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Robert Montgomery (I) (1904–1981)

As a child, Robert Montgomery enjoyed a privileged life, as his father was the president of the New York Rubber Co. When he died, the fortune was gone and Robert worked at a number of jobs. He later went to New York to be a writer, and on the advice of a friend tried acting. He worked with George Cukor on the stage and his first film, at MGM, was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1960 The Gallant Hours (producer)
 1950-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (producer - 321 episodes)
- Faust '57 (1957) ... (producer)
- The Weather Lover (1957) ... (producer)
- The Last Trip of the Hindenburg (1957) ... (producer)
- One Smart Apple (1957) ... (producer)
- Sturdevant's Daughter (1957) ... (producer)
 1953 Eye Witness (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- The Green Glass (1953) ... (producer)
- My Father's a Murderer (1953) ... (producer)
- The Baby Sitter (1953) ... (producer)
- Youth from Vienna (1953) ... (producer)
- The Three Hours (1953) ... (producer)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Capt. Shenstone") in "The Carolinian" on Broadway. Written by Rafael Sabatini and J. Harold Terry. Directed by Hamilton MacFadden. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 2 Nov 1925-Nov 1925 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Martha-Bryan Allen (as "Myrtle Carey"), Agnes Atherton (as "Lady Gaspard"), Cosmo Kyrle Bellew ... See more »

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3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Comdr. Robert Montgomery U.S.N.R. | Robert Montgomery Comdr. U.S.N.R.


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[Asked by reporters what it was like to work with Greta Garbo on Inspiration (1931)]: Making a film with Garbo doesn't constitute an introduction. See more »


Pioneered the concept of the political "image consultant" in the early television era by advising President Dwight D. Eisenhower on how to most effectively present himself to television viewers. Following Richard Nixon's disastrous first televised debate with John F. Kennedy during the 1960 campaign, Eisenhower remarked that he was certain that if Nixon had only let Montgomery coordinate his ... See more »



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