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Mayo Methot

Mayo Methot

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1904-03-03 · Deathday: 1951-06-09 (47 years old) · Gender: Female

28 Movies

Biography

Mayo Jane Methot (March 3, 1904 – June 9, 1951) was an American film and stage actress. She appeared in over 30 films, as well as in various Broadway productions, though she attracted significant media attention for her tempestuous marriage to actor Humphrey Bogart. The daughter of a marine captain, Methot was born in Chicago but raised in Portland, Oregon, where she was active in theater beginning at age five, appearing in stage productions of Sapho (1909) opposite Florence Roberts, and The Awakening of Helena Richie (1912). A prolific child actress, Methot gained local fame, and earned the nickname "The Portland Rosebud". She went on to become a regular player with the Portland-based Baker Stock Company, and starred in their numerous theatrical productions throughout the late 1910s and early 1920s. In 1922, she relocated to New York City to pursue a stage career on Broadway. She appeared in numerous Broadway musicals and plays beginning in 1923, including the Vincent Youmans musical Great Day (1929), in which she introduced the standard "More Than You Know". After starring in over ten Broadway shows, Methot relocated to Los Angeles in 1930 to embark on a film career. She signed a film contract with Warner Bros. and appeared in various supporting roles for the studio, often portraying hard-edged women. Her film credits include the mystery film The Night Club Lady (1932), the comedy Jimmy the Gent (1934), and the crime drama Marked Woman (1937). Methot met Humphrey Bogart on the set of Marked Woman, and the two became romantically involved. After marrying in 1938, the couple carried on a tempestuous marriage marked by violent fights which were frequently documented by the press. Throughout her marriage to Bogart, Methot struggled with severe alcoholism, and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia following a suicide attempt in 1943. She divorced Bogart in 1945 after numerous repeated reconciliations. Unable to gain traction in her film career, she returned to her native Portland, and her alcoholism and depression worsened. She died of complications stemming from alcoholism in 1951, aged 47.

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1933.

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1932.

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