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Montgomery Clift Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

Montgomery Clift Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9½ in
Weight 64 kg
Date of Birth October 17, 1920
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death July 23, 1966

Montgomery Clift was an American actor whose stellar performance in such movies as Red River (1948), The Search (1948), A Place in the Sun (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953), etc. made him one of the most sought-after Hollywood actors of the 1950s. Unfortunately, a near-fatal car accident halted his meteoric rise in Hollywood. Nevertheless, he continued his movie career and gave acclaimed performances in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), The Misfits (1961), Freud: The Secret Passion (1962), etc.

Born Name

Edward Montgomery Clift

Nick Name


Montgomery Clift as seen in 1948
Montgomery Clift as seen in 1948 (Studio Publicity / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on October 17, 1920.


He passed away on July 23, 1966, from a heart attack that was caused by occlusive coronary artery disease in New York City. He was 45 years old at that time.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Omaha, Nebraska, United States







  • Father – William Brooks Clift (1886-1964)
  • Mother – Ethel Anderson Fogg (1888-1988)
  • Siblings – William Brooks Clift, Jr. (Older Brother) (1919-1986), Roberta ‘Ethel’ Clift (Older Twin Sister) (1920-2014)




5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm


64 kg or 141 lbs

Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse

Montgomery Clift had dated –

  1. Paul Newman – RUMOR
  2. Sal Mineo
  3. Marlon Brando 
  4. Arnold Saint Subber
  5. Maurice Leonard 
  6. Libby Holman 
  7. William LeMassena 
  8. Jack Larson
  9. Henry Willson 
  10. Elizabeth Taylor – RUMOR
  11. Phyllis Thaxter  
  12. Jerome Robbins 
  13. Judy Balaban 
  14. Roddy McDowell 
  15. Truman Capote 
  16. James Jones 
  17. Lehman Engel 
  18. Donald Windham 
  19. Sandy Campbell
  20. Farley Granger
Montgomery Clift seen with Lois Hall in a promotional photograph for the Broadway production of Dame Nature
Montgomery Clift seen with Lois Hall in a promotional photograph for the Broadway production of Dame Nature (Vandamm Studio / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had English, German, Dutch, Welsh, Irish, French, distant Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.

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Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


However, he was considered ‘Bisexual’ by many due to his romantic relationships with women. But, it seemed he only pursued them to maintain his public image.

Distinctive Features

Handsome looks

Montgomery Clift seen during the premiere of A Place in the Sun in 1951
Montgomery Clift seen during the premiere of A Place in the Sun in 1951 (Premiere Video / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Montgomery Clift Facts

  1. He was considered one of Hollywood’s original method actors along with Marlon Brando and James Dean.
  2. Clift was among the few actors who received a ‘Best Actor’ Oscar nomination for their debut film performance, which he earned for The Search (1948). Other actors who achieved the same feat are Orson Welles, James Dean, Lawrence Tibbett, Paul Muni, and Alan Arkin.
  3. He has been referenced in the songs Monty Got a Raw Deal (1992) by R.E.M., The Right Profile (1979) by The Clash, etc.
  4. On May 12, 1956, Clift was involved in an almost-fatal car crash after leaving a dinner party at Elizabeth Taylor’s house. He apparently fell asleep behind the wheel and veered off one of the twisting hairpin turns, crashing badly into a telephone pole and the surrounding cliffside. He was found conscious yet bleeding by Taylor, who pulled out a hanging tooth from his tongue as it was cutting off his oxygen.
  5. He sustained multiple injuries including a concussion, broken nose, broken jaw, fractured cheekbones, and fractured sinuses, in addition to numerous facial lacerations. Furthermore, he underwent extensive plastic surgery, which altered his appearance significantly.
  6. Soon after, Clift began heavily abusing alcohol and pills for pain relief to the extent that the acting teacher Robert Lewis described his post-accident career as the ‘longest suicide in Hollywood history’.
  7. The blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe once described him as “the only person I know who is in worse shape than I am”.
  8. After his accident and surgery, Clift could only be filmed from the right side of his face as his left side was almost completely immobile.

Featured Image by Studio Publicity / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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  1. Roberta Clift was born October 16, 1920.
    Montgomery Clift was born October 17, 1920.
    Roberta was a day older than Montgomery


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