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Robert Douglass Montgomery

Also Known As: "Kent Douglas"
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Death: July 23, 1966 (58)
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
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About Douglas Montgomery

Robert Douglass Montgomery (also credited as Kent Douglass; October 29, 1909[1] – July 23, 1966) was an American film actor. The son of Chester Montgomery, a jeweler, Montgomery graduated from Los Angeles High School Montgomery used the stage name Douglass Montgomery when he started acting in New York. He often appeared as a ruggedly handsome, if slightly naive, fair-haired young man.

He gained early acting experience at the Pasadena Community Playhouse.[1]

The film component of his career began at MGM in 1930, playing the second male lead in films such as "Paid" and "Five and Dime". When he signed his contract at the studio his name was changed to Kent Douglass, to avoid confusion with that studio's star Robert Montgomery.[2] Upon leaving MGM in 1932, he changed it back to Douglass Montgomery.

Among his most celebrated roles was Laurie in Little Women (1933), opposite Katharine Hepburn's Jo March. He also played Johnny Hollis ("Johnny-in-the-Clouds") in The Way to the Stars (1945).

After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, Montgomery moved to Great Britain and made films there. He later returned to the U.S. and appeared in a number of television shows.

Paid (1930) UK title: Within the Law as Bob Gilder

Daybreak (1931) as Von Lear

Five and Ten (1931) as Avery Rarick

Waterloo Bridge (1931) as Roy Cronin (credited as Kent Douglass)

A House Divided (1931) as Matt Law

Little Women (1933) as Theodore "Laurie" Laurence

Eight Girls in a Boat (1934) as David Perrin

Little Man, What Now? (1934) as Hans Pinneberg

Music in the Air (1934) as Karl Roder

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) as Neville Landless

Lady Tubbs (1935) as Phil Ash-Orcutt

Harmony Lane (1935) as Stephen Foster

Everything Is Thunder (1936) as Hugh McGrath

Tropical Trouble (1936) as George Masterman

Life Begins With Love (1937) as William Addington Drake IV

Counsel for Crime (1937) as Paul Maddox

The Cat and the Canary (1939) as Charlie Wilder

The Way to the Stars UK (1945) (US title Johnny in the Clouds)

Woman to Woman UK (1947) as David Anson

Fatal Symphony Italy (1947) (When in Rome) as John Savage

Forbidden UK (1949) as Jim Harding

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October 29, 1907
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
July 23, 1966
Age 58
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States