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Robert Montgomery (May 21, 1904September 27, 1981) was an American actor and director. Born Henry Montgomery Jr. in Beacon, New York, his early childhood was one of privilege, since his father was President of the New York Rubber Company. When his father died, the family's fortune was gone, and young Robert went to New York City to try his hand at writing and acting. Sharing a stage with George Cukor gave him an in to Hollywood, where, in 1929, he debuted in So This is College. Norma Shearer chose him to star opposite her in Private Lives in 1931, and he became a star. May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beacon is a city located in Dutchess County, New York. ... The New York Rubber Company was a company that produced rubber. ... City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... George Cukor (July 7, 1899 - January 23, 1983) was an American film director. ... For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 - June 12, 1983) was an American actress born in Montreal, Quebec. ... Private Lives is a play written by Noel Coward in 1930. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


In 1935, Montgomery became President of the Screen Actors Guild, and was elected again in 1946. In 1937 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Night Must Fall, and again in 1942 for Here Comes Mr. Jordan. During World War II, he joined the Navy, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is the labor union representing film actors in the United States. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Night Must Fall is a play, a psychological thriller, by Emlyn Williams, first performed in 1935. ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Here Comes Mr. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


In 1945 he returned to Hollywood, making his uncredited directing debut with They Were Expendable. His first credited film as director was Lady in the Lake (1947), in which he also starred, and which brought him mixed reviews. He was a friendly witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. He hosted a popular television series, Robert Montgomery Presents, in the 1950s. 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... They Were Expendable is a war film released in 1945. ... See also Lady of the Lake Lady in the Lake is the title of a 1947 crime film noir from MGM Studios. ... The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) was an investigating committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Robert Montgomery Presents was a dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ...


His daughter was actress Elizabeth Montgomery. Montgomery as Samantha and Dick Sargent as Darrin in Bewitched Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery (15 April 1933 - 18 May 1995 in Hollywood, California, USA) was an American movie and television actress. ...


Montgomery has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for movies at 6440 Hollywood Blvd., and one for television at 1631 Vine Street. He was a longtime summer resident of North Haven, Maine. A small part of the Walk of Fame The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, United States, which is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of celebrities honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce... North Haven is a famous upper-class enclave, summer colony and island located in in Penobscot Bay, Maine. ...


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Robert Montgomery Biography (3188 words)
Montgomery attended the fashionable Pawling School for Boys in Pawling, New York and in 1918 was sent abroad to continue his studies in England, France, Switzerland and Germany.
Montgomery was retired from the Navy with the rank of commander.
Montgomery later described Ford as the "best (director) I ever worked with...he was a genius." And when Ford fell and fractured his leg before filming was complete it was Montgomery he called upon to finish the job.
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