George Montgomery

George Montgomery

actor, stunts, director

George Montgomery was born on Aug 27, 1916 in USA. George Montgomery's big-screen debut came with The Singing Vagabond directed by Carl Pierson in 1935, strarring Soldier (uncredited). George Montgomery is known for Cimarron City directed by Richard Bartlett, George Montgomery stars as Mayor Matt Rockford and John Smith as Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple. The most recent award George Montgomery achieved is Golden Boot Awards. The upcoming new movie George Montgomery plays is Wild Wind which will be released on Jan 30, 1986.

George Montgomery was boxing champion at the University of Montana where he majored in architecture and interior design. Dropping out a year later he decided to take up boxing more seriously. He moved to California where he was coached by ex-heavyweight world champion James J. Jeffries. While in Hollywood, he came to the attention of the studios (not least, because he was an expert rider) and was hired as a stuntman in 1935. After doing this for four years, George was offered a contract at 20th Century Fox in 1939, but found himself largely confined to leads in B-westerns. He did not secure a part in anything even remotely like a prestige picture until his co-starring role in La folle histoire de Roxie Hart (1942), opposite Ginger Rogers. Next, in Kalamazoo (1942), he played the perfunctory love interest for Ann Rutherford -- though both, inevitably, ended up playing second trombone to Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.In 1947, George got his first serious break, being cast as Raymond Chandler's private eye Philip Marlowe in La pièce maudite (1947). Reviewers, however, compared his performance unfavourably with that of Humphrey Bogart and found the film 'pallid' overall. So it was back to the saddle for George. Unable to shake his image as a cowboy actor he starred in scores of films with titles like Belle Starr's Daughter (1948), Dakota Lil (1950), Jack McCall, Desperado (1953) and La Terreur des sans-loi (1954) at Columbia, and for producer Edward Small at United Artists. When not cleaning up the Wild West with his six-shooter he branched out into adventure films set in exotic locales (notably as Harry Quartermain in Watusi (1959)). During the 60s, he also wrote, directed and starred in several long-forgotten, low-budget wartime potboilers made in the Philippines.At the height of his popularity, George attracted as much publicity for his acting as for his liaisons with glamorous stars, like Ginger Rogers, Hedy Lamarr (to whom he was briefly engaged) and singer Dinah Shore (whom he married in 1943). After his retirement from the film business, he devoted himself to his love of painting, furniture-making and sculpting bronze busts, including one of his close friend Ronald Reagan.

  • Birthday

    Aug 27, 1916
  • Place of Birth

    Brady, Montana, USA

Known For


3 wins & 0 nominations

Golden Boot Awards
Winner - Golden Boot
Taormina International Film Festival
Samar (1962)
Winner - Golden Charybdis
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