Clifton Webb Overview:

Legendary actor, Clifton Webb, was born Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck on Nov 19, 1889 in Indianapolis, IN. Webb died at the age of 76 on Oct 13, 1966 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Webb was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1944Best Supporting ActorLaura (1944)Waldo LydeckerNominated
1946Best Supporting ActorThe Razor's Edge (1946)Elliott TempletonNominated
1948Best ActorSitting Pretty (1948)Lynn BelvedereNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Clifton Webb's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #99 on Dec 7, 1952.

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Clifton Webb Quotes:

Lynn Belvedere: I am, in my way, a philosopher.
Harry King: Oh, I see, you just sit and think.
Lynn Belvedere: Mr. King, if more people just sat and thought, the world might not be in the stinking mess that it is.


Elliott Templeton: I do not like the propinquity of the hoi polloi.


Lynn Belvedere: Mrs. King, as I told you last night, I dislike children intensely and yours, if I may say so, have peculiarly repulsive habits and manners.


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In 1892, his formidable mother, Mabelle (1869-1960), moved to New York with her beloved "little Webb," as she called him for the remainder of her life. She dismissed questions about his father, Jacob Grant Hollenbeck, a railroad ticket clerk, by saying, "We never speak of him. He didn't care for the theater." Webb and Maybelle lived together until her death at age 91. When Clifton's obsessive grieving for his mother continued on for well over a year, close friend Noel Coward, keeping their lengthy friendship in mind, is said to have remarked with a bit of exasperation, "It must be difficult to be orphaned at seventy." Webb never recovered from his mother's death. He made one film, then spent the remainder of his life in ill health and seclusion.

Appeared on the New York stage in 1925 in a dance act with Mary Hay.

In 1925 Clifton appeared on stage in a dance act with vaudeville star and silent film actress Mary Hay. Later that year, when she and her husband, film star Richard Barthelmess, decided to produce and star in their own film vehicle New Toys (1925), they chose Webb to be second lead. The movie proved to be financially successful, but nineteen more years would pass before Webb appeared in another feature film.

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