Monday, January 14, 2008


51 years ago today, Humphrey Bogart passed away from throat cancer, at the age of 58. The more I learn about this incredible actor, the more I like him. I had no idea that he made The Caine Mutiny while seriously ill. I just watched that on TCM last weekend and never would have known! He was nominated for Best Actor for that role. That's a testament to his character and ability as an actor, in my opinion.

The lyrics of Alfred Lord Tennyson's hymn "Crossing the Bar" were read at Bogey's funeral and are a fitting and comforting tribute to a man who loved his life and loved to sail.

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;For tho' from out our bourne of
Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

1 comment:

Dogwood Dell said...

You crazy nut. Don't forget I have still have "To Have & Have Not" waiting for a viewing. It Bogart & Bacall's 1944 film based on Hemingway's book.