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Robert Armstrong
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    (November 20, 1890-April 20, 1973)
    Best known as Carl Denham in 'King Kong (1933)' and 'Son of Kong (1933)'
    Acted in 'A Girl in Every Port (1928),' 'The Lost Squadron (1932),' 'The Night Hawk (1938),' 'Man of Conquest (1939),' 'The Fugitive (1947),' 'Mighty Joe Young (1949)' and 'Johnny Cool (1963)'
    He married three times.
    Some considered him a very stiff and dry performer.
    He dropped out of college just months shy of graduation.
    He was typecast in giant ape movies.
    In the '50s, he got stuck in police roles on TV.
    He served in World War I.
    He, at different times, played an American officer, a Nazi, and a Japanese general.
    When he came on 'The Red Skelton Show,' Red asked him: 'Say, did you ever get that monkey off that building?'
    He died one day before 'King Kong' producer Merian Cooper.
    His line from 'Kong' ('It was beauty killed the beast') ranked in the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest film quotes.

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