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

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

The only line that's wrong in William Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art. See more »

Trivia:

Son of William Brooks Clift and wife Ethel Anderson Fogg. Ethel is believed by some biographers to have been an illegitimate daughter of Woodbury Blair by Maria Latham Anderson. Woodbury Blair was the son of Montgomery Blair, after whom his great-grandson received his middle name, and wife Mary Elizabeth Woodbury, daughter of Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), US Supreme Court, and wife Elizabeth Wendell... 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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