Bogart, Humphrey

Bogart, Humphrey (DeForest)

(1899–1957) film actor; born in New York (husband of Lauren Bacall). After serving with the Navy during World War I, he became a stage manager and walk-on actor before making his film debut in 1930. He played the lone wolf—cynical but heroic—for many years, finally winning an Academy Award for The African Queen (1952); but his archetypal role was in Casablanca (1942). He died of cancer.