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Humphrey Bogart (1899 – 1957)

Born: Humphrey DeForest Bogart
December 25, 1899

BogartBest known for his performances in film noir, Humphrey Bogart was also a veteran stage actor during the early 1930s, and became one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and popular film stars by the early 1940s. His tough guy image was established early in his film career, and his rise to stardom was prompted by the success of three movies High Sierra (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942). Eventually becoming a romantic lead, his characters continued to have a rough edge about them. In addition to the aforementioned, Bogart appeared in an additional eight movies which are included on the 1001 list: Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), In a Lonely Place (1950), The African Queen (1951), Beat the Devil (1953) and The Barefoot Contessa (1954) (Klaus Ming January 2013).


2 comments on “Humphrey Bogart (1899 – 1957)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins

    I would have voted for In a Lonely Place, too. And much as I like The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon, my favorite of those listed would have to be To Have and Have Not.

  2. Klaus

    I’d thought i’d watched a lot of Bogart films that were on the list, and I have! I’m wondering if he has starred in the most number of films on the 1001 list?

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