Henry Montgomery Jr.
|Born||May 21, 1904|
|Died||Sep 27, 1981|
New York City, NY
|Age||Died at 77|
|Final Resting PlaceCremated|
|Known for||Light comedy roles and romantic leads; father of actress Elizabeth Montgomery|
|Top Roles||Phillip Marlowe, Lucky Gagin, Philip Monrell, Joe Pendleton, Lt. John Brickley|
|Top Genres||Drama, Comedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Mystery, Crime|
|Top Topics||Based on Play, Pre-Code Cinema, Book-Based|
|Top Collaborators||Irving Thalberg (Producer), Robert Z. Leonard (Director), Clarence Brown (Director), Norma Shearer|
|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.
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:.
Although Montgomery was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1937||Best Actor||Night Must Fall (1937)||Danny||Nominated|
|1941||Best Actor||Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)||Joe Pendleton||Nominated|
He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures.
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Robert Montgomery Quotes:
Helen Baldwin: Just a floating grass widow.
Don: Floats them and gets them.
Marcia Townsend Warren: I don't want any dinner, and I'm bored and I have a headache.
Sheridan 'Sherry': I know a cocktail that could cure two of those things, and I could cure the headache.
Dillon 'Dill': I could make a fire by rubbing two boy scouts together.
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