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Robert Preston Overview:

Legendary actor, Robert Preston, was born Robert Preston Meservey on Jun 8, 1918 in Newton Highlands, MA. Preston died at the age of 68 on Mar 21, 1987 in Montecito, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Preston was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1982Best Supporting ActorVictor/Victoria (1982)ToddyNominated
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the Epic Oscar Snub of in "Victor Victoria"

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By Rick29 on Jan 27, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

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'Til Death Do Us Part ~ Catherine Craig and

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I WENT TO SEE A DOUBLE FEATURE AND FELL IN LOVE WITH .

By FlickChick on Mar 30, 2012 From A Person in the Dark

Ye Gods! I went to see Natalie Wood and fell in love with . Oh, it was an adolescent crush, to be sure, but it just won't go away! Remember double features? In the world of the less-than-5 minute attention span and no time for anything, it was perfectly normal to go to the movies on... Read full article


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Robert Preston Quotes:

Pvt. Aloysius K. 'Smacksie' Randall: [Dressed in civilian clothes] World, her I cpme!


James Cloud: Well come on Boyce, Did I kill Kid Amador or not?
Earl Boyce: Why?... Can't you remember?
James Cloud: It escapes me.


Harold Hill: [Marian and Winthrop are urging the Professor to leave before the crowd arrives] I can't go, Winthrop.
Winthrop Paroo: Why not?
Harold Hill: Well, for the first time in my life, I got my *foot* caught in the door.


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Robert Preston Facts
Before starring in the musical "The Music Man", he had not only never appeared in a musical before, he had never sung a note before.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 708-709. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

The name of his character in the movie, Mame, Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside is taken from the names of four Civil War generals - Pierre Goustave Toutant Beauregard, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and George Pickett (Confederate), and Ambrose Burnside (Union).

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