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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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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:

Stage: Appeared in "Eye on the Sparrow" on Broadway, 1938. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

[on Elizabeth Taylor] Liz is the only woman I have ever met who turns me on. She feels like the other half of me. See more »

Trivia:

Marlon Brando, who calls him a "friend" in his autobiography, says that Clift was a tormented soul addicted to alcohol and chloral hydrate, a depressant and sedative which he drank. On the set of The Young Lions (1958), he warned Clift that he was destroying himself like Brando's own alcoholic mother had. For his part, Clift was always supportive of Brando as an actor, even when his career began ... 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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