Flicks in Five: Humphrey Bogart

by Lynne Warfel
September 24, 2013

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Screenshot of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in the trailer for the film Dark Passage (1947) (Courtesy Wikipedia)

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Humphrey Bogart had an on screen tough-guy persona. But the real Bogart was raised by a genteel East Coast family with a doctor father and a well-known artist mother. He went to prep school at Andover Academy and was headed for the Ivy League before deciding on acting as his life's work. While Casablanca made him a star before he met Lauren Bacall, it was their famous off-screen love affair that fired their on-screen chemistry.