Robert Preston’s Death – What Happened?

Robert Preston Death

The movie actor Robert Preston passed away at age 68, respectable.

Biography - A Short Wiki

He played the role of Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man. His Oscar-nominated role as Toddy in Victor Victoria brought him massive fame.

His real name was Robert Preston Meservey, but he was told by movie studios to adopt a stage name.

He quit school at ahe 16 to join a traveling actors’ company.

How did Robert Preston die?

Lung Cancer caused Robert Preston's death in 1987.

Robert Preston, an American actor best known for his portrayal of a brassy, breezy, fast-talking and warmhearted confidence man from Gary, Ind., Prof. Harold Hill, in ”The Music Man,” died of lung cancer Saturday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 68 years old and lived in Montecito, Calif.

Information about the death of Robert Preston
Cause of deathLung Cancer
Age of death68 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
BirthdayJune 8, 1918
Death dateMarch 21, 1987
Place of deathMontecito, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Acting is all I've ever done, and I've nothing else to make comparisons with when anyone asks me whether I've ever wanted anything else out of life. It's given me enough satisfaction so that I haven't wanted or had to look for anything else."

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"I always used to be the villain or the comic butt of some show."

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"I've done my best to avoid B pictures."

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"Isn't it odd that you have to keep proving you're alive?"

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"I played ball for the Hollywood Blues of the Pacific Coast League, and I thought I was going to be a major leaguer. But I was the only one who seemed to think so."

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