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Robert Montgomery (born Henry Montgomery Jr.) was an actor from the 1920s to the 1960s. He was born in New York in 1904 into a rich family, but his father died and the family was broke, and Robert worked at many jobs. He made it to the Broadway stage and then to Hollywood in 1929. His big break came when Norma Shearer picked him to play opposite her in "Private Lives" in 1931. He was a major star of the 1930s and 1940s, and in order to keep from getting typecast, he kept taking very different roles. Some of his movies include: Night Must Fall (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941), They Were Expendable, Here Comes Mr. Jordan (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film), Lady in the Lake (as Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe), and The Divorcee. He had a popular TV show in the 1950s, "Robert Montgomery Presents". His daughter, Elizabeth Montgomery, became a major star as well, but of course, she was more of a TV actress, best remembered for TV's "Bewitched". He passed away in 1981 at the age of 77.
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