Humphrey DeForest, also known as Bogie, was an American stage and film actor. His roles in Classical Hollywood films established him as an American cultural icon. Bogart was named the greatest male star of classic American cinema by the American Film Institute in 1999.
Bogart began his career in Broadway shows before beginning his film career with Up the River (1930) for Fox, where he played gangsters in supporting roles for the next decade. He was praised for his performance as Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936), but he was cast secondary to other Warner Bros. actors who received leading roles. Bogart also received praise for his portrayal of gangster Hugh “Baby Face” Martin in William Wyler’s Dead End (1937).
How Old Was Humphrey Bogart When He Died?
Bogart was born on December 25, 1899 in New York City, New York, United States. He died on January 14, 1957, at the age of 57, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Bogart died of esophageal cancer, resulting from him being a heavy smoker and drinker.