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Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88
LA Times ^ | September 10, 2011 | LA Times

Posted on 09/10/2011 6:09:54 PM PDT by John W

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.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cliffrobertson; jfk; obituary; obsession; picnic; pt109; robertson; spiderman
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To: A_perfect_lady

Yes.


61 posted on 09/10/2011 7:07:33 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Rastus

Okay, just remembered how to check the numbers. 8539 for me.


62 posted on 09/10/2011 7:07:52 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: John W

He played JFK in the movie, PT 109. We watched it on tv last night. It’s been playing all week.


63 posted on 09/10/2011 7:09:12 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: John W
I loved him in Autumn Leaves with Joan Crawford and Charlie.
64 posted on 09/10/2011 7:10:13 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: rockvillem

Never heard of the guy. Prayers anyway.


65 posted on 09/10/2011 7:10:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: denydenydeny

Understatement is my specialty! OH, I remember what a mess that was, but was so proud of Robertson for doing it, knowing what it would do to his career. As I said, a real hero.


66 posted on 09/10/2011 7:11:22 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: buccaneer81

yup

RIP


67 posted on 09/10/2011 7:15:40 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: John W

Watching PT 109 right now. RIP.


68 posted on 09/10/2011 7:17:52 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Perdogg; All

Thought he was a wondrously slick, sleazy, bad guy/politician opposite Henry Fonda in ‘The Best Man’. Then managed to tear at the heart in ‘Charly’.

One of the last of the great Old School, versatile, trained actors.

His one big mistake was turning down the role Jack Lemmon snagged in ‘The Days Of Wine And Roses’. Since somehow, Cliff thought it was a comedy.

RIP, Mr. Roberston.


69 posted on 09/10/2011 7:18:16 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: John W
RIP Mr Robertson. You are back over the rim.
70 posted on 09/10/2011 7:23:34 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: Bobalu
Don't forget his one final great role... BEN PARKER IN SPIDERMAN


This memorable line was his...

"With great power comes great responsibility"
71 posted on 09/10/2011 7:29:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: calex59

Correct and with Bill Holden.


72 posted on 09/10/2011 7:39:17 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: John W

Yes, same concept as ‘Awakenings’ with Robert De Niro. Both mirror the path from child to adult and the longing to return to innocence of childhood. Garden of Eden, eating the forbidden fruit and all that.

A real man who stood up for what he believed was truth, not what would ‘get him ahead’.

RIP Cliff Robertson...


73 posted on 09/10/2011 7:45:37 PM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: John W

Yes, same concept as ‘Awakenings’ with Robert De Niro. Both mirror the path from child to adult and the longing to return to innocence of childhood. Garden of Eden, eating the forbidden fruit and all that.

A real man who stood up for what he believed was truth, not what would ‘get him ahead’.

RIP Cliff Robertson...


74 posted on 09/10/2011 7:46:22 PM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: John W

75 posted on 09/10/2011 7:49:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: calex59
That was the title..he was great in it..and the best parts of the movie were in the beginning...during training...."Scotland the Brave" was played incessantly..BTW..NFL great Paul Hornung had a bit part in that movie, as a lumberjack.

Robertson had a great caree, a good long life, never heard a hin of a scandal, and most importantly, as he got older, he knew when to retire from the public eye...there are many who could learn from that..

76 posted on 09/10/2011 7:50:38 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: JoeProBono
That's, what's her name, I know, don't tell me, at the end of my tongue!


77 posted on 09/10/2011 7:52:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: denydenydeny

His big comeback came as the AT&T pitchman, I believe.


78 posted on 09/10/2011 8:06:10 PM PDT by Borough Park
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To: EDINVA

The sleasball was embezzeling from his studio by issuing 1099s to actors while cashing their checks as his own. The upshot was Robertson was ostracized because he blew the whistle to the authorities while the sleeze got a promotion to another studio I believe. It was a tremendous scandal and shows what happens in Hollywood if you don’t play ball.


79 posted on 09/10/2011 8:32:31 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: John W

I actually met him twice. Once, he was campaigning with Edmund Muskie at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Then, strangely enough, I sat beside him on a flight from Miami to L.A. - in coach. He was a very friendly person on the flight.

RIP


80 posted on 09/10/2011 8:37:45 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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