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Henry Montgomery Jr.
Fishkill Landing, New York, United States
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Actor; director; producer
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Robert Montgomery Fast Facts:
Between 1929 and 1934, he made five films with Norma Shearer.
In 1935, became first president of the Screen Actors Guild.
Was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II.
Got his start directing in 1945 when John Ford became ill during the production of
They Were Expendable
and he oversaw the shooting of the final scenes.
Directed and starred in 1946's
Lady in the Lake;
shot the film in a "first person" perspective in which his character was never seen except in a reflection in a mirror or window.
Hosted the 1948 Academy Awards.
In the late '40s, had a number of short stories published in popular magazines.
Coached presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower for his television and public-speaking appearances.
When Eisenhower became president in 1952, Montgomery was named television adviser and became the first show-business professional to occupy an office in the White House.
In 1959, he and James Cagney formed Cagney-Montgomery Productions. Their first film was
The Gallant Hours
, a 1960 biopic starring Cagney and featuring both Cagney and Montgomery's sons had small roles.
He, daughter Elizabeth and son Robert Jr. all died of cancer.
Robert Montgomery Relationships:
Elizabeth Grant Harkness - Wife
Donald Montgomery - Brother
Henry Montgomery Sr. - Father
Mary Weed Montgomery - Mother
Martha Bryan Montgomery - Daughter
Elizabeth Montgomery - Daughter
Robert Montgomery Jr. - Son
Elizabeth Allen - Ex-wife
Robert Montgomery Awards:
1952 Emmy: Best Actor - Nominee
1955 Tony: Director - Winner
1941 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1937 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
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