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Humphrey Bogart

Born: December 25, 1899
Died: January 14, 1957 (age 57)

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American actor.  After trying various jobs, Bogart began acting in 1921 and became a regular in Broadway productions in the 1920s and 1930s. When the stock market crash of 1929 reduced the demand for plays, Bogart also turned to film.

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Humphrey Bogart1) On December 25, 1899, where was Bogart born?

  1. Watkins Glen, New York
  2. New York City
  3. Boston, Massachusetts

2) Bogart's father, Belmont, was a surgeon specializing in heart and lungs. His mother, Maud Humphrey, was a commercial illustrator, who received her art training in New York and France, including study with James McNeill Whistler, and who later became artistic director of the fashion magazine The Delineator.

  • True or False?

3) In the spring of 1918, which branch of service did Bogart join?

  1. Army
  2. Navy
  3. Coast Guards

4) Early in his career, while playing double roles in the play Drifting at the Playhouse Theatre in 1922, Bogart met his first wife.  They were married on May 20, 1926 at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City, divorced on November 18, 1927, and remained friends.
Who was his first wife?

  1. Helen Menken
  2. Mary Philips
  3. Mayo Methot

5) The producer Arthur Hopkins heard the play (Invitation to a Murder ) from off-stage and sent for Bogart to play escaped murderer Duke Mantee in Robert E. Sherwood's new play, The Petrified Forest. Hopkins recalled, "When I saw the actor I was somewhat taken aback, for he was the one I never much admired. He was an antiquated juvenile who spent most of his stage life in white pants swinging a tennis racquet. He seemed as far from a cold-blooded killer as one could get, but the voice (dry and tired) persisted, and the voice was Mantee's".

  • True or False?

6) The Maltese Falcon is an American 1941 Warner Bros. film based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. Written and directed by John Huston, the movie stars Humphrey Bogart as a private investigator. What is his character's name?

  1. Jack Buck
  2. Hap Stuart
  3. Sam Spade

7) Bogart gained his first real romantic lead in 1942's Casablanca, playing Rick Blaine, the hard-pressed expatriate nightclub owner, hiding from the past and negotiating a fine line between Nazis, the French underground, the Vichy prefect and unresolved feelings for his ex-girlfriend.
Who played his ex-girlfriend?

  1. Ginger Rogers
  2. Ingrid Bergman
  3. Lauren Bacall

8) In 1944, Bogart met Lauren Bacall while filming, a very loose adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel.  The movie has many similarities with Casablanca, the same enemies, the same kind of hero, even a piano player sidekick (this time Hoagy Carmichael).

  1. I Lost that Loving Feeling
  2. To Have and Have Not
  3. High Seas

9) In 1951, he played Charlie Alnutt.  He won his only Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role playing Alnutt.
What was the film?

  1. Key Largo
  2. The Caine Mutiny
  3. The African Queen

10) Romanoff's in Beverly Hills was where the Rat Pack became "official". Sinatra was named Pack Leader. Betty [Bacall] was named Den Mother, Bogie was Director of Public Relations, and Sid Luft was Acting Cage Manager. When asked by columnist Earl Wilson what the purpose of the group was, Bacall responded "to drink a lot of bourbon and stay up late."

  • True or False?

11) Bogart, a heavy smoker and drinker, contracted cancer of the esophagus. A diagnosis was made several weeks later and by then removal of his esophagus, two lymph nodes and a rib on March 1, 1956 was too late to halt the disease, even with chemotherapy. He underwent corrective surgery in November 1956 after the cancer had spread.  Bogart had just turned 57 and weighed 80 pounds when he died on January 14, 1957 after falling into a coma. He died at 2:25 a.m. at his home at 232 Mapleton Drive in Holmby Hills, California.

  • True or False?

12) Where is Humphrey Bogart's cremated remains buried?

  1. Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California

  2. Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

  3. Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, California

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