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Job Actor, director
Years active 1929-1960
Known for Light comedy roles and romantic leads; father of actress Elizabeth Montgomery
Top Roles Joe Pendleton, Lt. John Brickley, Nick Higginson, Andy McAllister, Phillip Marlowe
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Mystery, War
Top TopicsPre-Code Cinema, Based on Play, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Director), , (Director)
Shares birthday with Raymond Burr, Joseph Janni, Bill Williams  see more..

Robert Montgomery Overview:

Legendary actor, Robert Montgomery, was born Henry Montgomery Jr. on May 21, 1904 in Beacon, NY. Montgomery appeared in over 60 film roles. His best known films include Inspiration (1930), The Divorcee (1930), Strangers May Kiss (1931), Private Lives (1931), Haunted Honeymoon (1940), Alfred Hitchcock's Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941), and Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941). Montgomery hosted an Emmy Award-winning television series, Robert Montgomery Presents (1950-1957), where his daughter Elizabeth Montgomery got her start in acting. Montgomery died at the age of 77 on Sep 27, 1981 in New York City, NY and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.

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A debonair leading man, Robert Montgomery played snappy light comedy roles and romantic leads for MGM although he clearly had a yen for stronger stuff and proved chillingly effective as the killer in Night Must Fall. This got him away from the upper-society-bracket characters with which he had become identified, but he drifted away from show business after the forties and seems little remembered. He is the father of actress Elizabeth Montgomery.

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

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Montgomery was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1937Best ActorNight Must Fall (1937)DannyNominated
1941Best ActorHere Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)Joe PendletonNominated
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

SUMMER UNDER THE STARS Blogathon: in Night Must Fall (1937)

By Caftan Woman on Aug 22, 2016 From Caftan Woman

May 21, 1904 - September 27, 1981 Kristin of Journeys in Classic Film is hosting the Summer Under the Stars Blogthon of which this post is a happy submission. Check HERE for previous and future contributions throughout the month of August. 's long and success... Read full article


Ride the Pink Horse, 1947,

By Aaron West on Apr 19, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Apr 19 Posted by aaronwest I?ve talked before about ?regulated differences? before when discussing La Promesse (link) by the Dardennes. When looking at a film noir, the theory still holds weight, or if anything is more relevant. By 1947, noir was starting to be thought of as a genre (would more acc... Read full article


Ride the Pink Horse, 1947,

By Aaron West on Apr 19, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Apr 19 Posted by aaronwest I?ve talked before about ?regulated differences? before when discussing La Promesse (link) by the Dardennes. When looking at a film noir, the theory still holds weight, or if anything is more relevant. By 1947, noir was starting to be thought of as a genre (would more acc... Read full article


Ride the Pink Horse, 1947,

By Aaron West on Apr 19, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Apr 19 Posted by aaronwest I?ve talked before about ?regulated differences? before when discussing La Promesse (link) by the Dardennes. When looking at a film noir, the theory still holds weight, or if anything is more relevant. By 1947, noir was starting to be thought of as a genre (would more acc... Read full article


CMBA Forgotten Stars Blogathon:

By Caftan Woman on Oct 29, 2014 From Caftan Woman

1904-1981 "If you are lucky enough to be a success, by all means enjoy the applause and the adulation of the public. But never, never believe it." This post is part of the Forgotten Stars blogathon hosted by the Classic Movie Blog Association where names of yesteryear come a... Read full article


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Robert Montgomery Quotes:

Joe Pendleton: I don't want anybody's body. I want my body!


Linda Gilman: Oh, you're incredible, utterly incredible! Perched on that pinnacle of masculine ego, peering down at poor defenseless females! and pitying them! Because they don't have beards!
Carey Jackson: Don't be ridiculous, if you had a beard I wouldn't look at you twice!


John Douglas Cheever: I was willing you to come to me, and you have. So it's alright, but don't send me away again because I won't go.
Lucia 'Lally' Marlett: Send you away? Do you think I want to send you away, Jacky?
John Douglas Cheever: I've got the little ol' canoe down at the landing; let me run you over to the little ol' love nest.


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Was widely considered to be one of the best dressed men in Hollywood and for years did not carry a wallet because it ruined the drape of his suits.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 571-573. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

Son of Henry Montgomery and wife Mary Weed Barney.

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