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
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On December 25, 1899, where was Bogart born?
- Watkins Glen, New York
- New York City
- 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.
3) In the spring of 1918, which branch of service
did Bogart join?
- 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
Who was his first wife?
- Helen Menken
- Mary Philips
- 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".
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?
- Jack Buck
- Hap Stuart
- 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?
- Ginger Rogers
- Ingrid Bergman
- 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).
- I Lost that Loving Feeling
- To Have and Have Not
9) In 1951, he played Charlie Alnutt. He won his
only Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role playing Alnutt.
was the film?
- Key Largo
- The Caine Mutiny
- 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."
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,
12) Where is Humphrey Bogart's
cremated remains buried?
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Cemetery, Glendale, California
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los
Grand View Memorial Park,