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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 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity Robert E. Lee Prewitt
(1953)
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun George Eastman
(1951)
Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg Rudolph Petersen
(1961)
I Confess
I Confess Father Michael Logan
(1953)

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Other Works:

There Shall Be No Night (1940). Drama (return engagement). Written by Robert E. Sherwood. Scenic Design by Richard Whorf. Costume Design by Valentina. Directed by Alfred Lunt. Alvin Theatre: 9 Sep 1940- 2 Nov 1940 (66 performances). Cast: Lynn Fontanne (as "Miranda Valkonen"), Alfred Lunt (as "Dr. Kaarlo Valkonen"), Charles ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Monty Clift

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't want to be labeled as either a pansy or a heterosexual. Labeling is so self-limiting. We are what we do, not what we say we are. See more »

Trivia:

On the advice of his close friend Libby Holman, he turned down William Holden's role in Sunset Blvd. (1950) and Gary Cooper's role in High Noon (1952). See more »

Trademark:

Known for playing brooding sensitive characters See more »

Nickname:

Monty

Star Sign:

Libra

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