Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25 1899 – January 14 1957), nicknamed Bogie, was an American film and stage actor known for his roles in such films as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca and The Big Sleep. His performances in Classical Hollywood cinema films made him an American cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected Bogart as the greatest male star of classic American cinema.
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- It was practically a masterpiece. I don't have many things I'm proud of but that's one.
- I'm about as much in favor of communism as J. Edgar Hoover. I despise communism and I believe in our own American brand of democracy.
- All you owe the public is a good performance.
- To Frank Sinatra, as quoted in The New York Times (May 17, 1994)
- You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.
- Attributed without citation in Vivian Cook, ""Can they spell your name in Karachi? British and American style spelling"
Literary references to Bogart
- I've seen Humphrey Bogart with one often enough ...