Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cliff Robertson, 1923-2011

The death has been announced of Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson, who died yesterday one day after his 88th birthday. I've recommended several of his movies before, such as his performance opposite Henry Fonda in The Best Man, in which both play politicians with serious flaws vying for their party's presidential nomination. That's the movie that's pictured above But Robertson could also do melodrama, as we saw when he attacked Joan Crawford with her typewriter (cue the piano music) in Autumn Leaves. Also, Robertson even proved himself capable of a comedic turn, as he plays Jane Fonda's older sister in Sunday in New York. I couldn't find a good screencap or publicity still, so the best I could come up with is a lobby card:

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