While serving with US Navy in WWI was in accident which caused scarred upper lip
Worked as office boy on Wall Street; then at age 19 was manager with touring theatrical troupe
Stage acting debut in bit part in "Drifting" starring Alice Brady and future wife Helen Menken; through decade progressed to leading Broadway roles usually as the romantic juvenile
Starred opposite Shirley Booth in "Hell's Bells"
Short film debut in "Broadway's Like That/Ruth Etting in Broadway's Like That"; feature film debut in "Up the River"
Signed by Fox at $750/week; made five films for Fox and one on loan-out for Universal
Breakthrough stage role as villain Duke Mantee in "The Petrified Forest"; co-starred with Leslie Howard
Became film star after screen version of "The Petrified Forest" (would reprise part in a 1955 TV adaptation)
Signed contract with Warner Bros.
Stardom clinched with his role as Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon", directed by John Huston
Starred opposite Ingrid Bergman in the now classic wartime love story "Casablanca"
Made first of four films opposite future wife Lauren Bacall, "To Have and Have Not" (Bacall's film debut)
Founded Santana Pictures; production company responsible for seven features between 1949-1953, including "Knock On Any Door" (1949) and "In a Lonely Place" (1953), both starring Bogart and directed by Nicholas Ray
Co-starred in last film opposite wife Lauren Bacall, "Key Largo"
Earned Best Actor Academy Award for "The African Queen"
Made TV acting debut recreating his stage and film role from "The Petrified Forest", opposite Bacall
Last film, "The Harder They Fall"