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Humphrey Bogart was one to always push himself to the limit and would expect the best of him at all tasks Bogart never lowered his standards to less then one-hundred percent Bogart once told his best friend I believe in being direct simple and honest Bogarts attitude towards his work and his peers made people enjoy who he was and some were puzzled about who he was On January 23 1899 Dr Defrost Bogart and Maude Bogart gave birth to Humphrey Defrost Bogart Humphrey had two younger sisters During Humphreys childhood he lived in a prominent section in New York and had a seasonal retreat in Canandaigua Lake Dr Bogart taught his only son how to play chess and how to sail Humphrey would continue to sail and play chess the rest of his life Dr Defrost Bogart was a prominent surgeon in Manhattan and Maude Bogart was a successful illustrator Humphreys education persisted of attending private schools only Maude and DeForest Humphreys desire was for Humphrey to become a doctor and not end up at Broadway His journey of schools first started off at Trinity school After Trinity Bogart attended Phillips Academy where he was preparing for medical school During Bogarts preparation for becoming a doctor he had failing grades which eventually got him expelled from Phillips Academy in Andover Massachusetts After the expulsion in the spring of 1918 Bogart traded in his graduation cap for an enlistment in the Navy After being discharged in the Navy Bogart decided to look up an old family friend Once Bogart found William A Brady Brady put him to work as an office boy Eventually Bogart discovered a job becoming a stage manager a long with doing chores at Bradys film studio in New York World Film Corp In 1922 Bradys daughter Alice thought that Bogart had acting potential Assuming she was correct Alice gave Bogart a small part in Drifting a play in
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