1957 – Humphrey Bogart dies

One of the silver screen’s all time great tough guys – and romantic leading men – Bogart was 57 years old when he died. In a film career that included 75 feature movies over three decades, Bogart was in some of the best films ever made: The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and, of course, Casablanca.

Bogart was the original leader of the Rat Pack, among other accomplishments – he also won an Oscar for his role in The African Queen. In 1999, decades after his death, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema – a claim that remains hard to argue with.

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Done Too Soon — Neil Diamond