Cliff Robertson

(Clifford Parker Robertson III)
actor
Born: 9/9/1925
Birthplace: La Jolla, California

A polished leading man, Robertson began his career in film and TV in the 1950s. It is said that he was chosen by President John F. Kennedy himself to portray JFK in the film P.T.-109 (1963). He won an Emmy for his performance in Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater: The Game (1965). He won an Oscar for his portrayal of a mentally retarded man in Charly (1968) and wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the film J. W. Coop (1972). He played Hugh Hefner in Star 80 (1983) and starred in the TV series Falcon Crest (1983–84). He also appeared in Escape from L.A. (1996), Melting Pot (1997), and Family Tree (1999).


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