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CLIFF ROBERTSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Cliff Robertson  was born on September 9th, 1923 in Los Angeles, California to parents, Clifford Parker Robertson II and Audrey Winningham Robertson.  His parents divorced in 1924 and a year later, his mother passed away, therefore, he was raised by his maternal grandmother.
 
After high school and then serving as a merchant marine, Robertson went on to study at Antioch College but prior to earning his degree, he left college and moved to New York enrolling himself in the Actors Studio.
 
Robertson then went on to have quite a decent resume as a television and film actor.  Some of his television roles include appearances on, "Days of Wine and Roses" (1958), "Wagon Train" (1958), "Suspense" (1964), "Batman" (1966-1968), "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" (1964-1967) and "Falcom Crest" (1984) starring Jane Wyman and Robert Foxworth to name a few.
 
Robertson also appeared in a number of films and although none of his acting roles ever earned him major stardom, he was successfully able to earn a living as a actor.  Some of his film earlier roles were on such features as, "Picnic" (1955) starring alongside William Holden, Kim Novak, Susan Strasberg, Arthur O'Connell, Nick Adams, Betty Field, Rosalind Russell, Verna Felton and Raymond Bailey, "Autumn Leaves" (1956) co-starring Joan Crawford, Vera Miles, Lorne Greene, Ruth Donnelly, Marjorie Bennett and Frank Gerstle, "The Naked and the Dead" (1958) starring with Aldo Ray, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr, William Campbell, Richard Jaeckel, Joey Bishop, Barbara Nichols, Max Showalter, James Best and L. Q. Jones, "Gidget" (1959) starring Sandra Dee, James Darren, Arthur O'Connell, Doug McClure, Joby Baker, Bert Metclafe and Tom Laughlin and "The Big Show" (1961) with Esther Williams, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Vaughn, David Nelson, Margia Dean and Carleton Young.
 
As his career progressed he was being offered more decent film roles such as in, "PT 109" (1963) portraying future President John F. Kennedy and featuring Robert Culp, Ty Hardin, Robert Blake and Norman Fell, Grant Williams and James Gregory with narration by Andrew Duggan, "The Best Man" (1964) starring with Henry Fonda, Lee Tracy, Edie Adams, Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Shelley Berman, Kevin McCarthy, Richard Arlen and Margaret Leighton, "The Honey Pot" (1967) co-starring Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Capucine, Edie Adams and Maggie Smith and "Charly" (1968) also starring Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney and Dick Van Patten, portraying a mentally handicapped man.  For this role, Robertson won an Academy Award for Best Actor. 
 
The success he received from critics from, "Charly" gave opened the door for some other decent film roles in such features as, "Too Late the Hero" (1970) starring with Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Ken Takakura, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Lance Percival, Ronald Fraser, Harry Andrews and Percy Herbert, "The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid" (1972) also starring Robert Duvall, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong, John Pearce, Dana Elcar, Elisha Cook Jr., Royal Dano, Donald Moffat and Matt Clark and "Obsession" (1976) with Genevieve Bujold and John Lithgow.
 
Along with working as an actor, he also directed and co-produced the drama, "J.W. Coop" (1971) with Geraldine Page, R.G. Armstrong and Cristina Ferrare and "The Pilot" (1980) with Diane Baker, Frank Converse, Milo O'Shea and Gordon MacRae.  Some of his more recent roles were on, "Shaker Run" (1985) co-starring with Leif Garrett and Lisa Harrow in a thriller, "Escape from L.A" (1996) also starring Kurt Russell, Peter Fonda, Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach, Bruce Campbell, George Corraface, Michelle Forbes, Robert Carradine and Pam Grier, "Spider-Man" (2002) starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, Rosemary Harris and James Franco and in his final film role as a cameo in "Spider-Man 3" (2007) starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons and James Cromwell.
 
Robertson also had a big interest in airplanes.  He owned a number of vintage aircraft and in 2006 was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in the Advocate category. 
 
Robertson was married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Cynthia Stone whom he wed in 1957 and had one child with before the marriage ended in 1960.  His second wife was Dina Merril in 1986 and they also had one child together before divorcing in 1988. 
 
He spent many of his remaining years living in Water Mill, New York.  On September 10th, 2011 he passed away in Stony Brook, New York at the age of eighty eight.  Cliff Robertson is survived by his one daughter, Stephanie Robertson Saunders.

 
Filmography

2007 Spider-Man 3 
2004 Riding the Bullet 
2004 Spider-Man 2 
2003 The Lyon's Den 
2002 13th Child 
2002 Spider-Man
2001 Falcon Down
2001 Mach 2 
1999 Family Tree
1999 The Outer Limits 
1998 Assignment Berlin 
1998 Race 
1996 Escape from L.A. 
1995 Dazzle 
1995 Waiting for Sunset 
1994 Renaissance Man 
1992 Lincoln 
1992 Wind
1991 Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken 
1990 Dead Reckoning 
1987 Ford: The Man and the Machine 
1987 Malone 
1986 Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story 
1986 Shaker Run 
1985 The Key to Rebecca
1983-1984 Falcon Crest
1983 Brainstorm 
1983 Class
1983 Star 80
1982 Two of a Kind
1980 Dominique
1980 The Pilot 
1979 The Little Prince
1978 Overboard
1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors
1977 Fraternity Row 
1976 Obsession 
1976 Midway 
1976 Shoot 
1976 Return to Earth
1975 Three Days of the Condor 
1975 Out of Season 
1975 My Father's House 
1974 The Yanks Are Coming 
1974 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
1974 Man on a Swing 
1973 The Man Without a Country
1973 Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
1971 J.W. Coop
1970 Too Late the Hero
1969 Bracken's World
1968 The Sunshine Patriot
1968 Charly
1968 The Devil's Brigade
1966-1968 Batman
1964-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1967 The Red Skelton Hour 
1967 The Honey Pot
1967 ABC Stage 67
1965 Up from the Beach 
1965 Masquerade 
1965 Love Has Many Faces 
1964 633 Squadron
1964 The Best Man
1964 Breaking Point
1964 Suspense
1963 Sunday in New York 
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth 
1963 The Outer Limits 
1963 PT 109
1963 The Eleventh Hour
1963 My Six Loves 
1962 The Interns
1961-1962 Twilight Zone
1962 Alcoa Premiere
1962 Ben Casey
1962 Golden Showcase 
1962 Bus Stop 
1960-1962 Outlaws 
1956-1961 The United States Steel Hour 
1961 The Dick Powell Theatre
1961 Underworld U.S.A. 
1961 The Big Show 
1961 All in a Night's Work 
1961 G.E. True Theater 
1960 Riverboat 
1958-1960 Playhouse 90
1959 The Untouchables
1959 Alcoa Theatre 
1959 As the Sea Rages 
1959 Battle of the Coral Sea
1959 Gidget
1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1958 Wagon Train
1958 The Naked and the Dead
1958 The Girl Most Likely 
1957 Kraft Theatre
1956 Autumn Leaves 
1956 Celebrity Playhouse 
1955 Picnic
1952-1954 Robert Montgomery Presents 
1953-1954 Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers 
1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1952 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1952 Short Short Dramas
1943 Corvette K-225
1943 We've Never Been Licked





Matinee Classics - Picnic starring William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, Verna Felton, Reta Shaw, Nick Adams, Raymond Bailey, Elizabeth W. Wilson and Rosalind Russell
Matinee Classics - Picnic starring William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson, NIck Adams and Rosalind Russell
Matinee Classics - Picnic starring William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, Verna Felton, Reta Shaw, Nick Adams, Raymond Bailey, Elizabeth W. Wilson and Rosalind Russell
Matinee Classics - The Interns starring Michael Callan, Cliff Robertson, James MacArthur, Nick Adams, Suzy Parker, Haya Harareet, Anne Helm, Stefanie Powers, Buddy Ebsen, Telly Savalas, Katharine Bard, Kaye Stevens, Gregory Morton, Angela Clarke and Connie Gilchrist
Matinee Classics - The Naked and the Dead starring Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr, Barbara Nichols, William Campbell, Richard Jaeckel, James Best, Joey Bishop, Jerry Paris, Robert Gist, L.Q. Jones, Max Showalter, John Beradino and Edward McNally
Matinee Classics - Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, John Houseman, Addison Powell, Walter McGinn, Tina Chen, Hank Garrett, Michael Kane, Don McHenry, Michael B. Miller, Jess Osuna, Dino Narizzano, Helen Stenborg, Patrick Gorman and Russell Johnson
Matinee Classics - Too Late the Hero starring Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen, Harry Andrews, Ronald Fraser, Denholm Elliott, Lance Percival, Percy Herbert, Patrick Jordan, Sam Kydd, William Beckley, Martin Horsey, Harvey Jason, Don Knight and Roger Newman
Matinee Classics - PT 109 starring Cliff Robertson, Ty Hardin, James Gregory, Robert Culp, Grant Williams, Lew Gallo, Errol John, Michael Pate, Robert Blake, William Douglas, Biff Elliot, Norman Fell, Sam Gilman, Clyde Howdy, Buzz Martin, James McCallion, Joseph Gallison, Lew Gallo, Sammy Reese, Glenn Sipes, John Ward and David Whorf
Matinee Classics - Midway starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Shigeta, Pat Morita, Eddie Albert, Dabney Coleman, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Erik Estrada, Christopher George, Monte Markham and Mitch Ryan
Matinee Classics - Midway starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Shigeta, Pat Morita, Eddie Albert, Dabney Coleman, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Erik Estrada, Christopher George, Monte Markham and Mitch Ryan


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