*file photo* * ACTOR ROBERTSON DIES Oscar-winning... - Monday 4th October 2004

0

*file photo* * ACTOR ROBERTSON DIES Oscar-winning actor CLIFF ROBERTSON died on Saturday (10Sep11), just one day after his 88th birthday. The star died of natural causes in Stony Brook, New York. Robertson won an Academy Award in 1968 for his portrayal of a mentally disabled man in Charly, an adaptation of the novel Flowers for Algernon. He was personally picked by John F. Kennedy to play the politician in the biographical 1963 film PT-109, and also racked up credits in films including Gidget, Three Days of the Condor, Obsession and Autumn Leaves. In later years, he found a new generation of fans playing Uncle Ben Parker in the Spider-Man film franchise. Rob Lowe has taken to his Twitter.com page to pay tribute to the star, who played his onscreen dad in the 1983 movie Class. Lowe writes, Goodbye to my father in 'Class', the great Oscar winner Cliff Robertson. Lovely man, fantastic actor and full of... Class. Meanwhile, Robertson's daughter tells the Associated Press, My father was a loving father, devoted friend, dedicated professional and honourable man. He stood by his family, friends, and colleagues through good times and bad. We will all miss him terribly. (PAW/WNWCCB/PAW) CLIFF ROBERTSON World premiere of the Stephen King film 'Riding the Bullet' at the Westwood Crest Theatre Westwood, California - 04.10.04 (4 images)

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Alt J Shrug Off Noel Gallagher's Criticism As A "Rite Of Passage"

Indie stars Alt-J have brushed off criticism from Noel Gallagher by...

Alt J Shrug Off Noel Gallagher's Criticism As A

Kelly Clarkson Revisits The Feminist Question And Clarifies 2013 Remarks

Back in 2013, in an interview with Time magazine singer Kelly Clarkson stated...

Kelly Clarkson Revisits The Feminist Question And Clarifies 2013 Remarks

Chris Brown Reported To Be A Father To A 9 Month Old Baby Girl

Rap star Chris Brown is apparently a parent to a nine month old baby girl...

Chris Brown Reported To Be A Father To A 9 Month Old Baby Girl

India Bans 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' From Theatrical Release

Despite conquering box offices wherever it goes, it seems that Indian fans of E.L. James...

India Bans 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' From Theatrical Release

Big Sean - Blessings ft. Kanye West & Drake (Explicit) Video

The video for Big Sean's single 'Blessings' featuring Kanye West and Drake...

Big Sean - Blessings Ft. Kanye West & Drake (Explicit)  Video

Will Smith Is NOT A Scientologist, Claims Former Senior Exec

Contrary to popular belief, Will Smith is not a Scientologist. That’s...

Will Smith Is NOT A Scientologist, Claims Former Senior Exec
Advertisement

Conrad Hilton To Plead Guilty To Assault On Flight

Paris Hilton’s younger brother Conrad will plead guilty to an assault charge relating...

Conrad Hilton To Plead Guilty To Assault On Flight

Couple Caught Having Sex During 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Themed Museum Event

It was probably inevitable, but a couple have been caught having sex...

Couple Caught Having Sex During 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Themed Museum Event

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Leads MTV Movie Awards Nominations

With Oscar season finally over it’s time for the fun to begin, as the MTV...

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Leads MTV Movie Awards Nominations


More recommendations

All images on Contactmusic.com are subject to copyright and at no time should images be taken from this site for use anywhere else. If you do require permission for legitimate use please contact us.