Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery (1904-1981) was a famous actor, director and producer and the first president of the Screen Actors Guild. As an actor he appeared with the biggest cinema stars of his era, including Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Joan Crawford, Helen Hayes Carole Lombard, Bette Davis, and Ingrid Bergman, among others. An early television host, he later criticized the networks and championed public television. Robert Montgomery was the first show-business professional to hold office in the White House, as television coach to President Eisenhower.

Robert Montgomery appears in the following:

Does the Public Get What it Wants? Panel Discussion : [Museum of Modern Art Symposium]

Tuesday, April 25, 1950

Silent screen legend Mary Pickford says current movie stars are exploited by the system. She laments that the glamor of the past has disappeared.


Brotherhood Week

Monday, February 20, 1950

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Grover Whalen presides. Roger W Strauss, Robert Montgomery, Patrice Munsel, and Mayor Impelliterri address the crowd (mostly school children) about the importance of brotherhood. Police Department perform "I am an American ...


Robert Montgomery

Thursday, January 05, 1950

The famous screen actor and director, famous for his witticism, proclaims his "Free Man's Manifesto".

United Negro College Fund Appeal for Aid

Monday, January 01, 1900

Syndicated radio appeals for help heard around the country.