Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cliff Robertson, R. I. P.

Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88 - Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday.

Robertson, who also played a real-life role as the whistle-blower in the check-forging scandal of then-Columbia Pictures President David Begelman that rocked Hollywood in the late 1970s, died at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island, according to Evelyn Christel, his longtime personal secretary. His family said he died of natural causes.


protojew62 said...

That's a shame, the movie Charly was awesome!

RIP Mr. Robertson, condolences to your family and friends...

Dan said...

Remember him fondly for his knowing prtrayal of a driven small-time crook out for revenge in UNDERWORLD USA, one of Sam Fuller's best!