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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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1 posted on 09/10/2011 6:09:57 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

RIP. Have no idea about his political views but this isn’t the time to get into that. He lived a long and full life, which is about all we can hope for.


2 posted on 09/10/2011 6:12:03 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: John W

Remember it well. Too bad nothing stays in business.

3 posted on 09/10/2011 6:14:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: John W

4 posted on 09/10/2011 6:15:06 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: John W

Did you see his 1980 film the Pilot Great performance and movie RIP Cliff


5 posted on 09/10/2011 6:15:58 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: rockvillem
He lived a long and full life, which is about all we can hope for.

Yes. Now that Cliff Robertson has lived a full life, we can all die.

6 posted on 09/10/2011 6:15:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: John W

I think his A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was the best.


7 posted on 09/10/2011 6:16:29 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


8 posted on 09/10/2011 6:17:26 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: John W

I think his A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was the best.


9 posted on 09/10/2011 6:17:34 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: John W

Was Charly based on Flowers for Algernon?


10 posted on 09/10/2011 6:17:34 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: John W

He’s bound to have been a better Uncle Ben than Martin Sheen will be.


11 posted on 09/10/2011 6:18:27 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: A_perfect_lady

Yep.


12 posted on 09/10/2011 6:18:51 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: the invisib1e hand

LMAO - you know what I meant. Feel free to die otherwise :)


13 posted on 09/10/2011 6:19:06 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: A_perfect_lady

The movie was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.


14 posted on 09/10/2011 6:19:59 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: rockvillem

He was a staunch conservative and a guest on Mark Levin’s radio shpw.


15 posted on 09/10/2011 6:20:51 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: John W

RIP Big Kahuna ...


16 posted on 09/10/2011 6:22:01 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: John W
One of the greatest.

RIP

17 posted on 09/10/2011 6:22:23 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: John W

Rest in Peace, Cliff Robertson.


18 posted on 09/10/2011 6:22:39 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: John W

I remember him in Brainstorm. That was a cool movie.

(This is my 3,000th reply since becoming FReeper!)


19 posted on 09/10/2011 6:22:45 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: John W

RIP


20 posted on 09/10/2011 6:23:45 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: A_perfect_lady; John W
Flowers for Algernon
21 posted on 09/10/2011 6:25:07 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: rockvillem

he was a hero to me. Took on some sleazeball Hollywood mogul/studio in the early 80s. It didn’t help his acting career but who cares? He was married to Dina Merrill, daughter of Marjorie Merriweather Post of the cereal family. Beautiful couple.


22 posted on 09/10/2011 6:25:17 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: rockvillem

I believe he was conservative and punished for it.

Someone tell me if I am wrong. It seems I remember something.


23 posted on 09/10/2011 6:25:35 PM PDT by dforest
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To: A_perfect_lady
Yes, “Charly” was based on “Flowers for Algernon.”

I liked him in the Mirsch production of “633 Squardron.” The DeHavilland Mosquito stole the show. The love story was blah.

24 posted on 09/10/2011 6:27:08 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: rickmichaels

I think you are remember Jeff Hunter.


25 posted on 09/10/2011 6:27:26 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: vladimir998

He was big in the 1960s.


26 posted on 09/10/2011 6:27:44 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: rickmichaels

He was excellent in “Three Days of the Condor.”


27 posted on 09/10/2011 6:28:54 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: rickmichaels
I remember him in Brainstorm. That was a cool movie.

I've been trying to think of the name of that movie for months now! Thank you, Thank you!!!

28 posted on 09/10/2011 6:29:16 PM PDT by digger48
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To: John W
Prayers up... RIP
29 posted on 09/10/2011 6:30:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: indylindy

He was politically liberal and campaigned for democrats. But he wasn’t one of those in-your-face, idiot hollywood liberals of the modern era.


30 posted on 09/10/2011 6:31:13 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: John W

RIP, Mr. Robertson. Main movie roles I remember him in are JFK in “PT109”, William Holden’s rival for Kim Novak’s affections in “Picnic” and the James Stewart role in the 1975 partial remake of Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” called “Obsession”. Also, he was married at one time to the lovely Dina Merrill(”Operation Petticoat”, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, “The Desk Set”). I need to watch “Obsession” again to honor his memory.


31 posted on 09/10/2011 6:31:17 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: rickmichaels

Where the heck have you been? I signed up a bare six months before you and am above 98,000 posts.


32 posted on 09/10/2011 6:31:41 PM PDT by null and void (Day 963 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Perdogg
RIP


33 posted on 09/10/2011 6:33:32 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: John W
Robertson as CIA Deputy Director Higgins:

Higgins: It's simple economics. Today it's oil, right? In ten or fifteen years, food. Plutonium. Maybe even sooner. Now, what do you think the people are gonna want us to do then?

Joe Turner: Ask them?

Higgins: Not now - then! Ask 'em when they're running out. Ask 'em when there's no heat in their homes and they're cold. Ask 'em when their engines stop. Ask 'em when people who have never known hunger start going hungry. You wanna know something? They won't want us to ask 'em. They'll just want us to get it for 'em!


34 posted on 09/10/2011 6:33:35 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: MomwithHope

Big Mo Udall supporter.

http://www.cliffrobertson.info/mo.htm


35 posted on 09/10/2011 6:34:17 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: null and void

Quality, my FRiend, not quantity. ;-)


36 posted on 09/10/2011 6:35:08 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: Kirkwood

OOPS,It was Clint Walker I’ve heard twice on Mark’s show.


37 posted on 09/10/2011 6:37:19 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: John W

I just watched 633 Squadron the other night. He carried the movie.

His navigator :”Where’s it hurt”?
Wing comdr: :uh, everywhere”

He was a classy actor, on and off the screen.


38 posted on 09/10/2011 6:37:24 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ReformationFan

Forgot to mention his being Spiderman’s uncle.

Trailers for “PT 109”(1963)-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJVYVrh2-Ig

and “Obsession”(1975)-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCAt6E4wBEk


39 posted on 09/10/2011 6:38:08 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: null and void

98,000 posts good lord man


40 posted on 09/10/2011 6:39:00 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: PhiloBedo

633 Squadron was a good movie. Now I have to find a video of it.


41 posted on 09/10/2011 6:42:26 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: ReformationFan
"Three Days of the Condor" 1975 (Warning: Spoiler)

Robertson and Redford

42 posted on 09/10/2011 6:43:10 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: rickmichaels

Sir! You wound me to the core!

;^P


43 posted on 09/10/2011 6:44:31 PM PDT by null and void (Day 963 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: John W

Shame on you, Shame!

A fine actor. Thanks for the memories, Mr Robertson. You shall be missed. RIP.


44 posted on 09/10/2011 6:45:24 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: al baby

Bah! It’s easy when you have no other life...


45 posted on 09/10/2011 6:45:45 PM PDT by null and void (Day 963 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: John W

I liked him in “The Devils Brigade” or what ever the name of the movie was.


46 posted on 09/10/2011 6:48:12 PM PDT by calex59
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To: null and void

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GOYYbiEul0


47 posted on 09/10/2011 6:49:22 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: John W

RIP.


48 posted on 09/10/2011 6:50:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: John W

Blows my mind to hear he was 88. He was in a wild-and-woolly early episode of “The Untouchables,” as a thug who gets plastic surgery. Quite memorable episode.


49 posted on 09/10/2011 6:53:16 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Rastus

What are you trying to say?


50 posted on 09/10/2011 6:53:33 PM PDT by null and void (Day 963 of America's holiday from reality...)
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