Bogie (1899-57) started his career as a good, but hardly great, Broadway stage player and B-movie actor during the 1920s and 1930s, but his later accomplishments have made him a worldwide icon and a super-noir star. Foreign actors including Jean-Paul Belmondo of France and India's Ashok Kumar were deeply influenced by his work and image. Bogie appeared in a wide range of genres - even light comedy - but playing primarily smart, playful and reckless characters living in a corrupt work but anchored by an inner moral code was his specialty. Bogart's most notable films include noir and noirish THE PETRIFIED FOREST, ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES, THE MALTESE FALCON , CASABLANCA, TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, THE BIG SLEEP, THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, KEY LARGO, IN A LONELY PLACE, THE AFRICAN QUEEN, THE CAINE MUTINY, AND WE'RE NO ANGELS, and many others. Altogether, he appeared in 75 feature motion pictures. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Bogart the Greatest Male Star of All Time.

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