Robert Montgomery
Director
 Now that Robert Montgomery has returned to Broadway
as a legitimate stage director, it can be said with complete
honesty that he has run the gamut in the entertainment
world. Before Hollywood discovered him, he had already
played juvenile leads on Broadway as well as in stock and
touring companies. During his reign as the king of
cinemaland's debonair, romantic prototype, in such
successes as "When Ladies Meet," "The Last of Mrs.
Cheyney," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," etc., he broke tradition
and played so unforgettably the psychopathic murderer in
"Night Must Fall." For this he won an Academy Award
nomination. He was nominated for a similar honor for his
portrayal of a heavenly visitor to earth in "Here Comes Mr.
Jordan." Seeking further challenge, he not only starred in
but also directed "Lady in the Lake," a psychological
suspence yarn in which he introduced to movie audiences
the so-called "subjective camera" technique in which the
camera acts as a performer. He assumed the director's
post once again for another film in which he starred, "Ride
the Pink Horse." In 1950, quite aware of a new world to
conquer in the realm of show business, he joined the
National Broadcasting Company as an executive TV
producer, and launched the continuously popular dramatic
series, "Robert Montgomery Presents." Later, he added to
his busy schedule a radio commentary program called "A
Citizen Views the News," which won him a Freedoms
Foundation Award in 1952 for "outstanding contributions
to a better understanding of the American way of life." The
same year among a host of other citations which have
continued to pile up, he received the Gold Medal of the
International Benjamin Franklin Society for "courageous
American citizenship in fighting against Communist
infiltration of the motion picture and radio fields." As
personal consultant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower,
particulary in the area of television and radio, he is an
offical member of the White House staff, with a private
office in the executive mansion. During World War II for his
Pacific exploits, Montgomery was awarded the Naval
Citation, and for  his Normandy activities, the Bronze Star
and French Legion of Honor Medal. Mr. Montgomery,
whose English and Irish ancestors were early settlers in
this country, some of whom fought and died in the
American Revloution, was born in Beacon, New York. He is
the father of Elizabeth Montgomery, leading Broadway and
TV ingenue, and 18-year-old Robert, Jr.
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