Edward Clift

Edward Montgomery Clift (1920 - 1966)

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Edward Montgomery Clift
Born in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United Statesmap
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Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift (/mɒntˈɡʌməri/; October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American actor. His New York Times obituary noted his portrayal of "moody, sensitive young men". He is best remembered for roles in Red River (1948), The Heiress (1949), A Place in the Sun (1951), I Confess (1952), From Here to Eternity (1953), The Young Lions (1958), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and The Misfits (1961). He received four Academy Award nominations during his career: three for Best Actor and one for Best Supporting Actor.

Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, Clift was one of the original method actors in Hollywood; he was one of the first actors to be invited to study in the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan. He also executed a rare move by not signing a contract after arriving in Hollywood, only doing so after his first two films were a success. This was described as "a power differential that would go on to structure the star-studio relationship for the next 40 years".


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United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQSG-KBL : accessed 3 July 2018), Montgomerey Clift in household of William B Clift, Assembly District 15, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 31-1406, sheet 2A, line 17, family 51, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2657. Montgomery Clift

  • The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era, LEADING MEN, Foreword by Robert Osborne, Introduction by Molly Haskell, Text by Frank Miller, Chronicle Books, LLC, 85 Second Street, San Francisco, California 94105, www.chroniclebooks.com. Distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books, 9050 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 6E5, pp. 48-51


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