Actor, Robert Armstrong, was born Robert William Armstrong on Nov 20, 1890 in Saginaw, MI. Armstrong died at the age of 82 on Apr 20, 1973 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.
Robert Armstrong was a character star and sometime leading man with rough and ready tones, and an aggressive style. He is best remembered by many film goers for his role as Carl Denham in King Kong and The Son of Kong. He also often played fast-talking men 'on the make' and crooked politicians.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Carl Denham: Something from the dinosaur family.
Jack Driscoll: Dinosaur, eh?
Carl Denham: Yes, Jack; a prehistoric beast.
Carl Denham: And now, ladies and gentlemen, before I tell you any more, I'm going to show you the greatest thing your eyes have ever beheld. He was a king and a god in the world he knew, but now he comes to civilization merely a captive - a show to gratify your curiosity. Ladies and gentlemen, look at Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Carl Denham: [excited] Boy, look at him scrap! Just like his Old Man!
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