George Montgomery

George Montgomery

Actor + Director + Writer + Artist
Born Aug 29, 1916

George Montgomery was an American painter, sculptor, furniture craftsman, and stuntman who is best known as an actor in western style film and television. Born George Montgomery Letz to Ukrainian immigrant parents in Brady, Montana, the youngest of 15 children. He was raised on a large ranch where as a part of daily life he learned to ride horses and work cattle.… Read More

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1916 Birth Born on August 29, 1916.


1935 18 Years Old At Republic Pictures, his cowboy skills got him stunt work and a small acting part at the age of eighteen in a 1935 film, The Singing Vagabond. … Read More


1938 21 Years Old Elevated to more important secondary roles, in 1938 he appeared as one of the six men suspected of being the titular hero in The Lone Ranger. … Read More
1940 23 Years Old He remained with Republic Pictures until 1940 when he signed with 20th Century Fox, which billed him as George Montgomery. … Read More
1942 25 Years Old In 1942, he played opposite Gene Tierney in China Girl, jazz musician Glenn Miller in Orchestra Wives, and Ginger Rogers in Roxie Hart. … Read More
1943 26 Years Old 1 More Event
However World War II interrupted his film career. He played the lead in Bomber's Moon, released in August 1943, joined the United States Army Air Forces the same year.


1950 33 Years Old In 1950, he starred as the title role in Davy Crockett, Indian Scout and was one of the actors considered for the role of Crockett by Walt Disney. … Read More


1958 41 Years Old In the 1958–59 season, Montgomery starred in his own 26-episode NBC Western series, Cimarron City as Mayor Matt Rockford, with co-stars John Smith and Audrey Totter through his own production company Mont Productions.. … Read More
1963 46 Years Old 1 More Event
They had one child, Melissa Ann "Missy" Montgomery (born 1948), during a marriage that lasted until 1963. … Read More


1972 55 Years Old After a career that included more than eighty feature films, Montgomery retired in 1972, making only two more minor appearances in film until his death at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, aged 84. … Read More


1995 78 Years Old In 1995 a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated in his honor. … Read More
2000 84 Years Old Died on December 12, 2000.
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