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Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88

Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:02 pm

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.

  

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RE: Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88

Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:26 pm

R.I.P to a great actor. Loved his films and characterizations.
 
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RE: Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88

Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:02 pm

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

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RE: Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88

Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:28 pm

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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RE: Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88

Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:18 am

Had a minor role in Midway,, but the bar scene with him and Heston is great.   
 
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RE: Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88

Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:49 am

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.
 
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RE: Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88

Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:01 pm

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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RE: Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88

Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:59 pm

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.

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RE: Cliff Robertson Dies Aged 88

Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:06 pm

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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