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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. Their father William made a lot of money in banking but was quite poor during the depression. Their mother Ethel "Sunny" was born out of wedlock and ... See full bio »

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

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 1966 The Defector
Prof. James Bower
 1958 The Young Lions
Noah Ackerman
 1958 Lonelyhearts
Adam White
 1957 Raintree County
John Wickliff Shawnessy
 1953 Indiscretion of an American Wife
Giovanni Doria
 1950 The Big Lift
Sgt. 1st Class Danny MacCullough
 1939 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
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Stage Play: Our Town. Drama (revival). Book by Thornton Wilder. Directed by Wesley McKee and Jed Harris. City Center: 10 Jan 1944- 29 Jan 1944 (24 performances). Cast: Arthur Allen (as "Professor Willard"), Montgomery Clift (as "George Gibbs"), Owen Coll (as "Constable Warren"), Marc Connelly (as "Stage Manager"), Curtis Cooksey (as "Dr. ... 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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[recalling his arrival in Hollywood] I told them I wanted to choose my scripts and my directors myself. "But sweetheart," they said, "you're going to make a lot of mistakes." And I told them, "You don't understand; I want to be free to do so." See more »

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Always in high demand as an actor, he turned down the role played by William Holden in Sunset Blvd. (1950) and the part of James Dean's brother in East of Eden (1955). In 1955, alone, he passed on five Broadway plays, (among them Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms"), and he turned down the films Desire (1954), Friendly Persuasion (1956), Prince of Players (1955), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Moby ... See more »

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Pioneered roles as dark, brooding, young outcasts later popularized by the likes of Marlon Brando and 'James Dean' See more »

Nickname:

Monty

Star Sign:

Libra

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