Humphrey DeForest Bogart (1899 - 1957)

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Humphrey DeForest Bogart
1899 - 1957
updated October 28, 2019
Humphrey DeForest Bogart, father to 2 children, was born on December 25, 1899 in New York, New York. He was born to Belmont DeForest Bogart and Maud Bogart, with siblings Frances and Catherine. He married Lauren Bacall on May 21, 1945 in New York, New York and Humphrey died on January 14, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. They gave birth to Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Howard Schiffmann. Humphrey died on January 14, 1957 in Los Angeles, California at age 57.

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Humphrey DeForest Bogart Biography

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Humphrey DeForest Bogart

First name

Humphrey

Middle name

DeForest

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Gender

Male

Birth

Humphrey Bogart was born on in New York, New York United States

Death

Humphrey Bogart died on in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States

Cause of death

Esophageal cancer

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in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States

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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States

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Humphrey DeForest Bogart Family Tree

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Parents:

Belmont DeForest Bogart
around July 1867 - Sep 8, 1934
New York, NY, United States
Maud Bogart
Mar 30, 1868 - Nov 22, 1940
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Siblings:

Frances Patricia Brose
Oct 25, 1901 - Oct 12, 1982
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Catherine Elizabeth Bonnell
Jul 24, 1904 - Oct 2, 1938
New York, NY, United States
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Humphrey DeForest Bogart & Lauren Bacall

May 21, 1945 - January 14, 1957 (death)New York, New York County, NYUnited States
Humphrey DeForest Bogart

Spouse:

Lauren Bacall
Sep 16, 1924 - Aug 12, 2014
New York, NY, United States

Children:

Stephen Humphrey Bogart
Born: Jan 6, 1949
Leslie Howard Schiffmann
Born: Aug 23, 1952

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Humphrey Bogart Obituary

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An interesting case history of such is the famous actor Humphrey Bogart; he passed away some 61 years ago last month — January 14, 1957. He had just turned 57 years old and his cause of death was a brutal case of cancer of the esophagus.

Bogie left his wife and family very well provided for: according to reports, his estate was valued at about a million dollars. That was a hefty sum in those days, worth approximately eight times that amount in today’s dollars.

Again, according to expert sources (including the excellent biography “Bogart,” written by A.M. Sperber and Eric Lax), cremation was Bogie’s preferred choice for final disposition. He then wanted his ashes scattered from his much beloved 55 foot boat, Santana, into the Pacific Ocean. At that time, this practice was illegal so other arrangements had to be made.

There is a noteworthy aspect to this situation — the fact that in 1957 one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood wanted to be disposed of by cremation.

As we have noted previously here, cremation now is a fast growing phenomenon, but one that took a long time to become established in the United States. In the days Bogie made this decision, it was a seldom used option: well less than 5 percent of the deaths in the 1950’s resulted in cremation. He clearly was committed to the process well before it was established as the norm.

The strong connection Bogie felt to the Santana (his then wife, movie star Lauren Bacall, said she felt jealous of the yawl because of the amount of time he spent on the sailboat) may have also played a role in the way he wanted his disposition conducted. But that was not to be.

Had the arrangement been researched, perhaps Bogart’s wishes could have been granted. Special permission to be buried at sea (something usually accorded only veterans) may have allowed. Instead, Bogart was cremated– reportedly while the memorial service was being conducted at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills — and was ultimately placed in a vault in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Another part of planning that Bogart did not participate in was the eulogy, a cornerstone to the memorial service of any Hollywood star, especially those from the golden era of film-making.

After Bogart’s passing, Bacall wanted to have his close friend Spencer Tracy deliver the eulogy, but Tracy was in such a state of grief that he could not accept.

Bacall then called upon writer/director John Huston, a figure who was much up to the task. Huston was every bit as talented a writer as one could find in the movie colony, one whose scripts (“The Maltese Falcon.” “The Treasure of The Sierra Madre”) hold up very well to this day.

While the written text of the eulogy is powerful, one can only imagine the magnificent delivery he could summon for such an occasion (witness Huston’s performance in “Chinatown” as evidence of his ability to essay a dramatic moment). His speech closes: “We have no reason to feel sorrow for him — only for ourselves for having lost him. He is quite irreplaceable.”

As it turned out, Humphrey Bogart was given an appropriate send off, just not the one he wanted.

Considerable means and personal notoriety have little to do with fulfilling someone’s last wishes — planning ahead is the best path for that.

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1899 - 1957 World Events

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In 1899, in the year that Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1926, when he was 27 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1932, by the time he was 33 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1948, Humphrey was 49 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1957, in the year of Humphrey DeForest Bogart's passing, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

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