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Hefty biography of Bogie has more facts than magic

Tough Without A Gun: The Extraordinary Life of Humphrey Bogart, By Stefan Kanfer, Faber & Faber, €18.90

5th February, 2011

Tough Without A Gun: The Extraordinary Life of Humphrey Bogart, By Stefan Kanfer, Faber & Faber, €18.90

Humphrey Bogart was an unlikely movie star.

Skinny and short, he had thinning hair, a scar on his upper lip and he spoke with a sibilant lisp. He played tough guys, but his background was far from the grimy underbelly of society. The only son of a doctor and an artist, Bogart grew up in wealthy Manhattan and...

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