Mayo Methot Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Portland, Oregon, USA
Died in Portland, Oregon, USA  (acute alcoholism)
Nickname Sluggy
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mayo Methot was born on March 3, 1904 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was an actress, known for Virtue (1932), Jimmy the Gent (1934) and Counsellor-at-Law (1933). She was married to Humphrey Bogart, Percy Tredegar Morgan Jr. and John M. La Mond. She died on June 9, 1951 in Portland.

Spouse (3)

Humphrey Bogart (21 August 1938 - 10 May 1945) ( divorced)
Percy Tredegar Morgan Jr. (27 November 1931 - 6 February 1937) ( divorced)
John M. La Mond (28 September 1921 - 30 December 1927) ( divorced)

Trivia (13)

She introduced the song "More Than You Know" (by Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu and Vincent Youmans) in the 1929 Broadway musical "Great Day". The recording survives.
Had a turbulent marriage to Humphrey Bogart. On one occasion she had a gun and argued violently with him. Dinner guests Gloria Stuart and her husband feared for their lives, but no one was shot, fortunately.
A strong Broadway presence in the 1920s before joining Warner Brothers in the 1930s.
Humphrey Bogart was a tough guy in films but suffered from the "battered husband" syndrome during his stormy seven-year marriage to Mayo. She was known around the Hollywood circuit for her excessive drinking and violent temper.
She met Humphrey Bogart while filming Marked Woman (1937). They married a year later.
She died alone, of long-term effects of alcoholism, in a third-rate hotel in Oregon. Her body was not discovered until several days after her death.
Is portrayed by Ann Wedgeworth in Bogie (1980)
Married her first husband, Cosmopolitan Productions cameraman John M. La Mond, at the age of 19.
Her father, Captain Jack Methot, died December 20, 1929. Her mother, Evelyn W. Methot died November 27, 1956, surviving her daughter by 5 and a half years. They are placed together at the Portland Memorial Mausoleum in Portland, Oregon.
Mayo's mother said to the press at the time of her death that her daughter never took her film roles seriously, and that "it was just for fun".
At her death, she had $1,400 in cash and a Los Angeles rental property producing $3,000 a month, both of which she left to her mother Evelyn Methot.
She performed with the Baker Stock Company in Portland, Oregon until 1922 when she left for New York, to appear in "Great Day", "All the King's Men", "The Song and Dance Man", and "The Medicine Man", among other productions.

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