i am convinced that a cadre of pit nutters all got together one day and said "hey! i know what we can do to improve our frankenmauler's image!! let's create a list of famous people that owned pit bulls!" "YEAH!"
if you google Humphrey Bogart and pit bulls, you will find over 100 pit nutter sites that mention Bogart as an owner. no pit neutral sites mention pit bulls and Bogart in the same breath. topping the list of those promoting the lie is none other than CESAR MILAN.
Humphrey Bogart was a dog lover and owned many dogs but other than the fact that boxers are 1/3 pit bull, there is no evidence that suggests Bogart ever owned a pit bull. i have confirmed boxers, scottish terriers, sealyham terriers and a newfoundland but no pit bulls.
links/books to prove pit nutter lies:the internet movie database has over 600 photos of Bogart, many of him with his dogs.
in 1952, Bogart, Bacall, their 2 boys and 3 boxers were featured in a magazine.
links/books perpetuating the lie:
Bogey and I had Boxers. We were married on Louis Bromfield's farm in Ohio. Louis had Boxers that would fight under the table at dinner. He gave us a week old Boxer puppy for a wedding present. We named him Harvey, after the invisible rabbit.
and this wikipedia entry:
but hey, if you repeat something loud enough and long enough, people will eventually accept it as truth.