Cliff Robertson Biography (1925-)

Full name, Clifford Parker Robertson III; born September 9, 1925, in La Jolla, CA; son of Clifford Parker and Audrey (maiden name, Willingham) Robertson;married Cynthia Stone, 1957 (divorced, 1959); married Dina Merrill (an actress), December 21, 1966 (divorced, 1986); children: (first marriage) Stephanie;(second marriage) Heather. Education: Studied at the Actors Studio. Religion: Presbyterian. Avocational interests: Sailplane and airplane piloting, tennis, skiing. Addresses: Agent-- International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Career: Actor, director, and writer. Former adjunct professor at Antioch College. President John F. Kennedy personally chose Robertson to portray him in PT-109. Received Congressional recognition for exposing Hollywood corporate studio corruption, 1979, blacklisted by Hollywood, 1979-82, but later commended by the Hollywood industry, Screen Actors Guild, and the Congressional Record; also appeared in commercials for AT&T during the mid-1980s, and radio commercials for Union Bank in the late 1990s. Member: Screen Actors Guild (New York chapter, 1980--), Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Bath and Tennis Club Palm Beach, Maidston Club (East Hampton), River Club (New York City), Brook Club (New York City), Players, WingsClub. Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, best actor, 1966, for "The Game," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre; Academy Award, best actor, 1968, for Charly; NBR Award, National Board of Review, best actor, and Golden Globe nomination, best motion picture actor-drama, 1969, both for Charly; Theatre World Award, 1970, for Orpheus Descending; Sharples Aviation Award, AOPA, 1983; Wallace Award, American Scottish Foundation, 1984;Advertising Age Award, 1985; Lifetime Achievement Award, Long Island Film Festival, 1988; Special Achievement Award, Florida Film Festival, for acting, 1998; Doctorate of Fine Arts (honorary), Bradford College, 1981, MacMurray College, 1986, and Susquehanna University, 1988. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Actor, director, writer
Birth Details
September 9, 1925
La Jolla, California, United States

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