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Eliza Blue

Clift was bi-sexual, not Gay. He loved women and was with women in close intimate relationships. He yearned for a family and children. He wanted a family of his own.

Ronald James Rigney

I loved Montgomery Cliff in the Howard Hawks film Red River Which also starred John Wayne in 1948.This was the first movie that I was privileged to see. I guess I must have seen this movie at least 25 times over the years and still enjoy it today.Ronald

maria ferrell

A person Like Montgomery Cliff deserves our compassion. He seemed to struggle with his identity and just the fact that he was insecure shows his emotional suffering. He was an excellent actor, and most convincing in every role he played, from the beginning of his career. Two of his movies stand out; 'A Place In The Sun,' and 'The Heiress." He came across on the screen as very humble. Though I do not condone gay/lesbian/bi-sexual beings of life, it is none of our business and because he was so tormented, he deserves for us to give him the benefit of the doubt. My heart goes out to all people who struggle with what he experienced in life. I hope he is resting in eternal peace.


Eliza Blue - I certainly am aware there are bisexual people, but many supposedly bisexual people simply do not want the homosexual label. If Clift would risk his career and health way back in the 1940s & 50's when it totally taboo and illegal to boot to have homosexual encounters, I'd say he was probably homosexual. Wanting a family does not mean you're bisexual either. I love kids and if it wasn't for so many health problems, I would have adopted them long ago. But I have no desire to be sexual or emotionally attached (in marriage) to a woman. Just for reference - I met a very handsome Gay minister with kids. I asked him how that happened. He said a girl "serviced" him and it felt good, it was 40 years ago - he pushed his Gay feelings in the corner. Eventually he had to admit to her and himself he was Gay. Or mostly so. I realize this situation isn't every case, but a great great many.


Cliffs sexual preference is NO. ONES business!! He was a great actor!!

Steve From Area 51

Terry - Movies, movie stars and gossip go together like bacon & eggs. It just goes with the territory.

Lori Briley Tindall

Regardless of his sexual orientation, Montgomery Clift was a gifted actor who had an amazing ability to channel his characters in an authentic, believable way that made you like them. Even in 'A Place In The Sun'; in which his character performs a horrible and unthinkable deed for admittedly selfish reasons, he still comes across as sympathetic and likable. There aren't many actors who could pull that off, past or present. The fact that MC was raised by a staunch conservative father who showed no love, compassion or empathy for his son; he was physically and verbally abusive to Montgomery and treated him with disdain, is most likely the source of his insecurities and mental health issues, as opposed to his sexuality. Montgomery Clift was remarkable as an actor and that should be his legacy. RIP MC, thank you for sharing your awesome talent of channeling the regular guy onto the silver screen, thank you for entertaining us with us your talent.

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