George Montgomery Overview:

Legendary actor, George Montgomery, was born George Montgomery Letz on Aug 27, 1916 in Brady, MT. Montgomery died at the age of 84 on Dec 12, 2000 in Rancho Mirage, CA .

MINI BIO:

Few Hollywood heroes were more virile than husky six-footer George Montgomery, who rode the upper-bracket western range (beginning as a stunt man) for more than 20 years, before becoming a star-writer-director of some very presentable action yarns filmed mostly in the Philippines. Married to Dinah Shore 1943-1960: never remarried. Once a champion heavyweight boxer.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. Montgomery was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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George Montgomery Quotes:

Steve Patrick: There are two things that just aren't allowed on cattle drives: women and whiskey.


George Lynch: I'm going to keep getting up so you better get your gun. You're going to have to kill me to keep me down.
Steve Patrick: I don't want to kill you, I want to hire you!


Larry: There ain't nothin' in the wagon but a dead man.
[leaping up from a half-dug grave]
Dan Tomlinson aka Will Sabre: That's right - dead one's in the wagon and the live one's here in the grave.


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George Montgomery Facts
Two children by Dinah Shore: Melissa Montgomery (born in 1947) and adopted son John "Jody" David Montgomery.

After his divorce from Dinah Shore, in 1963 his private life again made headlines when his housekeeper, suffering obsessive infatuation, attempted to shoot the actor, planning to then commit suicide, but failing in both endeavors.

Was a heavyweight boxer before becoming an actor.

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