September / October 2011
The film medium lost one of it's true greats when beloved character icon CLIFF ROBERTSON passed away of natural causes Saturday Aug. 10, 2011 - one day after his 88th birthday. Best known for his work in dramas such as PT 109 (1963), and CHARLY (for which he won the 1968 Best Actor Oscar), he once joked in 1967, "I'm not one of the Golden Six" - referring to how the best roles were always offered to the top male stars of the day. Even roles he'd earlier originated on TV and stage seemed to go to others when making the leap to the big screen - DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES to Jack Lemmon, THE HUSTLER to Paul Newman, and ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Marlon Brando. "I take what's left over" he said. "Left overs" he'd turn into one tour de force of an acting feast after another.