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Montgomery Clift


Biography:
Birth Name: Montgomery Clift
Born: 10/17/1920
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 07/23/1966

Born Edward Montgomery Clift on Oct. 17, 1920 in Omaha, NE, he was the son of Ethel Fogg and William Brooks Clift, a successful Wall Street stockbroker. Adopted at the age of one, his mother was told by a well-intentioned doctor years later that she was the offspring of Southern aristocrats, so she chose to raise her own children accordingly. Home schooled by tutors in the U.S. and abroad during frequent trips to Europe, the Clift family's affluent lifestyle underwent a drastic change following the stock market crash of 1929. After moving to Florida, 13-year-old "Monty" tried his hand at acting for the first time with a local theater company. Impressed by his commitment to the work and natur...

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