Monday, September 27, 2010

Humphrey Bogart Thought He Was Gay - Wanted To Kill Himself


According to a new book about Humphrey Bogart, the author claims that despite Bogart sleeping with over 1,000 women prior to marrying Lauren Bacall that he thought he might be gay and almost killed himself when his second wife cuckolded him.

It sounds like until Bogart became a star that he was a very insecure guy. His first marriage was to a bisexual woman, who despite marrying Bogart refused to stop sleeping with all her girlfriends. So, you would think Bogart would do a little better the second time. Not so much. In his second marriage, to actress Mary Philips, Mary insisted that she be allowed to sleep with all the men and women she was sleeping with prior to marrying Bogart and would often do so right in front of him. This caused Bogart to become impotent and question his sexuality and he contemplated suicide. "When I can't perform she mocks and ridicules me. I should never have married her."

For his third stab at marriage, it really became a stabbing. His third wife once stabbed Bogart with a butcher knife. Where did he find these people?

21 comments:

looserdude said...

What about Lauren Bacall? That was pretty good wasn't it? She is one classy dame.

sunnyside1213 said...

She was his 4th wife.

Ms Cool said...

I don't know about the speculation in the book but I do know that Lauren Bacall does not come across as a very nice person. I also know that the photo you used is awesome.

pomme said...

if you need to sex with many women to think you're straight, you're gay but i think Bogart even didn't know what a gay was

Pookie said...

how sad he had a sexual identity crisis...but wow, he sure didn't help matters by settling w/ the women he chose....eeep.

BigMama said...

Some things you just don't want to know about an icon. it's like finding out Audrey Hepburn was a cutter or that John Wayne used to wear women's cloths (none of which are true that I know of) it just jars with your sense of appreciation for who they were and thier body of work. I just loved him in African Queen and hate to think he was so unhappy.

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sunnyside1213 said...

I don't think Lauren Bacall is a very nice person either. She started cheating with Bogie while he was still married.

Patty said...

First the book on Vivien Leigh trashing her and now this one. Can't we let them just RIP? He's been going for over 50 yrs, no?

BigMama said...

@patty - I'm with you! Now if some dumb butt writes a book about Jimmy Stewart (if there is one I don't want to know) that trashes his memory, I am gonna have to slap someone. Leave our legends alone.

Lady J said...

I love Bogart. Absolutely one of my all time favorite actors. Maltese Falcon is one of my favorite movies EVER! IF this is true, its sad he had to go through such crappy relationships.

jax said...

G-A-Y

hello kitty said...

Darwin Porter
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Darwin Porter (born 1937)[1][2] is known as one of the writers of the Frommer's travel guides[3] and a sensationalist Hollywood biographer[4] known for books whose source material derives from transcription of oral dialogues from living witnesses of not-widely-publicized events and relationships in the entertainment industry, or of conversations and events created from whole cloth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Porter

Wil said...

I know his wives up to Lauren were all witches .. that is pretty much common knowledge .. just watch TCM for christ's sake! As for Bogie possibly being gay or questioning his sexuality .. I think we all question at some point in time, don't we? As for Lauren being a bitch or cold, she is a strong woman. Strong women are usually labeled bitches .. so that diagnosis doesn't surprise me a bit.

I just take these books with a grain of salt because they are usually published long after the person in question can defend themselves or speak to their motivation. So .. whatever .. I still admire Bogie.. just makes him more human to me.

RocketQueen said...

@patty, BigMama and hellokitty - thank you. I think it's just disgusting what Darwin Porter does. Ever since he waited less than a year to start talking shit about Paul Newman I've been daydreaming about what I'd have to say to that man if I ever met him. He should try talking shit about someone who's alive for a change.

Squeezebox said...

Wow. I'm surprised at the number of commenters here who either do believe the old Hollywood publicity machine hype, or who just prefer to believe it.

In truth, an awful lot of the dirt being dished posthumously about these stars was common knowledge *in Hollywood* while these stars were still alive. There was and still is a culture of denial and coverup in the biz, not out of goodness, but simply to protect the cash cows. After they're dead, there's no reason to not to disclose their sexual, financial, romantic or other peccadilloes...so out they come.

Cheryl said...

Darwin Porter is not reliable. Even if there is a grain of truth, he relies on hearsay and talks to people who would have an axe to grind. In his last book EVERYONE was gay, even those who have never even been hinted at.

I have heard about Bogie having sexual issues before though. Something about a low sperm count and impotence. Many stars back in the day experimented sexually and spent some time on the casting couch. Tony Curtis has been pretty open about what went on behind closed doors.

Robert said...

The way Bogey's checking out Marilyn's rack, I'm suspicious of the gay rumors.
What I'm more interested in is his serial bad choices for marriage partners. What was that all about?

B626 said...

Although this is not always 100% gaydar for me Bogie seemed to be fighting a lisp when he talked and had a lazy wet bottom lip. So does George Clooney.

Mango said...

I don't know anything about Bogrt's sexual orientation, but I've heard more than one actor refer to Bacall as a cunt.

BRAD PITT said...


the reason Bogart and Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne were so clean is because there was no internet so no info gets out

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