Monday, August 27, 2012


BORN TODAY: George Montgomery (1916 - 2000)

The tall, chiselled George Montgomery was an actor for whom the expression 'ruggedly handsome' seemed to be invented. Starring in over eighty films, he was mostly cast as sidekick in numerous westerns. The more prominent titles from the long list of his movies include The Lone Ranger (1938), China Girl (1942), Orchestra Wives (1942), Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950) and Battle of the Bulge (1965). He almost always did his own stunts, as he had started out as a stuntman before becoming an actor.

George was also an accomplished artist, creating many sculptures of his famous collegues, as well as being a talented cabinet- and furniture maker, resulting in a lasting business that he ran for over forty years. Later he even branched out into home design and building.

He was married to Dinah Shore in the years 1943 to 1963.
Below is an entertaining video in which George Montgomery and Dinah Shore appear as the Mystery Guests on What's My Line?

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