Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery

Born May 21, 1905

Robert Montgomery was an American actor and director.

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1904 Birth Born on May 21, 1904.


1922 18 Years Old His father committed suicide in 1922 by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge, and the family's fortune was gone. … Read More


1928 24 Years Old His first marriage, in April 1928, was to actress Elizabeth Bryan Allen (December 26, 1904 – June 28, 1992), sister of Martha-Bryan Allen. … Read More
1932 28 Years Old …  In 1932, Montgomery starred opposite Tallulah Bankhead in Faithless, though the film was not a success. … Read More


1935 31 Years Old In 1935, Montgomery became President of the Screen Actors Guild, and was elected again in 1946. … Read More
1939 35 Years Old After World War II broke out in Europe in September, 1939, and while the United States was still officially neutral, Montgomery enlisted in London for American field service and drove ambulances in France until the Dunkirk evacuation.
1940 36 Years Old He then returned to Hollywood and addressed a massive rally on the MGM lot for the American Red Cross in July 1940. … Read More
1941 37 Years Old After the U.S. entered World War II in December, 1941, he joined the United States Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander, and served on the which was part of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.


1945 41 Years Old In 1945, Montgomery returned to Hollywood, making his uncredited directing debut with They Were Expendable, where he directed some of the PT boat scenes when director John Ford was unable to work for health reasons. … Read More
1947 43 Years Old Active in Republican politics and concerned about communist influence in the entertainment industry, Montgomery was a friendly witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.
1948 44 Years Old The next year, 1948, Montgomery hosted the Academy Awards.
He hosted an Emmy Award-winning television series, Robert Montgomery Presents, which ran from 1950 to 1957. … Read More


1954 50 Years Old In 1954, Montgomery took an unpaid position as consultant and coach to President Eisenhower, advising him on how to look his best in his television appearances before the nation. … Read More


1981 77 Years Old Montgomery died of cancer on September 27, 1981, at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. … Read More
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