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Cliff Robertson

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Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film PT 109, and won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly. On television, he portrayed retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the 1976 adaptation of Aldrin's autobiographic Return to Earth, played a fictional character based on Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms in the 1977 adaptation of John Ehrlichman's Watergate novel The Company, and portrayed Henry Ford in the 1987 Ford: The Man and the Machine. His last well-known film appearances were in 2002 through 2007 as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man film trilogy.

Fact file

  • Born: Clifford Parker Robertson III September 9, 1923 La Jolla, California, U.S.
  • Died: September 10, 2011 (aged 88) Stony Brook, New York, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Natural causes
  • Resting place: Cremated
  • Residence: Water Mill, New York, U.S.
  • Education: La Jolla High School
  • Alma mater: Antioch College
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1943–2007
  • Spouse(s): Cynthia Stone (m.1957-1959; divorced; 1 daughter, 1 stepson) Dina Merrill (m.1966-1989, divorced; 1 daughter, 3 stepchildren)
  • Website: www.cliffrobertson.info

Read more about Cliff Robertson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2017-05-23 04:48:50
Dina Merrill, a beautiful, blonde actress with an aristocratic bearing known as much for her wealthy origins, philanthropy and marriage to actor Cliff Robertson as for her work in film and television, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y. She was 93. Her son, Stanley H. Rumbough, ...

Carol Burnett returns to Broadway, happily
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-10-10 12:41:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Burnett doesn't want to brag, but she's done it with a lot of famous guys. Her first time was with Leslie Nielsen, then Tony Roberts. She did it twice with Charlton Heston, twice with Cliff Robertson, once with Tom Selleck, and once with John Cleese.

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Hollywood Reporter, 2014-06-18 04:46:54
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