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 Music Man (1962): 76 Trombones and

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2021 From 4 Star Films

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the Epic Oscar Snub of in "Victor Victoria"

By FlickChick on Feb 25, 2016 From A Person in the Dark

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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:

David Boothe: Have you ever been in Las Vegas?
Dr. Rojac: Where?
David Boothe: Right in the middle of the Nevada desert you bump into a cockeyed oasis. It's a wide-open, 24-hour-a- day carnival that lives off three things - quick marriages, quick divorces, quick money, won and lost. $3 billion changed hands across the gambling table in Nevada last year, 3 billion. Those are the state's official figures and why not? Everybody likes to gamble. It's fun for most people, but for some people, it's a trap. It grabs down deep and won't let go.


Marcellus Washburn: This is where I work.
Harold Hill: You mean you *live* in this town?
Marcellus Washburn: Yeah, I like it, too. I mean it's not Brooklyn, New York. It's not the City of Homes and Churches and...
Harold Hill: [amazed] "Brooklyn"? Marce, this isn't even *Dubuque*!


Tate Riling: Your cut will be $10,000.
Jim Garry: What do I have to do to earn it?
Tate Riling: Lufton's tough and my ranchers aren't. You make up the difference.


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Robert Preston Facts
Twice won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical): in 1958, for "The Music Man," a performance he recreated in the film version of the same name, The Music Man (1962); and, in 1967, for "I Do! I Do!". He was also nominated in the same category in 1975 for "Mack and Mabel,: in which he played movie pioneer Mack Sennett.

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).

Cousin of Emmerson Denney, Producer/Personal Manager.

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