Bogart, Humphrey Deforest
(1899-1957)
   Born into a wealthy family in New York City, Humphrey Bogart served in the navy during World War I and then held a variety of jobs before finding work in the theater in the 1920s. In 1931, he signed a contract with Fox but was not particularly successful until he appeared in The Petrified Forest in 1936. Rather than being conventionally handsome, his rugged looks suited him for parts as a well-worn, world-weary character like those described in the novels of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Bogart appeared as the hero in both The Maltese Falcon (1941) and The Big Sleep (1946). Among his best films are High Sierra (1941), Casablanca (1942), To Have and Have Not (1944) with Lauren Bacall, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948) with Bacall and Edward G. Robinson, The African Queen (1951), The Caine Mutiny (1954), and The Desperate Hours (1955). He won Academy Awards for both The African Queen and The Caine Mutiny. Bogart actively campaigned against the House Un-American Activities Committee’s investigations of Hollywood in 1947 and the introduction of the blacklist. However, faced with criticism in the press, he did not pursue this position. Bogart died of cancer in 1957.

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  • Bogart,Humphrey DeForest — Bo·gart (bōʹgärt), Humphrey DeForest. 1899 1957. American actor who played reticent, tough, but ultimately kind hearted heroes in films such as Casablanca (1942) and The African Queen (1951), for which he won an Academy Award. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bogart, Humphrey (DeForest) — born Dec. 25, 1899, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 14, 1957, Hollywood, Calif. U.S. actor. He had minor roles on the stage and in Hollywood before winning success on Broadway as the murderer Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1935), a role he… …   Universalium

  • Bogart, Humphrey (DeForest) — (25 dic. 1899, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.–14 ene. 1957, Hollywood, Cal.). Actor estadounidense. Interpretó papeles secundarios en el teatro y en Hollywood antes de lograr el éxito en Broadway como el asesino Duke Mantee en El bosque petrificado… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bogart, Humphrey — ▪ American actor in full  Humphrey DeForest Bogart  born Dec. 25, 1899, New York, New York, U.S. died Jan. 14, 1957, Hollywood, California  American actor who became a preeminent motion picture “tough guy” and was a top box office attraction… …   Universalium

  • Humphrey DeForest Bogart — noun United States film actor (1899 1957) • Syn: ↑Bogart, ↑Humphrey Bogart • Derivationally related forms: ↑Bogartian (for: ↑Bogart) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑act …   Useful english dictionary

  • Humphrey Bogart — fotografiert von Yousuf Karsh, 1946 Humphrey DeForest Bogart (* 25. Dezember 1899 in New York; † 14. Januar 1957 in Los Angeles) war ein amerikanischer Filmschauspie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Humphrey Bogart — Bogart Bogart n. Humphrey DeForest Bogart, famous movie actor; most commonly called {Humphrey Bogart}; b. 1899, d. 1957. Syn: Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey DeForest Bogart. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bogart — n. Humphrey DeForest Bogart, famous movie actor; most commonly called {Humphrey Bogart}; b. 1899, d. 1957. Syn: Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey DeForest Bogart. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Humphrey Bogart — Infobox actor name = Humphrey Bogart imagesize = 200px caption = Photographed by Yousuf Karsh, 1946 birthname = Humphrey DeForest Bogart birthdate = birth date|1899|12|25 birthplace = New York City, New York, U.S. deathdate = death date and… …   Wikipedia

  • Humphrey Bogart — noun United States film actor (1899 1957) • Syn: ↑Bogart, ↑Humphrey DeForest Bogart • Derivationally related forms: ↑Bogartian (for: ↑Bogart) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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