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Robert Armstrong ACTOR


Robert Armstrong was born on November 20th, 1890 in Saginaw, Michigan with the birth name Robert William Armstrong.  He was raised in Seattle and after high School, Armstrong enrolled at the University of Washington with the intent to study law.  However, with the influence of his uncle, Paul Armstrong who was a playwright and producer, he persuaded Armstrong to pursue a career as an actor instead.
He began by working as a stage actor and joined a touring company called, Gleason's company where soon he was being cast in leading roles such as in the stage production of, "Is Zat So?" (1925-1926).
It did not take long for him to grab the attention of a number of Hollywood scouts and soon he was appearing in a number of films such as, "Square Crooks" (1928), "Show Folks" (1928), "Oh, Yeah!" (1929) and "Be Yourself!" (1930).
RKO then took him on in a number of horror adventure films such as, "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932), "King Kong" (1933), "The Son of Kong" (1933), "Blind Adventure" (1933), "Palooka" (1934), "G' Men" (1935), "Man of Conquest" (1939), "My Favorite Spy" (1942), "Blood on the Sun" (1945) and "Mighty Joe Young" (1949).  Throughout his career he would appear in over 160 films.   
Along with the huge number of films he added to his resume he also made several television appearances on such series as, "Studio 57", "Crossroads", "State Trooper", "Wagon Train", "M Squad", "Rawhide", "Lassie" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents".
His professional life was always busy and so was his personal life.  He married a total of four times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Peggy Allenby from 1921 through 1925.  He then married Ethel V. Jones in 1926 and they were together until 1931.  His third time to marry was to Gladys Dubois in 1936 and this marriage only lasted through 1939.  He chose to wed for a fourth time to Claire Louise Frisbe in 1940 and they remained married until he passed away on April 20th, 1973 in Santa Monica, California after suffering from cancer. 


1964 SMW: Night of the Legends
1964 For Those Who Think Young 
1958-1964 Perry Mason
1963 Redigo 
1963 Johnny Cool
1963 77 Sunset Strip
1960-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1961 Lassie
1961 Rawhide 
1958-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo 
1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show 
1961 Laramie 
1960 Lawman
1960 Bronco
1960 The Alaskans 
1960 Sugarfoot 
1960 Riverboat
1960 M Squad 
1959 Colt .45
1959 Wagon Train
1956-1959 State Troope
1959 26 Men
1959 Cimarron City
1958 Trackdown 
1958 Girl with an Itch 
1958 Man with a Camera 
1958 Have Gun - Will Travel 
1958 Climax
1957 The Crooked Circle
1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 
1957 The Adventures of McGraw 
1957 Code 3
1957 The Red Skelton Hour
1957 Dr. Christian
1955-1957 Crossroads
1956 The Peacemaker
1956 Broken Arrow 
1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1956 Zane Grey Theater
1956 Camera Three
1956 Strange Stories
1954-1956 Studio 57
1956 Damon Runyon Theater 
1956 Cheyenne
1955 G.E. True Theater
1955 Double Jeopardy
1955 Las Vegas Shakedown 
1955 Soldiers of Fortune 
1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1954 The Adventures of Falcon
1954 Schlitz Playhouse
1954 The Public Defender
1954 Waterfront
1953 Lux Video Theatre
1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1952 The Pace That Thrills
1950 The First Hundred Years
1950 Destination Big House 
1950 The Silver Theatre 
1950 Captain China
1949 Sons of New Mexico 
1949 Mighty Joe Young 
1949 Streets of San Francisco 
1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary 
1949 The Lucky Stiff 
1948 The Paleface 
1948 Return of the Bad Men 
1947 The Fugitive 
1947 Exposed
1947 Fall Guy
1947 The Sea of Grass 
1946 Criminal Court 
1946 Decoy 
1946 G.I. War Brides 
1946 Blonde Alibi 
1946 Gay Blades 
1945 The Royal Mounted Rides Again
1945 Arson Squad
1945 The Falcon in San Francisco 
1945 Gangs of the Waterfront 
1945 Blood on the Sun
1944 Belle of the Yukon
1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War 
1944 The Navy Way 
1944 Action in Arabia 
1943 Around the World 
1943 The Mad Ghoul 
1943 The Kansan 
1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets
1943 Wings Over the Pacific 
1943 The Fighting Engineers
1942 Baby Face Morgan 
1942 Let's Get Tough!
1942 It Happened in Flatbush
1942 My Favorite Spy
1942 Gang Busters
1941 Dive Bomber
1941 Citadel of Crime
1941 Sky Raiders
1941 Mr. Dynamite 
1940 San Francisco Docks
1940 Meet the Fleet 
1940 Behind the News
1940 The Bride Wore Crutches 
1940 Service with the Colors
1940 Enemy Agent 
1940 Forgotten Girls 
1940 Framed 
1939 Call a Messenger 
1939 The Roaring Twenties
1939 Flight at Midnight
1939 Winter Carnival 
1939 Unmarried
1939 Man of Conquest 
1939 The Flying Irishman 

Matinee Classics - Gang Busters starring Kent Taylor, Irene Hervey, Ralph Morgan, Robert Armstrong, Richard Davies, Joseph Crehan, George Watts, Ralf Harolde, John Gallaudet and William Haade
Matinee Classics - Sky Raiders starring Donald Woods, Billy Halop, Robert Armstrong, Edward Ciannelli, Kathryn Adams, Jacqueline Dalya, Reed Hadley, Irving Mitchell, John Holland and Bill Cody Jr.
Matinee Classics - Sons of New Mexico starring Gene Autry, Gail Davis, Champion, Robert Armstrong, Dick Jones, Frankie Darro, Irving Bacon and Clayton Moore
Matinee Classics - Baby Face Morgan starring Mary Carlisle, Richard Cromwell and Robert Armstrong
Matinee Classics - The Sea of Grass starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas, Phyllis Thaxter, Edgar Buchanan, Ruth Nelson, William 'Bill' Phillips, Robert Armstrong, James Bell, Robert Barrat, Charles Trowbridge, Russell Hicks and Trevor Bardette
Matinee Classics - King Kong starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Sam Hardy and Noble Johnson
Matinee Classics - Mighty Joe Young starring Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Frank McHugh, Douglas Fowley, Denis Green, Paul Guilfoyle, Nestor Paiva, Regis Toomey, Lora Lee Michel and Paul Stader
Matinee Classics - Palooka starring Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, Stu Erwin, Marjorie Rambeau, Robert Armstrong, Mary Carlisle, William Cagney, Thelma Todd, Franklyn Ardell, Tom Dugan, Louise Beavers and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Matinee Classics - The Son of Kong starring Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston, Victor Wong and Ed Brady
Matinee Classics - The Son of Kong starring Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston, Victor Wong and Ed Brady

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