Montgomery Clift

Monday, August 17, 2009

Modeling Days

In his childhood, Monty worked briefly as a John Robert Powers model in New York in 1933. He found it boring, but it helped the family pay bills. He enjoyed acting so much more. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Writing Credits

Monty contributed to the writing of three of his films: The Search, Judgment at Nuremberg, and The Defector. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Other Stage Work

Monty's first stage role was in Florida in an amateur production of As Husbands Go (in 1933). He also appeared in The Seagull ( Off-Broadway in 1954). Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Eyes

One of Monty's prominent features were his piercing, expressive, blue-grey eyes. Much of his acting was done with the eyes. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Monty And Tennessee

Monty worked on two projects written by Tennessee Williams: You Touch Me! (Broadway in 1946), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959 film) Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Acting Coach

Monty had an on-set acting coach for many of his films. Her name was Mira Rostova. She was also a close friend and confidante. Mira died January 28, 2009, in Manhattan at age 99. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monty's Broadway Shows

Fly Away Home (1935), Jubilee (1935), Yr. Obedient Husband (1938), Eye on the Sparrow (1938), The Wind and the Rain (1938), Dame Nature (1938), The Mother (1939), There Shall Be No Night (1940), Mexican Mural (1942), The Skin of Our Teeth (1942), Our Town (1944), The Searching Wind (1944), Foxhole... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monty's Movies

The Defector (1966), Freud (1962), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), The Misfits (1961), Wild River (1960), Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), Lonelyhearts (1958), The Young Lions (1958), Raintree County (1957), Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953), From Here to Eternity (1953), I Confess (1953), A Place... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Monty Facts

Actually, Monty's real name was Edward Montgomery Clift. He had a fraternal twin, Ethel (Roberta) and an older brother, Brooks. He was born October 17, 1920, in Omaha, Nebraska, and died July 23, 1966, in New York City. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Montgomery Clift

Hello, Everyone, This is my first time on blogit, or any other blog website, for that matter. A year-and-a-half ago, I was told that I had a "spiritual connection" to the late actor, Montgomery Clift. Ironically, I am a huge film buff, but had never watched any of his films....I take that back....I... Sign in to see full entry.

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