He played the function of Teacher Harold Hill in The Music Guy. His Oscar-nominated function as Toddy in Victor Victoria brought him substantial fame. His true name was Robert Preston Meservey, but he was informed by film studios to look at a stage name. He give up college at ahe 16 to become listed on a traveling stars’ firm. He wedded Catherine Craig in 1940 plus they remained jointly until his loss of life. Julie Andrews and he had been both in the film Victor Victoria.