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  • Robert Preston

    Born on June 8, 1918 in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts

awards & nominations

Victor/Victoria (1982)

Robert Preston as "Carroll 'Toddy' Todd"

Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews), a down-and-out British soprano, struggles to find work in the nightclubs of 1930s Paris. While trying to scam a free meal, Grant meets cabaret performer Toddy (Robert Preston), who comes up with an idea that will change everything. Acting as her manager, Toddy bills Grant as a male female impersonator. When the nightclubs eat it up, the duo makes it big -- even a Chicago mobster (James Garner) is enamored with Grant. But keeping the truth a secret is no easy task.

Academy Award (1982) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1982) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Music Man (1962)

Robert Preston as "Harold Hill"

When Harold Hill (Robert Preston), a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones) suspects Harold is a fraud, but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop (Ronny Howard), is excited about the band. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town.

Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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