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Happy 116th Birthday Humphrey Bogart | Waldina

Hailed by many as the greatest male movie star of all time, Humphrey Bogart was born in New York on December 25, 1899. Bogart, whose surname comes from the Dutch for “keeper of an orchard,” was born into a wealthy and prominent New York family, descended directly from New York’s first Dutch colonial settlers. His father, Belmont DeForest Bogart, was a respected and socially prominent heart surgeon. His mother, Maud Humphrey, was an accomplished painter and artistic director of The Delineator, a woman’s fashion magazine. One of her drawings of Humphrey Bogart as a baby was used in a national advertising campaign for Mellin’s baby food and briefly turned the infant Bogart into a national sensation.

Bogart later recalled, “There was a period in American history when you couldn’t pick up a goddamned magazine without seeing my kisser in it.” Although she would paint young Humphrey many times throughout his childhood, Maud Bogart was by all accounts an intense…

Source: Happy 116th Birthday Humphrey Bogart | Waldina

3 comments on “Happy 116th Birthday Humphrey Bogart | Waldina

  1. George Kaplan
    12/30/2015

    Dear Sarah,
    I tried to post a “Happy Christmas” message here a few days ago but it appears to have disappeared into the ether, so I shall try again! –
    Sarah, as Bogie might have said I hope you are enjoying a HAPPY CHRISTMAS, Schweetheart! May the Holly and Ivy have been all around you with no “Bah! Humbug”‘s in sight. Best Wishes for a Fulfulling and Peaceful New Year free from any kind of pain or worry,
    Yours with a little tinsel and much Comfort & Joy,
    George K

  2. First Night Design
    12/30/2015

    Lovely to hear from you, George. Christmas & New Year Blessings to you too. May 2016 be sublime!

  3. George Kaplan
    01/08/2016

    Why, thank you so much Sarah. I wish a year of Sublimity to you, as well!

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