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Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

Oscar winner Cliff Robertson dies in NY at 88

NEW YORK Cliff Robertson, the handsome movie actor who played John F. Kennedy in "PT-109," won an Oscar for "Charly" and was famously victimized in a 1977 Hollywood forgery scandal, died Saturday. He was 88.

His secretary of 53 years, Evelyn Christel, said he died in Stony Brook of natural causes a day after his 88th birthday.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

RIP, Uncle Ben

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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

I saw his birthday listed on the front page of IMDb last night and thought to myself how cool it was he was still around.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

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I saw his birthday listed on the front page of IMDb last night and thought to myself how cool it was he was still around.
Oh my God, I saw that and thought the same thing. Did he die the day he was born??
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

No, it seems he made it (barely) to the next day.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.



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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

RIP. Thanks for the memories.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

Damn. He was a great actor.

R.I.P.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

Here is the first part of a more than two hour interview with him from 2005:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngnMwLN4cjo

The remaining parts are there as well.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

He was a fantastic actor.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

I hate to admit this, but I thought he already was dead. I thought he'd died a couple years ago.

Regardless, the man was a considerable talent. Loved him in the first episode of Outer Limits.

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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

I met him when he was doing promo signings for ATT back in the day. Had him sign a ATT headshot, but I talked to him for a few minutes about his work on The Twilight Zone and had him sign the page out of the Twilight Zone Companion for one of his episodes. Super nice guy.

RIP
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

Yeah, he looked bad in SM3. Well not bad..just...older. Sucks.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

I just saw him in De Palma's Obsession a few weeks back. Sad news bears.
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"Don't go Shame. Come back. Come back Shame".
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

Really good actor who never quite had the career he deserved.

That he was blamed for the cheque forging scandal of a studio executive was just criminal as well.

I think his television work was supreme - especially his role in The Galaxy Being (first episode of The Outer Limits) and The Twilight Zone.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

I have been watching this man act since the late 60s or early 70s.

Man I loved him "Charly", one of the few movies that moved me when I was young (only 11 years old).

Really believe whatever he acted in - he was and will always be uncle Ben.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

Time for a certain poster to revive his Charly OAR campaign of contacting every member of dvdtalk.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

^ Shudder, tried to block that out of my memory.

Anyway, RIP. He will truly be missed.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

There's a fascinating book called "Indecent Exposure", about financial shenanigans at Columbia Pictures in the 1970s. Robertson was the one who uncovered the misdeeds, and he was subsequently blacklisted by much of Hollywood.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

STAR 80 was a good performance too.
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

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RIP, Uncle Ben
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Re: Cliff Robertson 1923-2011. RIP Charly, JFK and Uncle Ben.

He was also the president in Escape From L.A.

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