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Cliff Robertson, Spiderman Veteran actor, who won an Oscar for his role as a mentally disabled man in 1968's Charly, passed away due to natural causes. He was 88. His other film credits included PT 109, in which he played a young John F. Kennedy. More recently, Robertson appeared as Tobey Maguire's Uncle Ben in Spider-Man.
Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American #actor with a film and #television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film PT 109, and won the 1968 #AcademyAward for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly
Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III was an actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film "PT 109", and won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie, "Charly." His last well-known film appearances were in 2002 through 2007 as' Uncle Ben' in the Spider-Man film trilogy.
Cliff Robertson 1923 - 2011 had many claims to fame, among them being selected by President John F Kennedy to portray him in the 1963 film PT 109 and an Oscar-winning performance in the title role of Charly in 1968, plus a successful directorial debut with JW Coop in 1971. But it was his role at the centre of a Hollywood scandal involving the misappropriation of funds by at Columbia Studios that brought Robertson additional and unwanted celebrity, adversely affecting affecting his career.
Actor Cliff Robertson, who played John F. Kennedy in "PT-109," won an Oscar for "Charly" and was famously victimized in a 1977 Hollywood forgery scandal, died on Sept. 10, 2011. His secretary of 53 years, Evelyn Christel, said he died in Stony Brook, N.Y., of natural causes a day after his 88th birthday.