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Humphrey Bogart Timeline

Dec. 25, 1899: Humphrey DeForest Bogart is born in New York City to Belmont DeForest Bogart and Maud Humphrey.

1918: Bogart joins the Navy.

1926: Marries Helen Menken.

1927: Divorces Helen Menken.

1938: Marries Mayo Methot.

Nov. 26, 1938: Stars in Angels With Dirty Faces with James Cagney.

Oct. 18, 1941: Stars in the John Huston film, The Maltese Falcon, with Mary Astor.

Jan. 1, 1942: Stars in Casablanca with Ingrid Bergman.

bogart.gifJan. 20, 1945: Stars in To Have and Have Not with 19 year old Lauren Bacall.

1945: Divorces Mayo Methot.

May 21, 1945: Marries Lauren Bacall at Malabar Farm in Mansfield, Ohio.

Aug. 31, 1946: Stars in The Big Sleep with Lauren Bacall.

Jan. 7, 1948: Stars in the John Huston film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

July 31, 1948: Stars in Key Largo with Lauren Bacall and Lionel Barrymore.

1949: Bacall gives birth to son Stephen Humphrey Bogart. He is named for Bogart's character Steve in To Have and Have Not.

May 17, 1950: Stars in In a Lonely Place with Gloria Grahame.

1950: Bogart says: "The whole world is three drinks behind. If everyone in the world would take three drinks, we would have no trouble. If Stalin, Truman and everybody else in the world had three drinks right now, we’d all loosen up and we wouldn’t need the United Nations."

Feb. 20, 1952: Stars in the John Huston film, The African Queen, with Katharine Hepburn.

1952: Wins an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in The African Queen.

1952: Bacall gives birth to daughter Leslie Howard Bogart, named after actor friend Leslie Howard.

June 24, 1954: Stars in The Caine Mutiny with José Ferrer and Van Johnson.

1955: Bogart begins to notice strange symptoms, including difficulty swallowing, frequent cough, and weight loss of approximately 30 pounds. He experiences these symptoms for six months before seeing a doctor.

Jan. 1956: Bogart finally sees a doctor and is diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

March 1956: He undergoes a resection of the esophageal tumor and removal of adjacent lymph nodes. He also receives chemotherapy. Bogart recovers and regains some of the 30 pounds he had lost, but after six months he has a recurrence.

Late 1956: Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy visit Bogart. Hepburn later describes what happened: "Spence patted him on the shoulder and said, 'Goodnight, Bogie.' Bogie turned his eyes to Spence very quietly and with a sweet smile covered Spence's hand with his own and said, 'Goodbye, Spence.' Spence's heart stood still. He understood."

Jan. 14, 1957: Bogart dies at his home in Holmby Hills, California after falling into a coma. His last words are: "I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis."

1999: The American Film Institute names Bogart the Greatest Male Star of All Time.

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