Over his career, he received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning one (for The African Queen).
Bogart was born on Christmas Day, 1899, in New York City, the eldest child of Belmont De Forest Bogart (1867 – 1934) and Maud Humphrey (1868 – 1940).
Lauren Bacall was among the last of the old-fashioned Hollywood stars and her legend, and the legend of Bogie and Bacall — the hard-boiled couple who could fight and make up with the best of them — started almost from the moment she appeared on screen In the late 1950s, Bacall enjoy a brief romance with Frank Sinatra. When you have nothing but dreams, that's all you think about, all that matters, all that takes you away from humdrummery. Dreams were better - that was where my hope lay - I'd hang on to them, never let go.
The famed crooner went so far as to propose marriage to the glamorous widow, but the engagement was called off after news of it got out. I remain as vulnerable, romantic and idealistic as I was at 15, sitting in a movie theatre, watching, being Bette Davis.'BETTE DAVIS'(Bette Davis) was my 15-year-old idea of perfection - fine actress, dramatic bravery, doomed tragedy, sardonic wit - all an actress should be, and when I cut school I would sit all day in a movie house sobbing through `Dark Victory' or `Jezebel' or `The Old Maid,' smoking in the balcony (I paid for a whole package, so I had to finish it).'FALLING IN LOVE'Each time I was in love - this was it. They were my own.'HUMPHREY BOGART'There was no way Bogie and I could be in the same room without reaching for one another, and it just wasn't physical.
Theirs was one of Hollywood’s greatest romances, on screen and off.
Yet it began with an adulterous passion, and ended in agonising illness.
In the wake of Lauren Bacall’s death aged 89 last week, on Saturday the Mail began serialising her memoirs, in which she described meeting and falling in love with Humphrey Bogart.
The next year, his performance in Casablanca (1943; Oscar nomination) raised him to the peak of his profession and, at the same time, cemented his trademark film persona, that of the hard-boiled cynic who ultimately shows his noble side.
We were blissfully happy, though like any married couple we had occasional rows.
One erupted on our second Christmas together, surrounded by friends. When I first arrived in California at 18, I was such an innocent that I ordered ginger ale and thought myself sophisticated. He grabbed it from the floor, so hurt and angry that after all his planning I simply dumped his gift on the floor and stomped on it.
Bogart began acting in 1921 after a hitch in the U. Navy in World War I and little success in various jobs in finance and the production side of the theater.
Gradually he became a regular in Broadway shows in the 1920s and 1930s.
Bacall, renowned for her sultry look and distinctive husky voice, is best known to movie fans for her roles in films like Key Largo, Designing Woman and The Mirror Has Two Faces, which earned her an Academy Award nomination.