Robert Preston

Actor
Dynamic musical comedy star from the stage who began his career in entertainment appearing in rugged film melodramas (e. g., the unjustly neglected B-film, "King of Alcatraz" 1938) and occasional lighter fare in the ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1918 in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (52)

Terra Nova 2011 (Tv Show)

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Outrage! 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Finnegan Begin Again 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Circus of the Stars 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The 38th Annual Tony Awards 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Last Starfighter 1984 (Movie)

Centauri (Actor)

Victor/Victoria 1982 (Movie)

Carroll Todd-- (Actor)

S.O.B. 1981 (Movie)

Irving Finegarten (Actor)

The Chisholms 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Semi-Tough 1977 (Movie)

Ed Bookman (Actor)

Happy Endings 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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My Father's House 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Mame 1974 (Movie)

Beauregard (Actor)

Child's Play 1972 (Movie)

Joseph Dobbs (Actor)

Junior Bonner 1972 (Movie)

Father Bonner (Actor)

All the Way Home 1963 (Movie)

Jay Follet (Actor)

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

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How the West Was Won 1962 (Movie)

Roger Morgan (Actor)

Island of Love 1962 (Movie)

Steve Blair (Actor)

The Music Man 1961 (Movie)

Harold Hill (Actor)

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs 1960 (Movie)

Rubin (Actor)

The Lux Video Theater 1950 - 1960 (TV Show)

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The Man Against Crime 1949 - 1956 (TV Show)

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The Last Frontier 1955 (Movie)

Colonel Frank Marston (Actor)

Face to Face 1952 (Movie)

("The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky") (Actor)

Blood on the Moon 1948 (Movie)

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Variety Girl 1947 (Movie)

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Reap the Wild Wind 1941 (Movie)

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This Gun For Hire 1941 (Movie)

Michael Crane (Actor)

The Lady From Cheyenne 1940 (Movie)

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Moon Over Burma 1939 (Movie)

Chuck Lane (Actor)

Beau Geste 1938 (Movie)

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Union Pacific 1938 (Movie)

Dick Allen (Actor)

King of Alcatraz 1937 (Movie)

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Best of the Badmen (Movie)

Matthew Fowler (Actor)

Climax! (TV Show)

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Going Hollywood (Movie)

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Illegal Traffic (Movie)

Bent Martin (Actor)

My Outlaw Brother (Movie)

Joe Warnder (Actor)

Northwest Mounted Police (Movie)

Constable Ronnie Logan (Actor)

Parachute Battalion (Movie)

Donald Morse (Actor)

Rehearsal For Murder (TV Show)

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September Gun (TV Show)

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The Big City (Movie)

Rev. Phillip A. Andrews (Actor)

The Chisholms (TV Show)

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The Lady Gambles (Movie)

David Boothe (Actor)

The Macomber Affair (Movie)

Francis Macomber (Actor)

Tulsa (Movie)

Brad Brady (Actor)

Wake Island (Movie)

Joe Doyle (Actor)

When I Grow Up (TV Show)

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Whispering Smith (Movie)

Murray Sinclaire (Actor)

Biography

Dynamic musical comedy star from the stage who began his career in entertainment appearing in rugged film melodramas (e. g., the unjustly neglected B-film, "King of Alcatraz" 1938) and occasional lighter fare in the late 1930s. His promising early appearances in the Cecil B. DeMille epics "Union Pacific" (1939), "Northwest Mounted Police" (1940) and "Reap the Wild Wind" (1942) did not, however, spell major stardom with the interruption of WWII. When he returned Preston did enjoy good roles in "The Macomber Affair" (1947) and "Tulsa" (1949), but it took a lengthy sojourn on the stage, in which he surprised many with his aptitude for musical comedy, for him to become a major star.

Relationships

Catherine Feltus

Wife

EDUCATION

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena , California

Milestones

1984

Last screen appearance, "The Last Starfighter"

1982

Last featured leading role in a film, "Victor/Victoria"

1974

Portrayed Mack in Broadway "Mack and Mabel"

1962

Lead role in feature, "The Music Man"

1958

Stage breakthrough with star role in "The Music Man"

1938

Debut feature acting role, "King of Alcatraz"

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