Bogart, Humphrey



Humphrey Bogart is remembered as one of Hollywood's biggest stars, and he remains an icon of masculinity in American culture. After years of setbacks, false starts, and failed marriages, Bogart spent fifteen years at the height of his profession. In the 1940s he was ranked among the top money-making stars; by 1947 he was the highest paid actor in the world; and in 1948 he established his own film company. “Bogie,” as he came to be known, personified both toughness and elegance as the quintessential romantic antihero.

Bogart was born in 1899 to a noted Manhattan surgeon and his wife, who was a successful magazine illustrator. He had a minor career in New York theater in the 1920s and a few failed attempts at film acting ...

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