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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), ,
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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.

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

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Robert Armstrong Quotes:

Carl Denham: [after discovering a huge footprint of Kong] Keep those guns cocked.
Crew member: He's tellin' us.
Crew member: I'd hate to have that thing wrapped around me.


Hilda: [tries to coax her show's released monkeys out of the trees] Tony, won't you please come down? Tony? Tony?
Carl Denham: You'll never catch a monkey that way.
Hilda: Did you ever catch a monkey?
Carl Denham: Did *I* ever catch...?
[dry chuckle]
Carl Denham: Lady, you'd be surprised.


Police Lieutenant: Well, Denham, the airplanes got him.
Carl Denham: Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.


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