Cliff Robertson Overview:

Actor, Cliff Robertson, was born Clifford Parker Robertson III on Sep 9, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA. Robertson died at the age of 88 on Sep 10, 2011 in Stony Brook, NY and was laid to rest in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton, NY.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Cliff Robertson was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actor for Charly (as Charly Gordon) in 1968.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1968Best ActorCharly (1968)Charly GordonWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

A Man Against a Mouse: in Charly (1968)

By Virginie Pronovost on Oct 26, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Two years after the first edition of her Disability in Films Blogathon, Robin from Pop Culture Reverie is back with a second edition of the event! This time, our mutual friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood has joined her to co-host. In 2016, I explored physical disability wi... Read full article


Birthday of the Week:

By Beth Daniels on Sep 9, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

Born Clifford Parker Robertson, III, September 9, 1923 - September 10, 2011 Not in Any Way a Biography Flowers for Algernon,By Daniel Keyes, Bantam, 1970Made into the film Charly (1968), for which won an Academy Award for Best Actor. A Butch Anthony Perkins Fo... Read full article


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Cliff Robertson Quotes:

Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant: Two die, two get married. Kind of evens things up.
Lt. Erik Bergman: I thought you were against marriage.
Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant: I'm also against death. But it happens anyway.


Adam Tyler: What is that you like to know?
Eileen Tyler: Are you ready?
Adam Tyler: Shoot.
Eileen Tyler: Is a girl that's been going around with a fellow for a reasonable length of time is supposed to go to the bed with him or not?
Adam Tyler: What kind of question is that to ask?


Charly Gordon: I was wondering why the people who would never dream of laughing at a blind or a crippled man would laugh at a moron?


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Cliff Robertson Facts
Inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2006 in the Advocate category.

Alfred Hitchcock considered him for the Sam Loomis part in Psycho (1960), but the part went to John Gavin. Robert Wise considered him for the lead role in The Sand Pebbles (1966), but that part went to Steve McQueen.

Was a well-known sailplane pilot, and was also the voice in the "Running On Empty" documentary video about the Barron Hilton Cup, a prestigious soaring competition.

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