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Robert Montgomery, American actor. Fellow Pierpont Morgan Library; member Legal Aid Society (director), Actors Equity Association, A.F.T.R.A., Dirs. Guild American (director), Screen Actors Guild (past president).

Background

Montgomery, Robert was born on May 21, 1904 in Beacon, New York, United States. Son of Henry and Mary Weed (Barney).

Education

Educated, Pawling (New York) School director MM Company communications. Consultant to John D. Rockefeller, 1965-1969. Special consultant to President United States, 1952-1960.

President Lincoln Center Repertory Theater, 1969-1970. Special consultant to President Eisenhower, 1952-1960. Trustee Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund, National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting.

Member Outward Bound, Hurricane Island, Maine.

Career

Director MM Company communications. President Lincoln Center Repertory Theater, 1969-1970. Played in stock cos; actor, dir.

Director, producer: film The Gallant Hours. Producer: television series Robert Montgomery Presents, 1950-1957. Producer radio program, Cagney-Montgomery Prodns.

Assistant naval attache 1941, London.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Open Letter From A Television Viewer, 1968. Stage career began New York City in The Mask and the Face. Played in stock companies, Baltimore, Rochester, New York, Stamford, Connecticut, Providence, Dennis, Massachusetts.

      Appeared in: film debut in So This Is College. Their Own Desire, Letty Lynton, The Man in Possession, Lovers Courageous, Private Lives, Fugitive Lovers, Riptide, Three Live Ghosts, Untamed. Also appeared in: film debut in Earl of Chicago.

      Appeared in: Sins of the Children, Big House, Divorcee, War Nurse, Strangers May Kiss, Shipmates, When Ladies Meet, Night Flight, Another Language, Hideout, Forsaking All Others, Vanessa, No More Ladies, Night Must Fall, Live, Love and Learn, Ever Since Eve, First Hundred Years, Yellowjack, Rage in Heaven, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Mr. and Mistress Smith, June Bridge. Actor, director: film debut in Eye Witness.

      Lady in the Lake, Ride the Pink Horse. Director: Broadway prodns. Calculated Risk, The Desparate Hours.

      Director, producer: film The Gallant Hours. Producer: television series Robert Montgomery Presents, 1950-1957. Commentator: radio program Robert Montgomery Speaking, 1955-1957.

      Executive producer radio program, Cagney-Montgomery Prodns., Inc. Board of directors National Information Bureau, Medical and Surgical Relief Committee. Board directors Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

      Associate Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Board advisory Murrow Center. Commissioned Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1938.

      Advanced through grades to captain 1952. Served with American Field Service 1940, France. Assistant naval attache 1941, London.

      Duty 1942-1946, PTO, European Theatre of Operations. Captain Reserve (retired).

Membership

Fellow Pierpont Morgan Library. Member Legal Aid Society (director), Actors Equity Association, A.F.T.R.A., Dirs. Guild American (director), Screen Actors Guild (past president).

Clubs: Players, Century, Racquet and Tennis, Brook, New York Yacht, Grolier, North Haven Casino.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Allen, April.; married Elisabeth Grant, December 9, 1950.

father:
Henry .

mother:
Mary Weed (Barney).

spouses:
Elizabeth Allen

Elisabeth Grant