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Montgomery Clift (1920–1966)


Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. Their father William made a lot of money in banking but was quite poor during the depression. Their mother Ethel "Sunny" was born out of wedlock and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1966 The Defector
Prof. James Bower
 1958 The Young Lions
Noah Ackerman
 1958 Lonelyhearts
Adam White
 1957 Raintree County
John Wickliff Shawnessy
 1953 Indiscretion of an American Wife
Giovanni Doria
 1950 The Big Lift
Sgt. 1st Class Danny MacCullough
 1939 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
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The lead character in the James Kirkwood novel "Hit Me With A Rainbow" is told several times that he resembles Montgomery Clift. The character attributes this to Monty's recent death. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I love the stage, but after a few months you can get tired. I would rather do three movies than play in one stage hit. I played in four flops in a row when I was about 17 and I was delighted. I was being paid to be trained. See more »

Trivia:

Marlon Brando, who calls him a "friend" in his autobiography, says that Clift was a tormented soul addicted to alcohol and chloral hydrate, a depressant and sedative which he drank. On the set of The Young Lions (1958), he warned Clift that he was destroying himself like Brando's own alcoholic mother had. For his part, Clift was always supportive of Brando as an actor, even when his career began ... See more »

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Handsome appearance See more »

Nickname:

Monty

Star Sign:

Libra

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