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.

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A Man Against a Mouse: in Charly (1968)

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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: That, that is, is. That, that is not, is not. Is that it? It is.


Air Vice Marshal Davis: [message to Wing Cmdr. Grant] Linge destroyed. Enemy anti-aircraft intact. You have permission to abort.
Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant: Hoppy?
Flying Officer Hoppy Hopkinson: Abort.
Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant: Blue Leader to all sections. Enemy anti-aircraft intact. Keep your eyes open. We're going in.


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!


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Cliff Robertson Facts
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, eighteen year-old Cliff - then serving on a merchant ship in the Pacific - was reported dead to his family in California.

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.

Son of Clifford Parker Robertson II and the former Audrey Winningham Robertson. His parents divorced in 1924. His mother died in 1925. He was raised by his maternal grandmother and an aunt.

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