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Robert Preston

Name in Native Language: "Robert Preston Meservey" (English/EN)
Actor | * 06/08/1918 († 68, 03/21/1987) | Newton Highlands, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Robert Preston Meservey (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987) was an American stage and film actor and singer of Broadway and cinema, best known for his collaboration with composer Meredith Willson and originating the role of Professor Harold Hill in the 1957 musical The Music Man and the 1962 film adaptation; the film earned him his first of two Golden Globe Award nominations. Preston collaborated twice with filmmaker Blake Edwards, first in S.O.B. (1981) and again in Victor/Victoria (1982). For portraying Carroll "Toddy" Todd in the latter, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 55th Academy Awards. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Western

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Awards & Nominations for Robert Preston

2x Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical

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Movies with Robert Preston as Actor(58)

as Himself (archive footage)2015 Chita Rivera: A Lot Of Livin' To Do
2009 Endgame
as Harold Hill (segment "The Music Man")2003 Broadway's Lost Treasures
as Dennis Riordan1986 Outrage!
as Mike Finnigan1985 Finnegan Begin Again
as Centauri1984 The Last Starfighter
as Ben Sunday1983 September Gun
as Carroll 'Toddy' Todd1982 Victor/Victoria
as Alex Dennison1982 Rehearsal for Murder
as Dr. Irving Finegarten1981 S.O.B.
as Big Ed Bookman1977 Semi-Tough
as Tom Lindholm Sr.1975 My Father's House
as Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside1974 Mame
as Joseph Dobbs1972 Child's Play
as Ace Bonner1972 Junior Bonner
as Jay Follet1963 All the Way Home
as Steve Blair1963 Island of Love
as Roger Morgan1962 How the West Was Won
as Harold Hill1962 The Music Man
as Narrator (voice)1956 Sentinels in the Air
as Ben Wagner1955 Crime in the Streets
as Frank Marston1955 The Last Frontier
as Jack Potter1952 Face to Face
as Father Reed1951 When I Grow Up
as Joe Walter1951 My Outlaw Brother
as Matthew Fowler1951 Best of the Badmen
as John Graham1951 Cloudburst
as James Cloud ('Kid Wichita')1950 The Sundowners
as David Boothe1949 The Lady Gambles
as Brad Brady1949 Tulsa
as Tate Riling1948 Blood on the Moon
as Murray Sinclair1948 Whispering Smith
as Rev. Philip Y. Andrews1948 Big City
as Jim Davis1947 Wild Harvest
as Francis Macomber1947 The Macomber Affair
as himself1947 Variety Girl
as Capt. Nick Stanton1943 Night Plane from Chungking
as himself1943 Wings Up
as Dan Cutler1942 Reap the Wild Wind
as Pvt. Joe Doyle1942 Wake Island
as Det. Michael Crane1942 This Gun for Hire
as Robert Preston (uncredited)1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
as Steve Lewis1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
as Paul Bryson, Jr.1941 New York Town
as Donald Morse1941 Parachute Battalion
as Steve Van Ruyle1941 The Night of January 16th
as Robert Draper1941 Pacific Blackout
as Ronnie Logan1940 North West Mounted Police
as Johnny Potter1940 Typhoon
as Chuck Lane1940 Moon Over Burma
as Digby Geste1939 Beau Geste
as Dick Allen1939 Union Pacific
as Bradley Kent1939 Disbarred
as Charles Bent Martin1938 Illegal Traffic
as Robert MacArthur1938 King of Alcatraz

TV Shows/Series with Robert Preston as Actor(9)

Full Name: Robert Preston
Born: Saturday, 06/08 1918 (June) in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 03/21 1987 (March) in Montecito (aged: 68)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Abraham Lincoln High School
Spouses (current/former): Catherine Craig
Other names for Robert Preston (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Robert Preston Meservey"
Robert Preston frequently works together with these people:
Hans Dreier (15x, Crew)
Cecil B. DeMille (10x, Crew)
Edith Head (9x, Crew)
Chuck Hamilton (8x, Actor)
Thomas Mitchell (7x, Actor)
Blake Edwards (7x, Crew)
Teresa Wright (7x, Actress)
June Lockhart (7x, Actress)
Lynne Overman (6x, Actor)
Leo Shuken (6x, Crew)
John Newland (6x, Crew)
Alan Le May (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1439817, Added: 09/05/2019, Last updated: 06/30/2022