Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cliff Robertson (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011).

Cliff Robertson (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011), began his acting career performing in a bit part in the film,  Mr. Roberts (1950) in Boston. Robertson played a future President of the United States in PT 109 (chosen personally by John F. Kennedy to portray the then-Lt. Kennedy) and a presidential candidate in, The Best Man (1964). Later came Charly (an adaptation of Flowers for Algernon for which he won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor).

Other wonderful Cliff Robertson films include: Picnic (1955), Autumn Leaves (1956), Gidget (1959), Sunday in New York (1963), Devil's Brigade (1968), Too Late the Hero (1970), J. W. Coop (1972), Three Days of the Condor (1975), Obsession (1976), Star 80 (1983) and Malone (1987). Later in life he performed as Uncle Ben Parker in, Spider-Man (2002), as well as in the sequels Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).

Robertson, for ten years was a national TV spokesman for AT and T.

An underated actor that surly will be missed.

Video: First of 5.


  1. Dawn, this is sad news. Some of my favorite Cliff films are The Best Man Charlie, The two films he made with Robert Culp PT 109 ,and Sunday in New York, and 633 Squadron.

  2. My favorite Cliff film is, Three Days of the Condor and Flowers for Algernon.


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