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Cliff Robertson

Mostly Credited As: Cliff Robertson
Birth Name: Clifford Parker Robertson III
Date Of Birth: September 09, 1925 (Age 86)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Date Of Death: September 10, 2011
Cause Of Death: Natural causes
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Cliff Robertson


Academy Award winner Cliff Robertson was born in La Jolla, California. After college, Robertson became a journalist before getting into the entertainment business.

Robertson made his debut on television, starring on Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers as Rod Brown, and making numerous guest appearances on other series. Robertson's big screen debut came in 1955 when he landed a role in Picnic. Since then, Robertson has been noted for his performance on screen, appearing in PT 109, The Best Man, Charly, Three Days of the Condor, and, recently, the Spiderman trilogy of films. In 1968, Robertson won an Oscar for Best Actor for Charly.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)As: William Martin
The Men Who Made the Movies (1973)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers (1953)As: Rod Brown
Episode Cast Credits 

The Lyon's Den (2003) 
  Hubris 01x04: (Oct/19/2003) As Hal Malloy 
  The Fifth 01x13: (Unaired) As Hal Malloy 
  Separation Anxiety 01x08: (Unaired) As Hal Malloy 
  The Quantum Theory 01x07: (Unaired) As Hal Malloy 

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Stefanie Powers 05x27: (May/23/1999) As Himself 

The Outer Limits (1995) (1995) 
  Joyride 05x06: (Feb/26/1999) As Theodore Harris 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Phil Hartman/Bush 22x07: (Nov/23/1996) As Himself, [Uncredited]

American Masters (1986) 
  Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval 09x01: (Nov/29/1995) As Himself 

Falcon Crest (1981) 
  Ashes to Ashes 03x28: (May/18/1984) As Michael Ranson 
  The Avenger 03x27: (May/11/1984) As Michael Ranson 
  For Better, For Worse 03x26: (May/04/1984) As Michael Ranson 
  Win, Place and Show 03x25: (Apr/13/1984) As Michael Ranson 

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1973) 
  Michael Landon 01x31: (May/15/1975) As Himself 

This Is Your Life (1971) (1971) 
  Cliff Robertson 01x18: (Dec/12/1971) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 18x01: (Apr/07/1970) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 41st Annual Academy Awards 17x01: (Apr/14/1969) As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Charly') 

Bracken's World (1969) 
  Stop Date 01x13: (Dec/19/1969) As Himself (Cameo Appearance), [Uncredited]

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) 
  Episode #32 02x18: (Feb/03/1969) As Himself 
  Episode #25 02x11: (Dec/02/1968) As Himself 

Batman (1966) 
  The Great Train Robbery (2) 03x22: (Feb/08/1968) As Shame (Special Guest Villain), [Special Guest Stars]
  The Great Escape (1) 03x21: (Feb/01/1968) As Shame (Special Guest Villain), [Special Guest Stars]
  It's the Way You Play the Game (2) 02x26: (Dec/01/1966) As Shame (Special Guest Villain), [Special Guest Stars]
  Come Back, Shame (1) 02x25: (Nov/30/1966) As Shame (Special Guest Villain), [Special Guest Stars]

The Red Skelton Show (1951) 
  Cliff Robertson / Sandler and Young 16x29: (Mar/28/1967) As Himself 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  Verdict For Terror 04x21: (Mar/22/1967) As District Attorney Benjamin Reynolds 
  And Baby Makes Five 04x03: (Oct/05/1966) As Will Nye 
  The Game 03x01: (Sep/15/1965) As Quincey Parke 
  The Meal Ticket 01x19: (Feb/28/1964) As Eddie Finneran 

ABC Stage 67 (1966) 
  The Trap of Solid Gold 01x15: (Jan/04/1967) As Ben Weldon 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 18th Annual Emmy Awards 18x01: (May/22/1966) As Winner: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama (for 'The Chrysler Theatre:The Game') 

Suspense (1964) (1964) 
  Protection 01x09: (May/20/1964) As guest star 

Breaking Point (US) (1963) 
  So Many Pretty Girls, So Little Time 01x21: (Feb/17/1964) As Evan Ross 

The Greatest Show on Earth (1963) 
  The Circus Never Came to Town 01x08: (Nov/05/1963) As Willie Simple 

The Outer Limits (1963) 
  The Galaxy Being 01x01: (Sep/16/1963) As Allen Maxwell 

The Eleventh Hour (US) (1962) 
  The Man Who Came Home Late 01x30: (May/08/1963) As Jeff Dillon 

The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  The Dummy 03x33: (May/04/1962) As Jerry Etherson 
  A Hundred Yards Over the Rim 02x23: (Apr/07/1961) As Christian Horn 

Alcoa Premiere (1961) 
  Second Chance 01x19: (Mar/13/1962) As Hoby Dunlap 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  For the Ladybug, One Dozen Roses 01x22: (Mar/05/1962) As Lt. Col. Stanley Wensby/Eddie Smith 

Bus Stop (US) (1961) 
  How Does Charlie Feel? 01x19: (Feb/04/1962) As Charlie Vansinger 

The United States Steel Hour (1953) 
  Man on the Mountaintop 09x06: (Nov/15/1961) As Horace Mann Borden 
  The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon 08x13: (Feb/22/1961) As Guest Star 
  The Man Who Knew Tomorrow 08x02: (Sep/21/1960) As Guest Star 
  A Fair Shake 03x16: (Feb/01/1956) As Frank 

Outlaws (1960) (1960) 
  The Connie Masters Story 02x02: (Oct/12/1961) As Jack Masters 
  The Dark Sunrise of Griff Kincaid 02x12: (Jan/04/1961) As Griff Kincaid 
  Ballad for a Badman 01x02: (Oct/06/1960) As Chad Burns 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  The Small Elephants 09x24: (Mar/12/1961) As Pegosi 

Riverboat (1959) 
  End of a Dream 02x01: (Sep/19/1960) As Martinus Van Der Brig 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  The Cruel Day 04x11: (Feb/24/1960) As Lieutenant 
  Days of Wine and Roses 03x02: (Oct/02/1958) As Joe Clay 
  Natchez 02x37: (May/29/1958) As Danny Carson 
  Bomber's Moon 02x36: (May/22/1958) As Host 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  The Underground Railway 01x12: (Dec/31/1959) As Frank Halloway, [Special Guest Stars]

Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre (1957) 
  Shadow of Evil 03x12: (Nov/30/1959) As Parker Sefton 
  Goodbye, Johnny 02x20: (Feb/02/1959) As Johnny 

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) 
  The Hard Road 01x22: (Mar/30/1959) As Johnny Garth 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The Liam Fitzmorgan Story 02x05: (Oct/28/1958) As Liam Fitzmorgan, [Special Guest Stars]

Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) 
  Vengeance 11x01: (Sep/25/1957) As guest star 
  The Big Break 10x43: (Jul/17/1957) As guest star 

Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre (1950) 
  Ten Minute Alibi 06x02: (Sep/13/1954) As Clark 
  Home Town 05x49: (Aug/02/1954) As Mitch Hickock 
  The Expert 05x45: (Jul/05/1954) As guest star 
  In His Hands 05x44: (Jun/28/1954) As guest star 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Ten Thousand Words 02x11: (Nov/30/1952) As guest star 
  Faith Is a Nine-Letter Word 02x06: (Oct/19/1952) As guest star 
  The Bride's Teapot 02x03: (Sep/21/1952) As guest star 

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) 
  A Secret Island 03x34: (May/06/1951) As guest star 

The Directors (1999) 
  Sydney Pollack 02x04: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew



Episode Crew


Outlaws (1960) (1960) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Dark Sunrise of Griff Kincaid 02x12 Jan/04/1961 As: Director, Story
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Trivia

For his role in PT 109, Cliff was personally chosen by John F. Kennedy to play World War II US Navy Lieutenant Kennedy.

Cliff was considered for the role of Sam Loomis in Psycho.

During the attack on Pearl Harbor, Cliff was serving on a merchant ship and was reported dead after the attack.

Cliff Robertson Quotes
Cliff: (on winning an Oscar) The year you win an Oscar is the fastest year in a Hollywood actor's life. Twelve months later they ask, "Who won the Oscar last year?"

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