Robert Montgomery

Robert MontgomeryBorn: 21 May 1904
Died: 27 September 1981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Award nominated actor Robert Montgomery was born on this day in 1904.

He began his film career during the talkie revolution in the industry, making it harder for him to impress the studios. His debut was in So This College (1929), a performance which brought him to the attention of Hollywood as the latest newcomer and gained him further roles, allowing his popularity to grow.

His role in The Big House (1930) was his first dramatic role, having usually been assigned to comedic performances until that time, but it proved to be a success and he was in constant demand from that moment on. He starred opposite Greta Garbo in Inspiration (1930), Norma Shearer requested him to be her leading man in The Divorcee (1930), Strangers May Kiss (1931) and Private Lives (1931).

The thriller Night Must Fall (1937) earned him first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, receiving a second nomination for Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).

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