Humphrey DeForest Bogart

Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American screen and stage performing artist. His exhibitions in 1940s film noir motion pictures, for example, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep earned him status as a social symbol.

Bogart started acting in 1921 after a hitch in the U.S. Naval force in World War I and little accomplishment in different employments in back and the creation side of the theater. Step by step he turned into a standard in Broadway appears in the 1930s. At the point when money markets crash of 1929 diminished the interest for plays, Bogart swung to film. His first extraordinary achievement was as Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936), and this prompted a time of pigeonholing as a criminal with movies, for example, Angels with Dirty Faces (1938).

Bogart’s leap forward as a main man came in 1941 with High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon. The following year, his execution in Casablanca (1943; Oscar selection) raised him to the pinnacle of his calling and, in the meantime, solidified his trademark film persona, that of the hard-bubbled critic who eventually demonstrates his respectable side. Different victories took after, including To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), each of the four with his better half Lauren Bacall; The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948); In a Lonely Place (1950); The African Queen (1951; Oscar champ); Sabrina (1954); The Caine Mutiny (1954; Oscar selection); and We’re No Angels (1955). His last film was The Harder They Fall (1956).

Amid a movie profession of right around 30 years, Bogart showed up in excess of 75 include films. In 1999, the American Film Institute positioned Bogart as the best male star of Classic American silver screen. Over his profession, he got three Academy Award designations for Best Actor, winning one (for The African Queen).

Top 25 Personalities of America