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Humphrey Bogart

American actor

25 December 1899
in New York CityNew YorkUnited States

14 January 1957

Born Humphrey DeForest Bogart - American screen actor, best known for The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, The African Queen, Key Largo, The Big Sleep and many others famous films. Almost all his roles made him a true international star. He became widely regarded as a cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema. He was of English, along with Dutch, some French, and remote Belgian (Walloon), ancestry.

Bogart followed his passion for the sea and enlisted in the United States Navy in the spring of 1918. He is recorded as a model sailor who spent most of his months in the Navy after the armistice was signed ferrying troops back from Europe. He was honored in a ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater to record his hand and footprints in cement. On February 8, 1960, he was posthumously given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6322 Hollywood Boulevard.

During his career, Bogart was nominated for several awards including the BAFTA award for best foreign actor in 1952 for The African Queen and three Academy Awards. In 1997, the United States Postal Service honored Bogart with a stamp bearing his image in its "Legends of Hollywood" series as the third figure to be recognized. All four of his wives were actresses. His first beloved wife was actress Lauren Baccall.

Like his friends John Huston and Spencer Tracy, Bogart was a heavy smoker and a heavy drinker, allegedly sustaining two packs of Chesterfields a day. He was an outstanding chess player.


Lux Radio Theatre

Amadeus  1934

Radio anthology series that had unique approach to the genre - instead of digging up unknown short stories or adapting classics they took up Broadway and Hollywood.


The Maltese Falcon

as Sam Spade

Amadeus  1941

Detective Sam Spade takes on a simple case of a missing woman, which quickly escalates when his partner is found dead. To make things worse the client disappears and Spade becomes a prime suspect.



as Rick Blaine

Amadeus  1942

Cynical owner of nightclub is surprised by visit of a woman he passionately loved, but who left him without explanation. Now he has to make some tough decisions.



as Sgt. Joe Gunn

Amadeus  1943

American M3 tank crew members, stranded in the middle of Sahara desert, find themselves surrounded by German battalion trying to get to the only water supply in the area.


Action in the North Atlantic

as Lt. Joe Rossi

Amadeus  1943

American merchant navy crew takes part in the large convoy to Murmansk and faces German submarines and planes.


The African Queen

as Charlie Allnut

Amadeus  1951

The unlike duo of drunkard and sister of catholic missionary are palnning to sink a German ship that terrorizes the area.


The Caine Mutiny

as Captain Queeg

Amadeus  1954

The new captain on minesweeper USS Caine is obsessed with discipline up to the point when crew begins to doubt his mental stability.


Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid

as Phillip Marlowe (archive footage)

Amadeus  1982

The movie combines scenes from old movies with scenes filmed today so that together they would form a meaningful whole... although usually different meaning than in the original.

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