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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: 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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To: John W

He was the star of the very first episode of “The Outer Limits,” “The Galaxy Being.”


51 posted on 09/10/2011 6:54:52 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: John W

52 posted on 09/10/2011 6:55:26 PM PDT by Bobalu (He who is compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate)
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To: John W
The World Almanac has his date of birth as 9/9/25, but Wikipedia says he was born in 1923 which would make him 88.
53 posted on 09/10/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: MasterGunner01

I remember the movie and that plywood Mosquito was one of the greatest WW-II warplanes.


54 posted on 09/10/2011 6:58:16 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: ReformationFan

PT 109 is playing on the Military Channel right now.


55 posted on 09/10/2011 6:58:32 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: John W

“J.W. Coop” (1971) was just on last week - a fine portrayal of a cowboy just out of prison making some money on the rodeo circuit. Cliff Robertson starred, directed and co-wrote it - Geraldine Page played his mom. Good movie.


56 posted on 09/10/2011 6:58:46 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: null and void

I just thought you might enjoy that song on a nice Saturday night. :D (I don’t even know how to check post numbers!)


57 posted on 09/10/2011 7:00:22 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Bobalu

Forgot he was Shame on “Batman”.

Like this shot from “Obsession”

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/5238/sanstitre2r.jpg

His leading lady looked stunning there.


58 posted on 09/10/2011 7:00:25 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Ciexyz

I think you meant to send that to someone else.


59 posted on 09/10/2011 7:02:46 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: EDINVA
It didn’t help his acting career

That's putting it mildly. Robertson was blacklisted for blowing the whistle on producer David Begelman's accounting fraud, and he didn't work in the industry for several years.

60 posted on 09/10/2011 7:03:03 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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