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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:

Charly Gordon: Any more questions? In the back, any more questions about things as they are and what they're becoming? No? I have a question.
[turns to Nemur and Strauss]
Charly Gordon: Professor Nemur. Charly Gordon.
[Nemur does not answer]
Charly Gordon: Come on, professor, you know. Charly Gordon.
[Nemur still does not answer]
Charly Gordon: You know, but you haven't told me.
[turns to the audience]
Charly Gordon: Anybody out there answer the question 'Charly Gordon'?
[no answer comes from the audience]
Charly Gordon: Anyone in the back answer the question 'Charly Gordon'?
[still no answer]
Charly Gordon: No? Well, I'm disappointed in you, doctors. You're not very smart. You're not even as smart as a mouse. Because he knows. Algernon showed me. The answer to the question, 'Charly Gordon' is: Charly Gordon is a fellow who will very shortly be what he used to be.
[the whole room is silent as Charly turns to Nemur and Strauss, puts his hand in his pocket and takes out Algernon who is now dead]
Charly Gordon: Professor Nemur, why didn't you tell me the success of the operation was only temporary?
[Nemur and Strauss looked at each other in bewildered looks]


Charly Gordon: [Charly picks up a book and reads from it] "My name is Dick. I live in a house. I have a sister named Jane and a dog named Spot."
Charly Gordon: [He throws the book away] My name is Charly Gordon and I live in a room, and I got no sister and no dog, and I am stupid!


Charly Gordon: Are there any questions? Did you enjoy the film?
Convention speaker #1: Mr. Gordon... how do you feel at the present moment, about your development?
Charly Gordon: Grateful, sir.
Convention speaker #1: You are happy about it?
Charly Gordon: Yes.
Convention speaker #2: Why?
Charly Gordon: Because it has allowed me to... see.
Convention speaker #3: To see what?
Charly Gordon: The world.
Convention speaker #4: And what do you see in that world?
Charly Gordon: Well... my eyes are new, doctor, I...
Convention speaker #4: And what do they *see*, Mr. Gordon?
Charly Gordon: Things as they are.
Convention speaker #4: And?
Charly Gordon: And what they are becoming.
Convention speaker #5: Can you give me an example Mr. Gordon?
Charly Gordon: [quickly] No sir, you give me one.
Convention speaker #5: Very well...
Charly Gordon: Very well.


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Cliff Robertson Facts
A political liberal, he personally campaigned for Congressman Mo Udall in the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential primary in 1976.

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

Personally chosen by John F. Kennedy to portray a World War II US Navy Lieutenant Kennedy in 'PT 109' (1963).

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