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Dec 25, 2013, 00:14 IST | The Centrestage Team

The American Film Institute regards the late Humphrey Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema

CS tells you more about this enigmatic actor who was born today.

>> According to Warner Bros, Bogart was born on Christmas Day, 1899. However, many felt that this was a fictional date created by the studio to romanticise their star, and that his real date of birth was January 23, 1899.

>> In 1918, he joined the United States Navy and was a model sailor. It’s said that he developed his trademark scar and lisp during this Naval stint.

>> He was very fond of sailing and bought a yacht, Santana from actor Dick Powell.

>> Bogart became the world’s highest paid actor after the success of Casablanca.  

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