Date of birth: December 25, 1899

Date of death: January 14, 1957 (Age 57)

Full name: Humphrey DeForest Bogart

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

Height: 5’ 9” (173 cm)

Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)

Hair color: Dark Brown

Eye color: Brown

During a career of 75 films spread across almost 3 decades, actor extraordinaire Humphrey Bogart established a legacy for himself as a hero of American folklore as well as the subject of a popular cultural icon across the world.


After his expulsion from high school in his final year, he pursued his sea travel dream by joining the US Navy in 1918 but soon returned home and began acting in 1921. Between 1922 and 1935, he appeared in more than 17 Broadway pieces, and also starred in a major role in 1903 film, Up the River. He earned his breakthrough into his famed gangster roles in The Petrified Forest (1936).

Celebrated by AFI in 1999 as the greatest classic American cinema male star, he earned 2 Oscar nominations as Best Actor for his roles in Casablanca (1943) and in The Caine Mutiny (1954) and won one in the same category for The African Queen (1951). He also rose to stardom and becoming an A-lister with movies such as The Maltese Falcon and High Sierra (both 1941).

Due to his height, he wore platforms under his shoes for an extra 5 inches to his frame whenever he appeared with stars such as Paul Henreid and Ingrid Bergman. During the shooting of Beat the Devil (1953), he lost a handful of teeth and had his speech temporarily impaired due to an auto crash

A heavy smoker and drinker, he was known for his binge drinking and wild parties with his friends as well as smoking 2 packs of cigarettes daily. By the time he turned 57, his weight was recorded to be just around 80 lbs (36 kg) due to the esophageal cancer he had developed.



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