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Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88  
User currently offlineferengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 687 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
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Cliff Robertson, the multi-award winning star of 633 Squadron, Charly, PT109 and other great movies, has died at the age of 88. A qualified pilot in his own right, Robertson starred in over 60 movies, winning on Oscar for Charly. He was chosen personally by President Kennedy to play the great man in PT109.

He will be sadly missed.

  

http://www.cliffrobertson.info/career.htm


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User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2719 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

R.I.P to a great actor. Loved his films and characterizations.

User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5410 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1030 times:

Probably my favorite Cliff Robertson movie is The Devil's Brigade.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062886/



What the...?
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

Later in his career, he did commercials for AT&T (80s) and even a commercial for the '79 Mercury Marquis (see bleow-link).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyGFmeZ9_AE



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7196 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 990 times:
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Had a minor role in Midway,, but the bar scene with him and Heston is great.   

User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 989 times:

Did Cliff Robertson, Star in a TV stow call The Pilot? He played a DC-8 captain who was an alcoholic. The show also had Diana Andrews in the cast.

User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 954 times:
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Quoting ferengi80 (Thread starter):
PT109


One of my all time favorite films. I bet I have seen it 50 times and never get tired of it.

Quoting ferengi80 (Thread starter):
633 Squadron


A fantastic airplane movie. If you haven't seen it you should, especially if you are a fan of the first Star Wars film (the one that came out in 1977) because the final battle serquence is just about the same.

Quoting ferengi80 (Thread starter):
A qualified pilot in his own right


He had a collection of aircraft if I recall correctly.



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User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1670 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 940 times:
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He starred in a movie called "The Pilot". I don't think it ever got a theatrical release, because having been a projectionist for 30 years, I would have known if it was playing anywhere in my area. I know it wasn't made for TV, because it is in the CinemaScope 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and they wouldn't have made it that way if it was just for television. I have the VHS tape, but unfortunately, it is pan-and-scan.

Bob Bradley



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Quoting ferengi80 (Thread starter):
Robertson starred in over 60 movies, winning on Oscar for Charly.

In that film, one sees a lot of outdoor scenes in and around Boston circa 1968.



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