Humphrey Bogart was one of the most iconic American actors of the 20th century. Born in New York City in 1899, he started his acting career on Broadway in the 1920s before making his way to Hollywood in the 1930s. He quickly became known for his tough-guy persona and distinctive voice, which made him a natural fit for roles in film noir and gangster movies. After playing numerous supporting roles, Bogart's breakthrough lead role came in 1941's The Maltese Falcon, in which he played private detective Sam Spade. He quickly made a name for himself playing tough, no-nonsense characters in films like Casablanca (1942), In a Lonely Place (1950), and Beat the Devil (1953). He fell in love with actress Lauren Bacall during the filming of To Have and Have Not (1944), and after their marriage, he starred in numerous films with her until his death from cancer in 1957 at age 57. From the city's mean streets to the exotic locales of far-flung adventures, Bogart's unique blend of grit and vulnerability left an indelible mark on American cinema.