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Montgomery, Robert (21 May 1904–27 September 1981), actor, director, and producer, was born Henry Montgomery, Jr., in Beacon, New York, the son of Mary Weed Bernard and Henry Montgomery, vice president of the New York Rubber Company. Montgomery attended private school until his father’s death in 1920, after which he supported the family by laboring in a railroad yard and later on an oil tanker. Montgomery first appeared on stage in New York in September 1924 as a butler in ...

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Moore, Mary Tyler (29 Dec. 1936–25 Jan. 2017), actress and producer in television, film, and theater, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of three children of Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a utilities clerk. Mary’s earliest memories were of performing in order to seek approval from her parents, who were cold and unsupportive. She began taking ballet lessons upon the family’s relocation to Los Angeles in ...