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HUMPHREY BOGART BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Humphrey Bogart, born Humphrey Deforest Bogart, on December 25th, 1899 in New York City.  During his youth he attended, Andover, Massachusetts' Phillips Academy, but was expelled.  Soon after, Bogart joined the US navy during World War I as a ships gunner.  During his time serving, he suffered an injury of a splinter to his moth which resulted in a lisp that became among his most distinctive onscreen qualities.
 
After the war, Bogart returned to New York to accept a position on Broadway as a theatrical manager.  He also began receiving small parts performing on stage in the 1920's, but was relatively un noticed.  However, the late 1920's, Bogart decided to move to Hollywood with some other friends also pursuing careers in acting. 
 
He made his first film in the  short, "The Dancing Town" (1928) starring Helen Hayes and Hal Skelly, followed by the 1930 feature, "Up the River" directed by John Ford and co-starring Spencer Tracy and Clare Luce.  Shortly after, Warner Brothers signed him to a $550 a week contract.  Over the next five years he appeared in dozens of motion pictures such as, "The Petrified Forest" (1936) precursor of film noir, starring Bette Davis and Leslie Howard, "Dead End" (1936) co-starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea and Claire Trevor and brought to the silver screen for the very first time a gang of kids affectionaly named the Dead End Kids after the movie title, "The Roaring Twenties" (1936) starring James Cagney and Priscilla Lane and "Bullets or Ballots" (1936) starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Blondell and featuring Barton MacLane and Frank McHugh.
 
Bogart moved into a series of downbeat Warner films with urban, lower-class settings, including "Dead End" (1937), "Crime School" (1938) starring the Dead End Kids and "They Drive by Night" (1940) co-starring George Raft, Ida Lupino and Ann Sheridan
 
It wasn't until 1939 in, "Dark Victory", starring with Bette Davis, George Brent and future President of the United States Ronald Reagan that the public really got to see the depth of talent 'Bogie' as he was called had.  The 40's followed with even more opportunity for his career.  With Bogart being discovered by Raoul Walsh for, "High Sierra" (1941) again starring with Ida Lupino and featuring Arthur Kennedy and Alan Curtis, and shortly after director, John Huston cast Bogart in, "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) starring alongside of Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet, where Bogart enjoyed one of his most legendary roles. 
 
In 1942, Bogart signed a new seven-year contract for $2750 a week and embarked on an acclaimed series of wartime pictures.  Bogart's career was on an upward move with a role only one year later in, "Casablanca" (1942) co-starring Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains, which came to be one of the most loved films in this Hollywood era and earned Bogart his first Academy Award nomination as well as an Oscar win for Best Picture.
 
Bogart took another career move and chose to team up with director, Howard Hawks for an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's, "To Have and Have Not" co-starring Walter Brennan and Hoagy Carmichael.  He appeared with Lauren Bacall and their onstage love affair became an off stage love as well when the two married.  The two worked on two other films together, "Dark Passage" (1947) and "Key Largo" (1948) also starring Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor.  He won his only Oscar for his appearance on, "The African Queen" (1951) starring alongside legendary actress Katharine Hepburn.  On August 23rd, 1952, lauren and he had a daughter, Leslie Howard Bogart.
 
Well in to the 1950's, Bogart continued to appear on film after film such as, "Beat the Devil" (1953) featuring an all time cast including Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre and Bernard Lee, "The Barefoot Contessa" co-starring Ava Gardner and Edmond O'Brien, "The Caine Mutiny" starring with Fred MacMurray, Jose Ferrer and Van Johnson, "Sabrina" co-starring William Holden and Audrey Hepburn, all (1954), "The Desperate Hours" (1955) starring Fredric March and Arthur Kennedy and "We're No Angels" (1955) co-starring Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone and Leo G. Carroll

Sadly, after completing the 1956 boxing drama, "The Harder They Fall" Bogart was forced to undergo cancer surgery and died in his sleep on January 14, 1957.
 
Bogart's hangdog expression, five-o'clock shadow, and dangling cigarette signified the self-reliant individualist who was at heart a moral, even sentimental human being. Whether he was portraying ex-con, war hero, detective or more offbeat characters, his well known traits gave Bogart a romantic appeal that remained powerful with generations of moviegoers while other box office star images of the golden age have faded.

The American Film Institute ranked Humphrey Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema.
 
 
Filmography
 
1956   The Harder They Fall
1955   The Desperate Hours
1955   The Left Hand of God
1955   We're No Angels
1954   The Barefoot Contessa
1954   The Caine Mutiny
1954   The Jack Benny Program: The Jam Session and Baby Face
1954   Sabrina
1954   The Love Lottery
1953   Battle Circus
1953   Beat the Devil
1953   Jack Benny
1953   Road to Bali
1952   Deadline U.S.A.
1951   The African Queen
1951   The Enforcer
1951   Sirocco
1950   Chain Lightning
1950   In a Lonely Place
1949   Knock on Any Door
1949   Tokyo Joe
1948   Key Largo
1948   The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1947   Dark Passage
1947   Dead Reckoning
1947   The Return of Video Yesterbloop
1947   The Two Mrs. Carrolls
1947   Always Together
1946   The Big Sleep
1946   Two Guys from Milwaukee
1945   Conflict
1944   Passage to Marseille
1944   To Have and Have Not
1943   Action in the North Atlantic
1943   Best of Bogart
1943   Sahara
1943   Thank Your Lucky Stars 
1942   Across the Pacific 
1942   Casablanca
1942   In This Our Life
1942   The Big Shot
1941   All through the Night
1941   High Sierra 
1941   The Maltese Falcon
1941   The Wagons Roll at Night
1940   Brother Orchid
1940   Virginia City
1940   Invisible Stripes
1940   It All Came True
1940   They Drive by Night
1939   Dark Victory
1939   The Oklahoma Kid
1939   The Roaring Twenties
1939   King of the Underworld
1939   The Return of Doctor X
1939   You Can't Get Away with Murder
1939   The Return of Dr. X 
1938   Angels with Dirty Faces 
1938   Bullets or Ballots
1938   The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse 
1938   Crime School
1938   Men Are Such Fools 
1938   Swing Your Lady
1938   Racket Busters 
1937   Dead End 
1937   Kid Galahad
1937   Marked Woman
1937   Stand-In 
1937   Black Legion
1937   The Great O'Malley 
1937   San Quentin
1936   The Petrified Forest
1936   China Clipper
1936   Isle of Fury
1936   Two Against the World
1934   Call it Murder 
1932   Three on a Match 
1932   Big City Blues 
1932   Love Affair 
1931   Bad Sister
1931   Body and Soul 
1931   A Holy Terror 
1931   Women of All Nations
1930   A Devil with Women 
1930   Up the River





Matinee Classics - Across the Pacific starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Monte Blue and Keye Luke
Matinee Classics - Angels With Dirty Faces starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft and the Dead End Kids
Matinee Classics - Across the Pacific starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Monte Blue and Keye Luke
Matinee Classics - Angels With Dirty Faces starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft and the Dead End Kids
Matinee Classics - Beat the Devil starring Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollabrigida, Peter Lorre, Jennifer Jones and Robert Morley
Matinee Classics - All Through the Night starring Humphrey Bogart, Kaaren Verne, Conrad Veidt,  Peter Lorre , Frank McHugh, Judith Anderson, William Demarest, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, Wallace Ford,  Barton MacLane, and James Burke
Matinee Classics - Key Largo starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez, Harry Lewis, John Rodney, Marc Lawrence, Dan Seymour, Monte Blue, William Haade, Jay Silverheels and Rodd Redwing
Matinee Classics - The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook and Louis Jean Heydt
Matinee Classics - The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook and Louis Jean Heydt
Matinee Classics - The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook and Louis Jean Heydt


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