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Profile of the Day: Humphrey Bogart

On this day in 1957, actor Humphrey Bogart died at the age of 57.

Image: Humphrey Bogart / Wikimedia Commons

Bogart was born on December 25, 1899 in New York City, New York to Belmont DeForest Bogart, a doctor, and Maud Humphrey, an illustrator and suffragist. Through his father’s branch, Bogart can trace his ancestry to the early Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam. He is a direct descendant of Sarah Rapelje, who is said to be the first European Christian female born in the Dutch colony of New Netherlands. Through his mother’s branch of the family, Bogart can trace his roots to Mayflower passenger John Howland, who is his 7th great grandfather.

During the 1940s, Bogart became one of Hollywood’s leading men. His performances in the 1941 films High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon had marked a turning point in his acting career. He followed up those movies with a starring role in classic film Casablanca opposite Ingrid Bergman. The role earned Bogart his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and would become one of the most memorable roles of his career.

In 1945, Bogart married actress Lauren Bacall at the country home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield. They remained married until Bogart’s death on January 14, 1957 of esophageal cancer.

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