Robert Preston


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American leading man of vast charisma, Robert Preston was the son of a garment worker and a record store clerk and grew up in Los Angeles. He was a trained musician, playing several instruments, and in high school became interested in theatre. He joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, taking classes and appearing in scores of plays alongside such soon-to-be-well-known actors as Dana Andrews, George Reeves, Victor Mature and Don DeFore. Even in the distinguished company of Playhouse veterans like Victor Jory and Samuel S. Hinds, young Preston Meservey--or Pres, as he was always known to intimates--was an acknowledged star in the making. During one play a Paramount scout saw him and he signed a contract with the studio, which renamed him Robert Preston. After several roles in inconsequential films, Preston became a favorite of director Cecil B. DeMille, who cast him in several films but became nevertheless one of the few people Preston actively and publicly disliked. In 1946, after serving in England with the Army Air Corps, Preston married Kay Feltus (aka Catherine Craig), whom he had known in Pasadena. He struggled through numerous unfulfilling roles in the '40s, then relocated to New York and concentrated on theatre. He played many roles on Broadway and in 1957 got the part that would immortalize him in entertainment history: Professor Harold Hill in the musical "The Music Man". He won a Tony Award for the role and repeated it in the film version (The Music Man (1962)). Now a star of the first magnitude, Preston alternated between stage and film, winning another Tony for "I Do, I Do" and appearing to enormous good effect in such films as The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960), All the Way Home (1963) and Junior Bonner (1972). He received an Oscar nomination for his triumphant portrayal of a witty, gay entertainer in Victor Victoria (1982). He died in 1987 from lung cancer, after a career that took him from modest supporting lead to national treasure. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <>

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

Robert Preston on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1972 to 1994. See the full graphs of the number of Robert Preston movies released per year from 1972 till 1994.

Top Genres

Robert Preston works mostly in Comedy Genre followed by Drama Genre flixes. 23% of Robert Preston movies are Comedy Genre movies. See Top Genres that Robert Preston worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Robert Preston has worked on is 6.8.

6.8 / 10

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Victor/Victoria (1982)

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

7.6/10134 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

7/1037 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Rehearsal for Murder (1982)

A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

6.9/1096 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

The Last Starfighter (1984)

Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

6.7/10101 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Child's Play (1972)

At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.

6.2/10100 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Semi-Tough (1977)

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.

5.9/10108 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Following the death of his father, an orphan is sent to live with his free-spirited aunt.

5.9/10132 min

Available in 9 platform(s).