Preston, Robert

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Robert Preston
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Preston, Robert Gender: M
Meservey, Robert Preston
born on 8 June 1918 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Needham Heights MA, USA, 42n18, 71w14
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°02' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°45 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 10°30'


American actor who never fit into type casting. A versatile, delightful young man who signed with Paramount at the age of 19, he became a respected professional with well over 45 films through-out his working career,

His films include the lead role in "Music Man" in 1951, up to "Victor/Victoria" in 1982, for which he received an Oscar nomination. His true love continued to be performing on the stage.

Preston married actress Catherine Craig in 1946 and they lived on a Connecticut estate when he was not working in Hollywood and New York. He died of lung cancer 3/21/1987, Santa Barbara, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Marc Penfield quotes correspondence with a family member, MH 7/1981, Pt confirms date from birth certificate but no time is recorded.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Screen name)