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Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted September 10 2011 - 01:15 PM

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.

http://latimesblogs....dies-at-88.html

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted September 10 2011 - 02:09 PM

I best remember Cliff Robertson for his role in a great episode of The Twilight Zone called A Hundred Yards Over The Rim. Plus, he was in another TZ, he played Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man movies and was the President in Escape From L.A.

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Posted September 10 2011 - 02:21 PM

PT 109 is playing on the Military Channel right now. I best remember Robertson as Uncle Ben in the recent Spider-Man movies.

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Posted September 10 2011 - 02:48 PM

Robertson was terrific in OBSESSION, the Brian DePalma film from the mid 70's.
Death to PG-13! And now death to DVNR too!!

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Posted September 10 2011 - 02:48 PM

Wow Travis,you remember Escape from L.A. ? Some memory you got there. But youre thinking of Outer limits in the episode The galaxy being. As for Cliff, i do remember him in Charly and how he looks when he's still intelligent enough to know the outcome of the experiment. Spiderman,Twilight Zone and Brainstorm in 83. R.I.P Cliff.

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted September 10 2011 - 04:59 PM

I saw Escape from LA in the theater. The best part was the trailer for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. Just in case you're curious, the other trailers were for The Island of Dr. Moreau and The Ghost and the Darkness. Not exactly sure why I remember that.

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Posted September 10 2011 - 05:44 PM

Been checking out the imdb page and now im curious about PT 109.

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Posted September 10 2011 - 08:43 PM

http://www.nytimes.c...&ref=obituaries


That "Moondoggie" is 74 and "Gidget" and "The Big Kahuna" have passed on only adds to this accelerated aging experience.


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Than riden' the rails."
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Posted September 12 2011 - 04:11 AM

I best remember him as Shame.  Always have, always will.


Get it?

Got it.

Gooooood.


RIP.



#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Brent Avery

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Posted September 12 2011 - 09:52 AM

In remembrance this week I will watch some of his films I have - 633 Squadron, Charly, JW Coop and Too Late The Hero. A gifted down to earth actor who also loved flying. I watched a five part interview with him on YouTube recently, well worth watching.

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Posted September 12 2011 - 11:07 AM

Very sad news this, about Cliff Robertson. I think the only film I've seen him in was the first Spiderman film. Aside from that I remember watching him in the 1983-84 season of Falcon Crest.



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Posted October 19 2011 - 10:07 PM

This is sad news.. god give peace to his soul.