Douglass Montgomery

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Douglass Montgomery
Douglass Montgomery in Little Women trailer.jpg
from the trailer for the film Little Women (1933)
Born (1907-10-29)October 29, 1907
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died July 23, 1966(1966-07-23) (aged 58)
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
Years active 1930-1957
Spouse(s) Kay Young (1952-1966) (his death)

Robert Douglass Montgomery (October 29, 1907 – July 23, 1966) was an American film actor.


Son of a jeweler, he used the stage name of Douglass Montgomery when he first acted on stage in New York. He appeared as a ruggedly handsome fair-haired man, often slightly naive. He started his career in Hollywood, often playing the second male lead. Montgomery moved to Britain in the 1940s and made films there.

Among his most celebrated roles were Laurie in Little Women (1933), opposite Katharine Hepburn's Jo March. He also played the Johnny Hollis ("Johnny-in-the-Clouds") in The Way to the Stars (1945).

Montgomery returned to the USA and appeared in a number of TV shows.

Personal life[edit]

Douglass Montgomery married British actress Kay Young (Kathleen Tamar Young) on 14 March 1952 at Bethlehem Federated Church in Bethlehem, Connecticut.[1] He was her second husband. Young had divorced film actor Michael Wilding the year before she wed Montgomery.[2] (Wilding also remarried in 1952, to Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor.)[3] Young and Montgomery remained married until his death.


Douglass Montgomery died of spinal cancer in Norwalk, Connecticut, aged 58, on July 23, 1966.


Television appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Wildings & Thurleys, Cantophers & McConnells, "Hatches, Matches & Dispatches only," Person page 28, accessed 18 January 2010
  2. ^ Ibid., Person page 46 accessed 18 January 2010
  3. ^ Ibid., Person page 44, accessed 18 January 2010

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