CLIFTON WEBB BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Clifton Webb was born on November 19th, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana with the birth name Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck. He was born an only child of Jacob Grant Hollenback and Mabel A. Parmelee. Not to long after he was born, his parents separated his mother later re-married to Greene B. Raum.
During school he developed an interest in dance as well as theater and at only thirteen years old, Webb chose to quit school and go straight to studying music as well as painting. His mother was so supportive of his dreams to pursue a career in entertainment that together they relocated to New York City.
He began to pursue a career professional ballroom dancer and performed in a number of operettas. He then began performing in a number of Broadway musicals in New York as well as traveling to perform on the stage in London.
Some of his earlier stage production roles were in, "The Purple Road", "Dancing Around", "Town Topics", "See America First", "Love o' Mike" and "Listen Lester".
After gaining some experience in silent films, he made the transition to sound with ease and was seen in his first feature film in his mid 50's in, "Laura" (1944) starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews and "The Razor's Edge" (1946) for which he earned an Oscar nomination for his roles in both films.
Other film credits he added to his resume were in, "Sitting Pretty" (1949), "Mr. Belvedere" (1949), "Cheaper by the Dozen" (1950), "Belles on Their Toes" (1952), "Titanic" (1953) starring alongside Barbara Stanwyck, "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1954), "Boy on a Dolphin" (1957) and his final film role was in "Satan never Sleeps" (1962).
Although he did work in films he always maintained his stage presence and continued to appear in such Broadway productions later in his career such as, "Treasure Girl", "The Little Show", "Flying Colors" and "As Thousands Cheer".
He chose to never marry and lived with his mother until she passed away at the age of ninety one. Six years later he passed away on October 13th, 1966 in Beverly Hills, California after suffering from a heart attack. His remains are interred at Abbey of the Psalms in the Hollywood Memorial Cemetery.
For his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and for many years he was listed on Hollywood's Best Dressed list.
1962 Satan Never Sleeps
1959 Holiday for Lovers
1959 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
1957 Boy on a Dolphin
1956 The Man Who Never Was
1954 Woman's World
1954 Three Coins in the Fountain
1953 Mister Scoutmaster
1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
1952 Belles on Their Toes
1951 Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell
1950 For Heaven's Sake
1950 Cheaper by the Dozen
1949 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College
1948 Sitting Pretty
1946 The Razor's Edge
1946 The Dark Corner
1930 The Still Alarm
1925 The Heart of a Siren
1925 New Toys
1924 Let Not Man Put Asunder
1920 Polly with a Past
1917 National Red Cross Pageant