- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 2
American actor of great notability who won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in "The African Queen," 1951. For his roles in "Casablanca," 1943 and "Caine Mutiny," 1954, he was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar. After WW II, he was one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood with films that included "High Sierra" and "The Maltese Falcon."
The son of a successful doctor and a book illustrator, Bogart was upper-middle class, raised comfortably in upstate New York. However his dad had a ferocious temper and his mom could barely voice her feelings. He was often left with servants who were abusive. After being expelled from Andover Academy he joined the Navy near the close of WW II.
From the Navy, he went to Broadway, but his career developed slowly. In the '30s he began getting film roles, usually a second-string player in villain roles. His first big break came with "The Petrified Forest," 1936.
Bogart met 19-year-old Lauren Bacall on the set of "To Have and Have Not," 1944. He was on his third marriage, a battling affair from 1938 with alcoholic actress Mayo Method, and fell deeply in love with Bacall. They married on 21 May 1945 and had two kids, Stephen, 1949 and Leslie, 1952. A first-time father at 49, he was not a hands-on dad to his kids even though the last 12 years of his life were probably his happiest. Despite the May-December nature of their romance, Bogie and Bacall enjoyed one of the most steadfast of Hollywood's romances.
In 1956, he was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and had surgery on 1 March to remove the diseased portion. Reduced to 65 lbs, he died a year later, on 14 January 1957, 2:10 AM, Holmby Hills, California.