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Also Known As: Robert Douglass Montgomery, Kent Douglass, Douglass Kent, Kent Douglas, Douglas Kent, Kent Douglass Died: July 23, 1966
Born: October 29, 1908 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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Douglass Montgomery was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Montgomery began his career with roles in "Little Women" (1933), "Little Man, What Now?" (1934) and the Gloria Swanson drama "Music in the Air" (1934). Montgomery then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in "Harmony Lane" (1935), "Mystery of Edwin Drood" (1935) and "Counsel for Crime" (1937). He also appeared in "The Cat and the Canary" (1939). Later in his career, Montgomery acted in "The Way to the Stars" (1945). Montgomery passed away in July 1966 at the age of 58.

Douglass Montgomery was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Montgomery began his career with roles in "Little Women" (1933), "Little Man, What Now?" (1934) and the Gloria Swanson drama "Music in the Air" (1934). Montgomery then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in "Harmony Lane" (1935), "Mystery of Edwin Drood" (1935) and "Counsel for Crime" (1937). He also appeared in "The Cat and the Canary" (1939). Later in his career, Montgomery acted in "The Way to the Stars" (1945). Montgomery passed away in July 1966 at the age of 58.

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1.
 The Way to the Stars (1945) Johnny Hollis
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 The Cat and the Canary (1939) Charlie Wilder
3.
 Counsel for Crime (1937) Paul Maddox
4.
 Life Begins with Love (1937) William [Addington] Drake [V, also known as Bill Smith]
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 Everything Is Thunder (1936) Hugh McGrath
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 Lady Tubbs (1935) Phil Ash-Orcutt
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 Harmony Lane (1935) Stephen Foster
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 Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) Neville Landless [later known as Thackeray]
9.
 Eight Girls in a Boat (1934) David [Perrin]
10.
 Little Man, What Now? (1934) Hans Pinneberg
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jessgalchutt ( 2006-12-05 )

Source: www.imdb.com

A strapping young man with chiseled, handsome looks and a naive, innocent demeanor, this actor's career might just have been hampered by a change of screen names. Actor Douglass Montgomery was born Robert Douglass Montgomery in 1907. On stage in his teens, MGM scouts nabbed him, signed him up, and changed his name to Kent Douglass for films in 1930. With a suitably dashing and romantic presence similar to that of Leslie Howard, the fair-haired young man played second leads opposite some of MGM's powerhouse ladies, including Joan Crawford in Paid (1930) and Katharine Hepburn in Little Women (1933) in which he played the role of Laurie. Just as he was making grounds, his moniker was inexplicably changed to Douglass Montgomery, and he was loaned out to other studios. Although he forged ahead with Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935), Harmony Lane (1935) , in which he portrayed composer Stephen "Suwanee River" Foster, and Bob Hope's comedy classic The Cat and the Canary (1939), by WWII, his career had waned. He enlisted with the Canadian infantry, serving for four years. Montgomery returned but was scarcely noticed. He starred in a few routine British films following this period, then returned to the US for a couple more and some TV work. He died in 1966.

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