( b. Sep 09, 1923 La Jolla, California, USA - d. Sep 10, 2011 Stony Brook, New York, USA ) Male
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 & Broadwayworld.com
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