George Montgomery


Actor
George Montgomery

About

Also Known As
George Montgomery Letz, George Letz
Birth Place
Brady, Montana, USA
Born
August 29, 1916
Died
December 12, 2000
Cause of Death
Heart Failure

Biography

George Montgomery was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Montgomery landed roles in various films, including the Cesar Romero western "The Cisco Kid and the Lady" (1939), the Shirley Temple Black dramedy "Young People" (1940) and the comedy "Star Dust" (1940) with Linda Darnell. He also appeared in "The Cowboy and the Blonde" (1941), "Ten G...

Family & Companions

Dinah Shore
Wife
Singer, actor. Married in 1943; divorced in 1960.
Ann Lindberg
Companion
Survived him.

Bibliography

"The Years of George Montgomery"
George Montgomery (1981)

Biography

George Montgomery was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Montgomery landed roles in various films, including the Cesar Romero western "The Cisco Kid and the Lady" (1939), the Shirley Temple Black dramedy "Young People" (1940) and the comedy "Star Dust" (1940) with Linda Darnell. He also appeared in "The Cowboy and the Blonde" (1941), "Ten Gentlemen From West Point" (1942) and "China Girl" (1942). He continued to act in productions like "Three Little Girls in Blue" (1946), "The Brasher Doubloon" (1947) and "Belle Starr's Daughter" (1948). He also appeared in "Davy Crockett, Indian Scout" (1950). In the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in "Badman's Country" (1958), "Samar" (1962) and "Battle of the Bulge" (1965) with Henry Fonda. He also appeared in "Hostile Guns" (1967) and "Satan's Harvest" (1970). Montgomery last appeared on "Dinah Shore" (1998-99). Montgomery passed away in December 2000 at the age of 84.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Guerrillas in Pink Lace (1964)
Director
Samar (1962)
Director
The Steel Claw (1961)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Blood, Money and Tears (1989)
Inspector
The Wild Wind (1986)
Major Mestrovic
Warkill (1968)
Col. John Hannegan
Hostile Guns (1967)
Gid McCool
Hallucination Generation (1966)
Eric
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Sergeant Duquesne
Guerrillas in Pink Lace (1964)
Samar (1962)
Dr. John Saunders
The Steel Claw (1961)
Capt. John Larsen
Watusi (1959)
Harry Quartermain
King of the Wild Stallions (1959)
Randy Burke
Man from God's Country (1958)
Dan Beattie
The Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958)
Matt Sloane
Badman's Country (1958)
Pat Garrett
Pawnee (1957)
Pale Arrow, also known as Paul Fletcher
Gun Duel in Durango (1957)
Dan [Tomlinson, also known as Will Sabre]
Last of the Bad Men (1957)
Dan Barton, also known as Jack Bruce
Street of Sinners (1957)
Johnny Dean
Black Patch (1957)
[Marshal] Clay Morgan
Huk! (1956)
Greg Dickson
Canyon River (1956)
[Steve] Patrick
Seminole Uprising (1955)
Lt. Camera Elliott
Masterson of Kansas (1955)
Sheriff William Barclay "Bat" Masterson
Robbers' Roost (1955)
Jim Wall, also known as Tex
The Lone Gun (1954)
Cruze
Battle of Rogue River (1954)
Maj. Frank Archer
Fort Ti (1953)
Capt. Jedediah Horn
Jack McCall, Desperado (1953)
Jack McCall
The Pathfinder (1953)
Pathfinder
Gun Belt (1953)
Billy Ringo
Cripple Creek (1952)
Bret Ivers
Indian Uprising (1952)
Capt. Case McCloud
The Texas Rangers (1951)
Johnny Carver
The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951)
Capt. Renault
Dakota Lil (1950)
Tom Horn, also known as Steve Garrett
Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950)
Davy Crockett
The Iroquois Trail (1950)
Nat "Hawkeye" Cutler
Lulu Belle (1948)
George Davis
The Girl from Manhattan (1948)
Reverend Tom Walker
Belle Starr's Daughter (1948)
Tom Jackson
The Brasher Doubloon (1947)
Philip Marlowe
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Van Damm Smith
China Girl (1943)
Johnny Williams
Coney Island (1943)
Eddie Johnson
Bomber's Moon (1943)
Capt. Jeff Dakin
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)
[Joe] Dawson
Orchestra Wives (1942)
Bill Abbott
Roxie Hart (1942)
Homer Howard
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941)
Lank Garrett
Cadet Girl (1941)
Tex Mallory
Accent on Love (1941)
John Worth Hyndman [also known as John Worthymer]
Riders of the Purple Sage (1941)
Jim Lassiter
Last of the Duanes (1941)
Buck Duane
Star Dust (1940)
Ronnie
Young People (1940)
Mike Shea
Jennie (1940)
Franz [Schermer]
Charter Pilot (1940)
Charlie Crane
Hi-Yo Silver (1940)
Jim Clark
The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939)
Tommy Bates
Shine on Harvest Moon (1938)
Cowboy
Gold Mine in the Sky (1938)
Come On, Rangers (1938)
Ranger

Writer (Feature Film)

Samar (1962)
Story-Screenplay
The Steel Claw (1961)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Samar (1962)
Producer
The Steel Claw (1961)
Producer
Black Patch (1957)
Producer

Cast (Special)

Dinah Shore (1998)
Gene Autry: The Singing Cowboy (1993)

Life Events

1991

Exhibit "George Montgomery: Actor, Artist, Collector" opened at Griffith Park's Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum in Los Angeles

Videos

Movie Clip

Masterson Of Kansas (1954) - No Peace In Dodge City Dense and informative (not-credited) narration from the story and screenplay by the prolific Douglas Heyes, introducing George Montgomery in the title role (Donald Murphy as pal Virgil Earp) and James Griffith locked-in as Doc Holliday, provoked by Gregg Martell, in the Columbia Technicolor Wester Masterson Of Kansas, 1954, directed by William Castle.
Masterson Of Kansas (1954) - Hard, Fast Or Dead Exiting court in Dodge City, title character George Montgomery hears from good-guy rancher Merrick (John Maxwell), friend to the local Indians who’s just been railroaded for murder, who’s taken to jail by Wyatt Earp (Bruce Cowling), then clashes with Merrick’s daughter Amy (Nancy Gates), in Masterson Of Kansas, 1954.
Masterson Of Kansas (1954) - The Laws Of The White Man More rapid plot progress, George Montgomery as the title-role sheriff of Dodge City confronts Jay Silverheels as neighboring chief Yellow Hawk, reluctant to hand over falsely-accused rancher and “Peacemaker” Merrick (John Maxwell), whose schoolteacher daughter Amy (Nancy Gates) offers support in jail, early in Masterson Of Kansas, 1954.
Masterson Of Kansas (1954) - I'm Curiously Unmoved Title character George Montgomery, seeking info about villain Bennett, has made momentary peace with ailing gambler and gunfighter Doc Holliday (James Griffith), to whom Bennett owes big money, aiming to clear framed rancher Merrick, whose dazzling daughter (Nancy Gates) soon appears, hoping to prevent his hanging, in Masterson Of Kansas, 1954.
Watusi (1959) - She Wasn't As Lucky Having found a murdered German missionary, and deduced that he had a female companion, Quartermain (George Montgomery) and Cobb (David Farrar) find that the exceptionally stereotyped African “savages” are planning evil acts against Erica (Tania Elg), in MGM’s Watusi, 1959.
Watusi (1959) - Cheated The Vultures Quartermain (George Montgomery as the son of the better-known original explorer, in this sequel), with rescued missionary Erica (Tania Elg) and crusty companion Cobb (David Farrar) survive a stampede, using some footage from MGM’s original King Solomon’s Mines, 1950, in Watusi, 1959.
Watusi (1959) - I Thought You Were A Greenhorn From the opening establishing “Africa, 1919,” with George Montgomery hiking through the savannah, he meets Mohamet (Dan Seymour), then Cobb (David Farrar) and Jim-Jim (Robert Goodwin), and finally introduces himself, in MGM’s semi-sequel to King Solomon’s Mines, 1950, Watusi, 1959.

Family

Melissa Montgomery Hime
Daughter
Born in January 1948; mother, Dinah Shore.

Companions

Dinah Shore
Wife
Singer, actor. Married in 1943; divorced in 1960.
Ann Lindberg
Companion
Survived him.

Bibliography

"The Years of George Montgomery"
George Montgomery (1981)