Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born on December 25, 1899, in New York City to Belmont Bogart and Maud Humphrey. In this ca. 1901 photograph, he's seen as a young child. Bogart's acting career later began when he was in his early 20s as a stage performer. Per the IBDB, he appeared in at least 17 productions between 1922 and 1935. His first significant film role came in 1930.
Humphrey Bogart remains one of the most respected and recognizable actors in film history. The Hollywood legend rose from origins as a stage performer to become a leading man on the big screen. He'd eventually become an Oscar-winner and earn the title of Hollywood's all-time greatest male star in the "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars" list. Read on for his best roles and many great facts about his career.