Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift


Montgomery Clift
Film: South side of the 6100 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Edward M. Clift on Oct. 17, 1920 in Omaha, NE
Died July 23, 1966 of heart attack in New York, NY

Sensitive, broody and introspective, Montgomery Clift was probably one of the most striking men ever to appear on screen.

Clift could express every emotion with his startling blue eyes. But his film career lasted less than 20 years. Clift made only 17 films — receiving four Oscar nominations — before his personal demons finally overtook him.

Like Marlon Brando, Clift hailed from Omaha. He made his Broadway debut at 14 in the comedy "Fly Away Home," and over the next decade, he appeared in such respected plays as Robert Sherwood's "There Shall Be No Night," Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" and Lillian Hellman's "The Searching Wind."

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1948 Best Actor The Search Nomination
    1951 Best Actor A Place in the Sun Nomination
    1953 Best Actor From Here to Eternity Nomination
    1961 Best Supporting Actor Judgment at Nuremberg Nomination

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