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Montgomery Clift (1920–1966)


Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg) and William Brooks Clift. His father made a lot of money in banking but was quite poor during the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Yr. Obedient Husband (1938). Comedy. Written by Horace Jackson. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by John Cromwell. Broadhurst Theatre: 10 Jan 1938- Jan 1938 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Frieda Altman (as "Podd"), Leslie Austen, J.W. Austin, Montgomery Clift, Florence Eldridge (as "Prue"), Brenda Forbes, ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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The only line that's wrong in William Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art. See more »

Trivia:

In Robert Laguardia's "Monty" (1977), the first published biography, Laguardia tells of how Clift was discomfited when he initially met co-star Burt Lancaster on the set of From Here to Eternity (1953). Lancaster was in awe of Monty and was so nervous, he actually shook during their first scene (as also mentioned in Lancaster's biography). See more »

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Often played emotionally tortured men See more »

Nickname:

Monty

Star Sign:

Libra

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