a huge negative impact on stage production and there was hardly any work. Therefore, like many other stage artists, Bogart set out for Hollywood and along with Spencer Tracy co-starred in ‘Up the River’, a 193
  • Career: Bogart continued to act in a number of films, but could not make any impact. Therefore, he decided to go back to Broadway and began shuttling between New York and Hollywood.
  • Career: In 1934, he got the lead role in the Broadway play ‘Invitation to Murder’. 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’.
  • Career: His performance in the play ‘The Petrified Forest’ caught the attention of Hollywood directors and when in 1936, Warner Brothers decided to make a film on the same novel he was cast in the same role. The film, which earned $500,000 at the box office, made
  • Career: In spite of the success, Warner Brothers offered him a twenty-six week contract at $550 per week. Bogart had no other option than to accept that. But unfortunately, these films typecast him as a gangster.
  • Career: From 1936 to 1940, Bogart made one movie every two months on an average and that too under grueling condition. Although Bogart did not like these roles, he did not have any alternative. Refusing to abide by the studio dictate would mean suspension without
  • Career: Yet he made a few noteworthy films during that period. 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 Fa
  • Career: In 1941, he was selected to play the role of Roy Earle in ‘High Sierra’. Although it was a crime thriller, his character had certain depth. Bogart was able to portray that successfully. The part earned him critical acclaim. It was technically the last imp
  • Career: Also in 1941, Bogart starred in ‘Maltese Falcon’, a classic film noir directed by John Huston and played the role of detective Sam Spade. The film, along with ‘High Sierra’, effectively launched Bogart as a leading man.
  • Career: However, Bogart had to wait for three more movies to get a romantic lead role. In 1942, he was casted as Rick Blaine, a hard-pressed expatriate nightclub owner in Michael Curtiz’s ‘Casablanca’. The role not only earned him his first Oscar nomination, but
  • Career: Bogart now continued playing lead roles in films like ‘Action in North Atlantic’, ‘Sahara’ (1943) and ‘Passage to Marseilles’ (1944). He also made a cameo appearance in World War II fundraiser, “Thank You Lucky Star’ (1943).
  • Career: Next in 1944, he made ‘To Have and Have Not’. It was a romance-war-adventure film based on a novel by Ernest Hemmingway and co-starred Lauren Bacall. the film was highly successful at the box office.
  • Career: Although there was a huge age difference, Bogart and Bacall developed a close rapport that lasted till his death. In 1945, they repeated the magic in ‘The Big Sleep’, earning $3million dollar at the box office. ‘Dark Passage’ (1947) and ‘Key Largo’ (1948)
  • Career: ’The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ was another significant movie released in 1948. Directed by John Huston, it was the first Hollywood movie to be shot outside United States. Although he did not win any award for the movie, it is now regarded as one of th
  • Career: Bogart continued making movies until 1956. 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’ (1
  • Career: Over a span of three decades Humphrey Bogart had appeared in around seventy-five movies. 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 Afr
  • Career: In 1951, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role of Charlie Allnut in the movie ‘The African Queen’.
  • Career: In 1999, the American Film Institute named Bogart the top male film star of the 20th century. He had attained the status of a legend in his lifetime only.
  • Career: Humphrey Bogart married actress Helen Menken on May 20, 1926 after four years of courtship. However, the marriage did not last long and they divorced on November 18, 1927.
  • Career: Next on April 3, 1928, Bogart married actress Mary Philips. Subsequently, Bogart moved to Hollywood; but Philips, who had an established career at New York, refused to accompany him. Finally they divorced in 1938, but remained on good terms.
  • Career: Bogart next married actress Mayo Methot on August 21, 1938. She suspected Bogart of infidelity and the two fought to such an extent that friends called them ‘The Battling Bogarts’. Ultimately, they divorced in 1945.
  • Career: On May 21, 1945 Bogart tied the knot for the fourth and final time with actress Lauren Bacall. In spite of the difference in age, the marriage lasted till Bogart’s death in 1957. The couple had two children; Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Bogart.
  • Career: Towards the end of his life Bogart developed cancer of esophagus. Since he never consulted doctor, his condition could not be determined till January 1956. By this time it was too late for surgery or chemo therapy. He died from the disease on January 14,
  • Career: On February 8, 1960, Bogart was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard posthumously.
  • Career: In 1997, the United States Postal Service honored Bogart with a stamp bearing his image in its "Legends of Hollywood" series.
  • Career: On June 24, 2006, a section of 103rd Street in New York City was renamed ‘Humphrey Bogart Place’.
  • Major Works: Over a span of three decades Humphrey Bogart had appeared in around seventy-five movies. 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 Afr
  • Major Works: In 1951, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role of Charlie Allnut in the movie ‘The African Queen’.
  • Major Works: In 1999, the American Film Institute named Bogart the top male film star of the 20th century. He had attained the status of a legend in his lifetime only.
  • Major Works: Humphrey Bogart married actress Helen Menken on May 20, 1926 after four years of courtship. However, the marriage did not last long and they divorced on November 18, 1927.
  • Major Works: Next on April 3, 1928, Bogart married actress Mary Philips. Subsequently, Bogart moved to Hollywood; but Philips, who had an established career at New York, refused to accompany him. Finally they divorced in 1938, but remained on good terms.
  • Major Works: Bogart next married actress Mayo Methot on August 21, 1938. She suspected Bogart of infidelity and the two fought to such an extent that friends called them ‘The Battling Bogarts’. Ultimately, they divorced in 1945.
  • Major Works: On May 21, 1945 Bogart tied the knot for the fourth and final time with actress Lauren Bacall. In spite of the difference in age, the marriage lasted till Bogart’s death in 1957. The couple had two children; Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Bogart.
  • Major Works: Towards the end of his life Bogart developed cancer of esophagus. Since he never consulted doctor, his condition could not be determined till January 1956. By this time it was too late for surgery or chemo therapy. He died from the disease on January 14,
  • Major Works: On February 8, 1960, Bogart was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard posthumously.
  • Major Works: In 1997, the United States Postal Service honored Bogart with a stamp bearing his image in its "Legends of Hollywood" series.
  • Major Works: On June 24, 2006, a section of 103rd Street in New York City was renamed ‘Humphrey Bogart Place’.
  • Awards Achievements: In 1951, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role of Charlie Allnut in the movie ‘The African Queen’.
  • Awards Achievements: In 1999, the American Film Institute named Bogart the top male film star of the 20th century. He had attained the status of a legend in his lifetime only.
  • Awards Achievements: Humphrey Bogart married actress Helen Menken on May 20, 1926 after four years of courtship. However, the marriage did not last long and they divorced on November 18, 1927.
  • Awards Achievements: Next on April 3, 1928, Bogart married actress Mary Philips. Subsequently, Bogart moved to Hollywood; but Philips, who had an established career at New York, refused to accompany him. Finally they divorced in 1938, but remained on good terms.
  • Awards Achievements: Bogart next married actress Mayo Methot on August 21, 1938. She suspected Bogart of infidelity and the two fought to such an extent that friends called them ‘The Battling Bogarts’. Ultimately, they divorced in 1945.
  • Awards Achievements: On May 21, 1945 Bogart tied the knot for the fourth and final time with actress Lauren Bacall. In spite of the difference in age, the marriage lasted till Bogart’s death in 1957. The couple had two children; Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Bogart.
  • Awards Achievements: Towards the end of his life Bogart developed cancer of esophagus. Since he never consulted doctor, his condition could not be determined till January 1956. By this time it was too late for surgery or chemo therapy. He died from the disease on January 14,
  • Awards Achievements: On February 8, 1960, Bogart was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard posthumously.
  • Awards Achievements: In 1997, the United States Postal Service honored Bogart with a stamp bearing his image in its "Legends of Hollywood" series.
  • Awards Achievements: On June 24, 2006, a section of 103rd Street in New York City was renamed ‘Humphrey Bogart Place’.
  • Personal Life Legacy: Humphrey Bogart married actress Helen Menken on May 20, 1926 after four years of courtship. However, the marriage did not last long and they divorced on November 18, 1927.
  • Personal Life Legacy: Next on April 3, 1928, Bogart married actress Mary Philips. Subsequently, Bogart moved to Hollywood; but Philips, who had an established career at New York, refused to accompany him. Finally they divorced in 1938, but remained on good terms.
  • Personal Life Legacy: Bogart next married actress Mayo Methot on August 21, 1938. She suspected Bogart of infidelity and the two fought to such an extent that friends called them ‘The Battling Bogarts’. Ultimately, they divorced in 1945.
  • Personal Life Legacy: On May 21, 1945 Bogart tied the knot for the fourth and final time with actress Lauren Bacall. In spite of the difference in age, the marriage lasted till Bogart’s death in 1957. The couple had two children; Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Bogart.
  • Personal Life Legacy: Towards the end of his life Bogart developed cancer of esophagus. Since he never consulted doctor, his condition could not be determined till January 1956. By this time it was too late for surgery or chemo therapy. He died from the disease on January 14,
  • Personal Life Legacy: On February 8, 1960, Bogart was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard posthumously.
  • Personal Life Legacy: In 1997, the United States Postal Service honored Bogart with a stamp bearing his image in its "Legends of Hollywood" series.
  • Personal Life Legacy: On June 24, 2006, a section of 103rd Street in New York City was renamed ‘Humphrey Bogart Place’.