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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 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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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Stage Play: Jubilee. Musical comedy. Based on material by Moss Hart. Music by Cole Porter. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costumes and modern gowns designed by Irene Sharaff and Connie De Pinna. Lighting Design by Hassard Short. Dialogue Directed by Monty Woolley. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch. Directed by Hassard Short. Imperial ... See more »

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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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I love the stage, but after a few months you can get tired. I would rather do three movies than play in one stage hit. I played in four flops in a row when I was about 17 and I was delighted. I was being paid to be trained. See more »

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Had appeared in two movies that are set partly at Hickam Field in Honolulu: The Big Lift (1950) and From Here to Eternity (1953). See more »

Trademark:

Often played emotionally tortured men See more »

Nickname:

Monty

Star Sign:

Libra

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