Humphrey Bogart And Lauren Bacall’s Son Revealed The Reality Of Having Hollywood Icons For Parents

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Image: Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images

It’s fair to say that Stephen Bogart was born into Hollywood royalty. Indeed, both his mother Lauren Bacall and father Humphrey Bogart had established themselves as silver screen icons by the time of his birth in 1949. So with that in mind, here’s a look at how he coped with having A-list movie stars as parents.

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Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Born in 1899 in New York City, Humphrey Bogart started his acting career in the post-WWI era on the Broadway stage. A decade later – in the wake of the 1929 Wall Street Crash – he ventured into cinema with the John Ford comedy Up the River. And he instantly made a splash as Spencer Tracy’s love rival.

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Image: Darlene Hammond/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

However, this proved to be something of a false start and over the next few years Bogart’s career stuttered with bit parts in unmemorable movies. But he got his career back on track in 1936’s The Petrified Forest and soon he’d graduated to Hollywood’s A-list. His performances in The Maltese Falcon and High Sierra were instrumental to this.

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