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Cliff Robertson

( b. Sep 09, 1923 La Jolla, California, USA - d. Sep 10, 2011 Stony Brook, New York, USA ) Male
Relations: Husband of Cynthia Stone Lemmon (1957 - 1959) divorced
Husband of Dina Merrill (1966 - 1986) divorced

Cliff Robertson won an Emmy Award for his performance in "The Game" on "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater" and was nominated for Emmys for "Days of Wine and Roses" and "The Two Worlds of Charly Gordon.".

Some of his film credits include: "The Naked and the Dead," "Gidget," "The Interns," "Sunday in New York," "633 Squadron," "The Devil's Brigade," "Underworld U.S.A.," "Three Days of the Condor," "Shoot," and most recently the Spider-Man films as Uncle Ben. Robertson won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the mentally-impaired Charly.

Robertson's best-know role was, perhaps, in real-life. He was touted as a "profile in courage" for reporting that Columbia studio head David Begelman had forged his name on a $10,000 check in the late '70s. Begelman, who misappropriated more than $60,000 in studio funds, was later convicted in what the press deemed "Hollywoodgate." Robertson was considered a hero by many for, essentially, putting his career on the line by taking on a powerful studio head.

Robertson also appeared on Broadway. His credits include The Wisteria Trees with Helen Hayes, The Lady and the Tiger, Late Love and Orpheus Descending.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter &

ProductionsDate of Productions
Love Letters
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Cliff Robertson
      Andrew Makepiece Ladd III - Replacement (Jan 16, 1990 - Jan 21, 1990)
Oct 31, 1989 - Jan 21, 1990
Orpheus Descending
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Cliff Robertson [Val Xavier]
Mar 21, 1957 - May 18, 1957
The Wisteria Trees
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Cliff Robertson [Peter Whitfield]
Feb 02, 1955 - Feb 13, 1955
Late Love
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Cliff Robertson [Matthew Anderson]
Oct 13, 1953 - Jan 02, 1954
1957 Theatre World Award
winner Orpheus Descending [recipient]
Performer: Cliff Robertson
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