R. G. Armstrong
|R. G. Armstrong|
Armstrong (top left) in No Name on the Bullet trailer, 1959
|Born||Robert Golden Armstrong, Jr.
April 7, 1917
Pleasant Grove, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||July 27, 2012
Studio City, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Natural causes|
|Residence||Studio City, California|
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
|Years active||1954 – 2001|
|Home town||Birmingham, Alabama|
(1952 – 1972; divorced),
Susan M. Guthrie
(1973 – 1976; divorced),
(1993 – 2003; her death)
Robert Golden "R. G." Armstrong, Jr. (April 7, 1917 – July 27, 2012) was an American movie, stage, television actor, and playwright.
Biography[change | change source]
Early life[change | change source]
Armstrong was born on April 7, 1917 in Pleasant Grove, Alabama and raised in on a small farm near Birmingham, Alabama. Armstrong was educated at Howard College and went to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with late actor John Forsythe and late actor and friend Andy Griffith. After graduated he the Actors' Studio.
Career[change | change source]
Armstrong's career began in 1959 when he starred in the movie The Fugitive Kind and later appeared in other movies like; El Dorado, Race with the Devil, The Car, Dick Tracy, Predator, and his final movie Purgatory.
Personal life[change | change source]
Armstrong was married to Ann Neale from 1952 until they divorced in 1972, they had four children. Later he married Susan M. Guthrie from 1973 until they divorced in 1976. Lastly he married Mary Craven from 1993 until she died in 2003.
Death[change | change source]
Armstrong died on July 27, 2012 in his home in Studio City, California from natural causes. He was 95. he is survived by his four children from his first marriage. 
Movies[change | change source]
- The Fugitive Kind (1959)
- Ride the High Counrty (1962)
- Major Dundee (1965)
- El Dorado (1966)
- The Great White Hope (1970)
- The Ballard of Cable Hogue (1970)
- J. W. Coop (1972)
- The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
- Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
- My Name is Nobody (1973)
- White Lightning (1973)
- White Line Fever (1975)
- Race with the Devil (1975)
- Stay Hungry (1976)
- The Car (1977)
- Heavan Can Wait (1978)
- The Time Machine (1978)
- Fast Charlie...the Moonbeam Rider (1979)
- Reds (1981)
- Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
- Children of the Corn (1984)
- The Best of Times (1986)
- Red Headed Stranger (1986)
- Predator (1987)
- Jocks (1987)
- Dick Tracy (1990)
- Purgatory (1990)
References[change | change source]
- "New York Times". R. G. Armstrong, Character Actor in Westerns, Dies at 95. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/arts/television/r-g-armstrong-character-actor-in-westerns-dies-at-95.htm. Retrieved 2012-07-31.