He was born on Christmas Day 1899 to a blue-blood family from Manhattan's Upper East Side. He made his mark playing some of the toughest tough guys ever to grace the silver screen. Humphrey Bogart created some of the most memorable characters in movie history--a parade of cool loners and tough guys--but it was a long road from his aristocratic upbringing to cinematic success. This in-depth portrait tells his complete story from his tour of duty in World War I - where he received the scar on his lip that caused his trademark lisp - to his Oscar-winning performance in The African Queen. Biographer Joe Hyams details the trials and turns of his off-screen life while archival interviews with Bogart himself offer a unique glimpse of the Hollywood legend, and clips from his many movies capture some of the greatest moments in movie history. From the child used as the model for "Baby Dimple" in his mother's children's books to the man who lit up the screen in Casablanca and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, this is the ultimate profile of Humphrey Bogart.
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