George Montgomery
Actor, Director, Writer, Artist
George Montgomery
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.
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Prep football conferences: Having to regroup - St. Cloud Times
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Lakers coach George Montgomery said he expects the CMC's traditional powers to be tough again. “No matter who they lose or what they have coming back, Eden Valley and Pierz always seem to be tough,” he said
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Prince George's utilities brace for Hurricane Irene - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
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BGE serves more than 200000 customers in Prince George's, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, which serves 150000 customers in southern Prince George's County and other parts of southern
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Ground broke for new hospital - Escanaba Daily Press
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SMH CEO George Montgomery explained the hospital is paving the way for better healthcare and service by making this upgrade. He noted that everyone at SMH is anxiously waiting the unveiling of the new facility in 2013. "I would like to ask you to join
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Too much sand costs plenty, while sisters' paving company racks up contracts - Baltimore Brew
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The company has grown exponentially in recent years, winning pavement contracts in Prince George's, Montgomery, Howard and Baltimore counties as well as Baltimore city. M. Luis also won a $920400 contract to reconstruct “footways citywide,” according
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DeVry Inc. Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Results - MarketWatch (press release)
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On July 1, 2011, Rob Paul succeeded George Montgomery as president of Carrington Colleges Group. DeVry has realigned its financial reporting segments to better conform to its organizational structure and strategic focus. The two largest segments,
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Gene Mueller's Fishing Report - Washington Times
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WSSC RESERVOIRS: 20-30 miles – Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge lakes in the Prince George's/Montgomery/Howard counties area have been super slow as far as bass catches are concerned. The slight cooling trend that is reaching our area now might help a
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Green Hills retirement community expansion under way - Ames Tribune
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After raising funds for a down payment on the project, Green Hills residents pooled a total of $50000 in donations to name the clinic expansion after Dr. George Montgomery, Green Hills' retired medical director. Several other donations have been
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Dover resident receives Smitheman Scholarship - Dover Post
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George Montgomery, a 2011 graduate of Dover High School, has been selected as this year's recipient of the John B. and Marion A. Smitheman Scholarship, which is administered by the Delaware Community Foundation
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Quick hits: Shanahan not worried about Beck injury - Washington Post (blog)
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Among the crowd were 1100 youth football players from DC, Prince George's, Montgomery and Loudoun counties who were guests of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. The team booked 17 charter buses to bring in players from five Pop Warner
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Monsoon Stages Dramatic Entrance - Arizona Public Media
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George Montgomery, curator of botany at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, says the brief but heavy summer rains are vital to the desert. Many native plants such as palo verde and ironwood trees and ocotillo cactus respond in dramatic fashion to the
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U.S. v. MONTGOMERY - Leagle.com
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George Montgomery appeals from the order by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissing his motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his federal criminal sentence filed pursuant to 28 USC § 2255. We will affirm
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Wetumpka teams falter in District 5 Tournament - Wetumpka Herald
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Wetumpka American's Dillon Norton slides underneath the tag of AUM Aaron George. MONTGOMERY — One at a time members of the Wetumpka National Ozone All-Stars strode to the mound to accept their participation certificates signaling the end of their
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Redistricting panel discusses reducing congressional redistricting hearings - Greenfield Daily Reporter
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He also mentioned Prince George's, Montgomery, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, as well as the city of Baltimore. "I just think maybe eight or nine might be appropriate," Miller said. The Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee, which Gov
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Televised trip down Memory Lane - Pasadena Star-News
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The lead story in the magazine dealt with the separation of Dinah Shore and her husband, George Montgomery. Sunday morning had an assortment of religious programs and old movies. At 6 pm was "Meet The Press" with the panel interviewing Lt. Col
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Waking the Dead event spotlights known and unknown Great Falls history - Great Falls Tribune
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Those spotlighted included Paris Gibson, Charlie Russell, George Montgomery and Edwin Norris. "We're really pleased that this is able to happen and that we're able to celebrate both the birthdays of the Cemetery Association, which is 100 years old,
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Historical Society hosts Car Show July 2 - Times Community Newspapers of Greater Dayton
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The Society is happy to announce that "Ohio George"--George Montgomery will be making a special appearance at the show and he will have memorabilia and die-cast models from his outstanding drag racing career available for purchase
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Why the invasive buffelgrass was introduced to the Sonoran Desert - KOLD-TV
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AP Entertainment News Video By Van Nguyen, producer - email George Montgomery with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum says "it's a Northern African area native grass, brought over by ranchers, by the saguaro conservation service efforts for cattle feed,
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Group wants Dynamiter Wall of Fame - Kimberley Daily Bulletin
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Another trophy they are looking for is a senior hockey trophy funded by actors George Montgomery and Dinah Shore. "I think Trail stole that one, I don't know," Beaudin said. "There's also the Paul Kozak Memorial trophy. There's tons of stuff sitting
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of George Montgomery
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 83
    Died on December 12, 2000.
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  • 1995
    Age 78
    In 1995 a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated in his honor.
    More Details Hide Details He is also honored with a statue in the square of Plentywood, Montana.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1972
    Age 55
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After cremation, Montgomery's ashes were divided and interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City) near his Palm Springs home and at the Highland Cemetery in Great Falls, Montana, near his birthplace. For his contribution to the television industry, George Montgomery has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6301 Hollywood Blvd.
  • FORTIES
  • 1963
    Age 46
    In 1963, Montgomery's private life made headlines when his housekeeper was charged in a failed attempt to kill him.
    More Details Hide Details Allegedly suffering from a fanatical attraction to her employer, the deranged woman planned to shoot Montgomery, then take her own life. As a boy, George Montgomery had developed excellent craftsmanship with wood and as an adult pastime he began building furniture, first for himself and then for a few friends. His skill was such that his hobby became a full-fledged cabinet-making business in which he employed as many as twenty craftsmen. Montgomery oversaw the furniture business for more than forty years and expanded his interest to house design. He became involved with the building of eleven homes for friends and family. His artistic instincts included learning how to sculpt in bronze. Self-taught, he sculpted upwards of fifty bronze sculptures including ones of John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Gene Autry, Randolph Scott, and future President Ronald W. Reagan. His sculpture of his former wife, Dinah Shore, and their children is at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, home to the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship, now the named ANA Inspiration.
    They had one child, Melissa Ann "Missy" Montgomery (born 1948), during a marriage that lasted until 1963.
    More Details Hide Details George and Dinah also adopted John "Jody" David Montgomery in 1954.
  • 1958
    Age 41
    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..
    More Details Hide Details Montgomery claimed to have turned down the lead roles in the Western television series Gunsmoke and Wagon Train Montgomery produced and directed as well as starred in several films shot in the Philippines and South Africa. He planned to make a Vietnam War film The Ho Chi Minh trail in Bangkok and the Philippines but the film was aborted. Through the early 1970s, Montgomery acted in films such as Satan's Harvest (1970) and The Daredevil (1972) and made guest appearances on a number of television shows, including NBC's Bonanza and The Gisele MacKenzie Show.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1950
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the early 1950s he made several films for Edward Small and also for Columbia Pictures.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1943
    Age 26
    On December 5, 1943, Montgomery married singer Dinah Shore.
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    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.
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  • 1942
    Age 25
    In 1942, he played opposite Gene Tierney in China Girl, jazz musician Glenn Miller in Orchestra Wives, and Ginger Rogers in Roxie Hart.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Montgomery starred with Betty Grable in the Walter Lang-directed film, Coney Island. He was announced for several films originally intended for Fox leading men Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda who had joined the army, including Down the Sea to the Ships and Bird of Paradise with Tierney.
  • 1940
    Age 23
    He remained with Republic Pictures until 1940 when he signed with 20th Century Fox, which billed him as George Montgomery.
    More Details Hide Details At Fox, Montgomery appeared in more westerns including The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1940) with Cesar Romero.
  • 1938
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details That year Life included him in a photo montage of "Hollywood's Movie-struck Kids" and described Montgomery, still using his full name, as "6 ft. 3 in. tall, weighs 210 lb., rides well, is superlatively handsome."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1935
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He followed this with bit parts and additional stunt work as George Letz in mostly low-budget films. He was frequently cast in western films starring their number one box office draw, the singing cowboy, Gene Autry.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1916
    Born
    Born on August 29, 1916.
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