Robert Preston

Born Jun 8, 1918

Robert Preston was an American stage and film actor.

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1918 Birth Born on June 8, 1918.


1957 39 Years Old He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production in 1957. … Read More


1958 40 Years Old Preston appeared on the cover of Time magazine on July 21, 1958. … Read More
1961 43 Years Old In 1961, Preston was asked to make a recording as part of a program by the President's Council on Physical Fitness to get schoolchildren to do more daily exercise. … Read More
1962 44 Years Old Also in 1962, he played an important supporting role opposite Debbie Reynolds, as wagon master Roger Morgan, in the epic film How the West Was Won.


1979 61 Years Old In 1979 and 1980, Preston portrayed determined family patriarch Hadley Chisholm in the CBS western miniseries, The Chisholms. … Read More
1981 63 Years Old His other film roles include Ace Bonner in Sam Peckinpah's Junior Bonner (1972), "Big Ed" Bookman in Semi-Tough (1977), and Dr. Irving Finegarten in Blake Edwards 1981 Hollywood satire, S.O.B.. … Read More
1985 67 Years Old He also starred in the HBO 1985 movie Finnegan, Begin Again with Mary Tyler Moore. … Read More
1987 69 Years Old Preston died of lung cancer on March 21, 1987, at the age of 68. … Read More
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