Cliff Robertson, RIP.

The actor Cliff Robertson has died. He was 88. He was a 1968 Academy Award winner. But the fanboys among you may remember him best as “Uncle Ben” in the first Tober MaguireSpiderman” movie.

From The Wrap, here’s a portion of Robertson’s obit:

“Cliff Robertson, best known for his Oscar-winning performance as a young mentally disadvantaged man who is cursed with only temporary brilliance thanks to medical science in the 1968 film “Charly,” has died at 88.

His secretary of 53 years, Evelyn Christel, told Associated Press that Robertson died in Long Island of natural causes a day after his 88th birthday.

Robertson never rose to the top ranks of leading men, but he remained a popular actor from the mid-1950s into the following century. His later roles included kindly Uncle Ben in the “Spider-Man” movies.

He also gained attention for his second marriage to actress and heiress Dina Merrill, daughter of financier E.F. Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune and one of the world’s richest women. In the 1970s, Robertson blew the whistle on Columbia Pictures president David Begelman over a check-forging scandal.”

Read the full story here.

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1 Response to Cliff Robertson, RIP.

  1. CMrok93 says:

    RIP Uncle Ben, you will be missed.

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