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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:

[to Julia]
Richard Sturges: Twenty years ago I made the unpardonable error of thinking I could civilize a girl who bought her hats out of a Sears-Roebuck catalog.


Louisa Bradley: Elliott, who is this man you invited to dinner tonight?
Elliott Templeton: He's an English author.
[Referring to W. Somerset Maugham]
Elliott Templeton: He's quite alright. In fact he's quite famous. So pretend you've heard of him even if you haven't.


Hardy Cathcart: How I detest the dawn. The grass always looks like it's been left out all night.


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Clifton Webb Facts
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.

Introduced Irving Berlin's classic song Easter Parade on the Broadway stage.

Created the role of Charles Condomine in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit on the London and New York stages.

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