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Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart
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Artist
Sid Avery, 12 Oct 1918 - 1 Jul 2002
Sitter
Humphrey Bogart, 25 Dec 1899 - 14 Jan 1957
Date
1952
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 33.1 x 25.6cm (13 1/16 x 10 1/16")
Sheet: 35.4 x 27.9cm (13 15/16 x 11")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Ron and Donna Avery
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© 1978 Sid Avery
Object number
NPG.2000.107
Exhibition Label
"The trouble with Bogart," said director John Huston, "is he thinks he's Bogart." Shown here on his beloved yacht, Santana, Humphrey Bogart had just won a Best Actor Oscar as the boozy riverboat skipper Charlie Allnut in The African Queen. This film portrayal showcased Bogart's evolution as an actor. In the thirties, he was typecast as a gangster-along with Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, and George Raft-on Warner Brothers' "Murderers' Row." Then, sparked by breakout performances in High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon in 1941, Bogart perfected his sensitive tough-guy persona in Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, and Key Largo. He won a second Best Actor Oscar in 1954 as Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny, and has been ranked number one on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest screen actors.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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