Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Robert Webber Biography (1924-1989)
Full name, Robert L. Webber; born October 14, 1924, in Santa Ana, CA; died ofLou Gehrig's disease, May 17, 1989, in Malibu, CA; son of Robert (a merchantseaman) and Alice Webber; married Miranda Jones, October 1, 1953 (divorced,July, 1958); married Del Mertens, April 23, 1972.
- Birth Details
- October 14, 1924
- Santa Ana, California, United States
- Death Details
- May 17, 1989
- Malibu, California, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Wint Selby, Ah, Wilderness!, Lake Whalom Playhouse, Fitchburg, MA, 1947.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Marine sergeant, Two Blind Mice, Cort Theatre, 1949.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Matt Cole, Goodbye, My Fancy, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1949.
- Perry Stewart, The Royal Family, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1951.
- Irvin Blanchard, No Time for Sergeants, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- David Cutrere, Orpheus Descending, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Harry Bohlan, Fair Game, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Chick Clark, Wonderful Town, World's Fair, Brussels, Belgium, 1958.
- Ricky Powers, A Loss of Roses, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- George Haverstick, Period of Adjustment, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1960.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Matt Cole, Goodbye, My Fancy, U.S. cities, 1949.
- FILM DEBUT--William B. Phillips, Highway 301, Warner Brothers, 1950.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Juror, Twelve Angry Men, United Artists, 1957.
- Sergeant McGrath, The Nun and the Sergeant, United Artists, 1962.
- Ricky Powers, The Stripper (also known as Woman of Summer), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963.
- "Mr. Smith," Hysteria, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1965.
- Ward Hendricks, The Sandpiper, MGM, 1965.
- Dom Guardiano, The Third Day, Warner Brothers, 1965.
- Milo Stewart, Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, Columbia, 1966.
- Dwight Troy, Harper (also known as The Moving Target), Warner Brothers, 1966.
- Sam Gunther, The Silencers, Columbia, 1966.
- General Denton, The Dirty Dozen, MGM, 1967.
- Rod Prescott, Don't Make Waves, MGM, 1967.
- Clint Harris, The Hired Killer (also known as Tecnica di un omicidio andTechnique d'un meurtre), Paramount, 1967.
- Ravaggi, Manon 70, Valoria, 1968.
- Bob Rogers, The Big Bounce, Warner Brothers/Seven Arts, 1969.
- Dixon, The Great White Hope, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970.
- rich man, Macedoine, CineTel, 1970.
- Sappensly, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, United Artists, 1974.
- attorney, $ (Dollars) (also known as The Heist), Columbia, 1971.
- narrator, Pacific Challenge (documentary), Concord Film Council, 1973.
- Rear Admiral Frank J. "Jack" Fletcher, Midway (also known as The Battle of Midway), Universal, 1976.
- Howard Jameson, Madame Claude, Columbia/Warner Brothers/Orphee Art, 1977.
- Le Cadre Americain, L'Imprecateur (also known as The Accuser and Der Anklager), Exportation Francaise Cinematographique/Parafrance, 1977.
- Deputy Chief Riggs, The Choirboys, Universal, 1977.
- Mike Marsh, Casey's Shadow, Columbia, 1978.
- Philippe Douvier, Revenge of the Pink Panther, United Artists, 1978.
- Hugh, 10, Warner Brothers, 1979.
- Charley, Courage Fuyons (also known as Courage, Let's Run for It), Gaumont International/Curzon Film Distributors, 1979.
- Colonel Clay Thornbush, Private Benjamin, Warner Brothers, 1980.
- Henry Morrison, "The French Method," Sunday Lovers, United Artists, 1980.
- Ben Coogan, S.O.B., Paramount, 1981.
- Harvey, Wrong Is Right (also known as The Man with the Deadly Lens), Columbia, 1982.
- General Potter, The Final Option (also known as Who Dares Wins), MGM, 1983.
- Robert McCann, Wild Geese II, Universal, 1985.
- Francis MacMillan, Nuts, Warner Brothers, 1987.
- Also appeared in Tous vedettes (also known as All Stars), Gaumont International, 1980.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Alexander Hayes, Moonlighting (recurring role), ABC, 1986-88.
- Also Philip Caprice, The Edge of Night, CBS.
- MINI-SERIES District Attorney John Hackson DeWitt, Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" (also known as 79 Park Avenue), NBC, 1977.
- Richard Meredith, Cutter, NBC, 1972.
- Carl Vincent, Hawkins on Murder, CBS, 1973.
- Charles Egan, Judgement Day, NBC, 1981.
- J. Woodrow Norton, Shooting Stars, ABC, 1983.
- Will Blackfield, No Man's Land, NBC, 1984.
- Colonel Harper, In Like Flynn, ABC, 1985.
- Jerry Patten, The Ladies, NBC, 1987.
- Commissioner Eastabrook, Something Is Out There (also known as Invader),NBC, 1988.
- Ikar (human form), "Keeper of the Purple Twilight," The Outer Limits, ABC, 1964.
- Also Eye Witness, NBC, 1953; "The Captain's Guests, One Step Beyond, ABC,1959; Playhouse 90, CBS; Studio One, CBS; Kraft Television Theatre, NBC; Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC; The Dick Powell Theatre, NBC; The Defenders, CBS; Ben Casey, ABC; The Nurses,CBS; The Greatest Show on Earth, ABC; Naked City, ABC; Route 66,CBS; McCloud, NBC; Ironside, NBC; Cannon, CBS; The Bold Ones, NBC; Mannix, CBS; The Champions, NBC; The Streets of San Francisco, ABC; Kojak, CBS; Barnaby Jones, CBS; Quincy, NBC; Banacek, NBC; The Rockford Files,NBC; Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS; Espionage, NBC.
- Dorsey, Hauser's Memory, NBC, 1970.
- Karel Kessler, The Movie Murderer, NBC, 1970.
- James Calendar, Thief, ABC, 1971.
- Edward Norton, Double Indemnity, ABC, 1973.
- Dr. Eric Stoneman, Murder or Mercy, ABC, 1974.
- Hugh Webster, Death Stalk, NBC, 1975.
- Ralph Salkin, The Streets of L.A., CBS, 1979.
- Ed Lemmons, The Two Lives of Carol Letner, CBS, 1981.
- Wally Dawson, Not Just Another Affair, CBS, 1982.
- Dr. Cole, Don't Go to Sleep, ABC, 1982.
- Felix Duncan, Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (also know as Starflight One), ABC, 1983.
- Hugh Gibley, Getting Physical, CBS, 1984.
- Calvin Lantz, Assassin, CBS, 1986.
- Dawes, Full Moon over Brooklyn, NBC, 1960; andre Latour, "The Paradine Case," Theater '62, NBC, 1962.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- [New York] Daily News, May 21, 1989.
- New York Times, May 20, 1989.
- Variety, May 24-30, 1989.
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