Once, after signing a long-term deal with Warner Bros., Humphrey Bogart had predicted with glee that his teeth and hair would fall out before the contract ended. By the mid-1950s, his health was failing. Bogart was a heavy smoker and drinker and had developed cancer of the esophagus. He almost never spoke of his failing health and refused to see a doctor until January 1956. Bogart died in 1957 at the age of 57.