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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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Stage Play: The Searching Wind. Drama. Written by Lillian Hellman. Directed and produced by Herman Shumlin. Fulton Theatre: 12 Apr 1944- 20 Jan 1944 (318 performances). As "Samuel Hazen." Cast: Edgar Andrews, Dudley Digges, Joe De Santis, Eugene Earl, Mercedes Gilbert, Alfred Hesse, Dennis King, Walter Kohler, Arnold Korff, Eric Latham, ... 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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Always in high demand as an actor, he turned down the role played by William Holden in Sunset Boulevard (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 Désirée (1954), Friendly Persuasion (1956), Prince of Players (1955), ... See more »


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