R. G. Armstrong

Robert Golden Armstrong ( usually short RG Armstrong, born April 7, 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama; † July 27, 2012 in Studio City, Los Angeles ) was an American television, film and theater actor.


Armstrong, who came from a religious fundamentalist family and according to the wishes of the mother actually priests should have been, gained his first experience as an actor in theater while studying at the University of North Carolina. He also wrote his own pieces. After completing his studies, he went to New York and played on Broadway, including very successful in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He had in 1954 in Garden of Eden His first film role. After Armstrong appeared in about 80 movies and television films and had just as many guest appearances on television series, most recently in MillenniuM. The director Sam Peckinpah cast him since the 1960s, often in his films. His most famous film role as " Sheriff Bob Ollinger " in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid resulted from this collaboration. At the beginning of the new millennium Armstrong still playing in off- Broadway plays, but ended due to progressive blindness of his career.

RG Armstrong was married three times: from his first marriage to Ann Neale four common children were born. His second marriage to Susan Guthrie held from 1973 to 1976. In 1993 he eventually married Mary Craven, with whom he remained married until her death in 2004.


  • 2003: Prize for his life's work on the Fright hard

Filmography (selection)