Robert Preston

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  • Birth Name: Robert Preston Meservey
  • Birth Place: Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, United States
  • Died: March 21, 1987
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue acting at the Pasadena Community Playhouse.
  • Served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
  • Was spotted by a talent scout while performing in the play Idiot's Delight, which led to a contract with Paramount.
  • Final film role was in The Last Starfighter.

Awards

  • 1967, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner
  • 1963, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1982, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1958, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner
  • 1975, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee

Relationships

  • Frank Meservey Jr. — Brother
  • Frank Meservey Sr. — Father
  • Catherine Craig — Wife
  • Ruth Meservey — Mother

Details

  • Birth Name: Robert Preston Meservey
  • Birth Place: Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, United States
  • Died: March 21, 1987
  • Profession: Actor