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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
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun George Eastman
Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg Rudolph Petersen
I Confess
I Confess Father Michael Logan


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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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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 »


One of only six actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his first screen appearance. The other five actors are: Orson Welles, Lawrence Tibbett, Alan Arkin, Paul Muni and James Dean. See more »


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



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