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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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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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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 »

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The release of Red River (1948) made him an overnight sensation and instant star. He embodied a new type of man on screen, the beautiful, sensual and vulnerable man that seemed to appeal to women and men alike. After A Place in the Sun (1951) came out he was Hollywood's hottest male star and adored by millions. He looked incredible and was a fine actor, a rare combination. His only rival in this ... See more »

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Often played emotionally tortured men See more »

Nickname:

Monty

Star Sign:

Libra

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