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Born Dec. 25, 1899, in New York City, Humphrey Bogart was sent to prep school for medical studies but was expelled. He joined the Navy, where he was injured, resulting in his trademark snarl and unique speaking voice.

After years on the New York stage, Bogart got his break in film playing a gangster in The Petrified Forest (1936). Cast mostly as a thug, Bogart finally landed the role of private detective Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (1941). The following year, he starred in Casablanca, for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

His string of films with Lauren Bacall began with To Have and Have Not (1944), followed by The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948). Bogart won his only Oscar for The African Queen (1951) and was nominated again in 1954 for The Caine Mutiny. He died of throat cancer a year after his final film, The Harder They Fall (1956).

Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

1946 NR

A dangerous blackmailer has targeted the Sternwoods, a wealthy family once tucked away in the safety of their Los Angeles mansion. But while private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) works on the case, he ends up falling for the clan's fiery daughter (Lauren Bacall). Crackling dialogue and the perfect pairing of Bogart and Bacall make this adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel a timeless classic. Howard Hawks directs.

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