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:

Repairman: All those kids yours mister, or is this a picnic?
Frank Gilbreth: They're all mine and believe me, it's no picnic!


Lynn Belvedere: Mrs. King, I happen to dislike all children intensely. But I can assure you that I can readily attend to their necessary though unpleasant wants.


Waldo Lydecker: I'm not kind, I'm vicious. It's the secret of my charm.


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There followed an interlude in Hollywood in the early 1930s when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer put Webb on a salary of $3,000 a week. While socially it turned out to be a pleasant experience, professionally it was a disaster. For eighteen months, he swam, attended gala parties, met all the important people, but never once appeared in a motion picture. He referred to Hollywood as "a land of endowed vacations."

His elegant taste kept him on Hollywood's best-dressed lists for decades. His scrupulously-private gay life remained free of scandal.

Interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever), Hollywood, California, USA, in the Abbey of the Psalms.

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