Humphrey Bogart And Lauren Bacall’s Son Shares The Real Price Of Growing Up In Hollywood
What would you give to be a fly on the wall of an Old Hollywood cocktail party? Well, the son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall claims he never gets tired of hearing the line "Here's looking at you kid." That's because reminiscing about his famous parents is actually a large part of his career. He understands that his position is a unique one, so he's finally opened up about what it was like under the roof of Bogie and Bacall.
Son Of Stars
When Stephen Bogart first opened his baby blues in 1949, the little tyke had no clue he was already kind of a big deal. His parents were two of the most revered stars of the iconic Golden Age of Hollywood: Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart.
Coming To Hollywood
Previous to becoming a dad, Humphrey cemented his spot as acting royalty. His star took time to rise, but he quietly impressed in his initial acting roles. Evolving from Broadway to Hollywood films, Humphrey found the big break that defined him as a gangster extraordinaire in The Petrified Forest.
Always A Gangster
Audiences grew used to Bogie in tough-guy gangster roles, so it came as a pleasant surprise when Casablanca unveiled the romantic hidden beneath those heavy-lidded eyes. This tender side was all too familiar to his future wife — Lauren Bacall.
Her Big Break
Bacall herself won the hearts of audiences, critics, and Humphrey right from her silver screen debut. The first film she appeared in was their romance-adventure To Have and Have Not. From then on the pair were inseparable.