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Job Actor
Years active 1919-1966
Known for Aggressive style, fast-talking men 'on the make', crooked politicians
Top Roles Passerby with Hat in Front of Nightclub, Carl Denham, Joe Tinker, A Sergeant of Police, Jeff McCord
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Action, Adventure
Top TopicsGangsters, Book-Based, Aviation
Top Collaborators , (Producer), , (Director)
Shares birthday with Russell Rouse, Evelyn Keyes, Reginald Denny  see more..

Robert Armstrong Overview:

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.

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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.

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Robert Armstrong Quotes:

Reporter: If I don't get a story I'll lose my job.
Carl Denham: Alright, tell 'em this: Carl Denham, the boy who was gonna make a million dollars off King Kong, is flat broke.


Carl Denham: [after little Kong has broken the rifle] Now look what you've done, you big dummy!


Carl Denham: If you want me to, I'll give Helstrom a tip that he's too thick with the crew.
Englehorn: Go ahead. It's bad for discipline.
Carl Denham: [sees Charlie leading a procession of the crew] Ha. We must be in Russia. Here comes the Committee of the Workers.
Charlie, the Chinese Cook: Captain Englehorn!
Englehorn: Well?
Charlie, the Chinese Cook: Captain, I went down in the forward hold.
Englehorn: What of it?
Charlie, the Chinese Cook: Captain, I found something!
Englehorn: What's the matter? Found what?
Carl Denham: [sees Charlie reach into the crowd of sailors and pull out Hilda, who was stowing away in the forward hold] Holy mackeral!


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