Mr. Robertson was one of my favorite actors when I was a child. I’m saddened by his passing.
Robertson, who went on to win an Oscar for his portrayal of a mentally disabled man in “Charly”, died of natural causes Saturday afternoon in Stony Brook, a day after his 88th birthday, according to Evelyn Christel, his secretary of 53 years.
Read more about Mr. Robertson in this NY Times article.
I love Charly, but my all time favorite Cliff Robertson movie was Robert Aldrich’s Too Late the Hero. It was an excellently written and plotted WWII thriller. I was maybe ten or twelve years old when I first saw this movie. My mom alerted me that it was going to be on one evening. She knew I loved war movies and didn’t think I’d ever seen it. I watched it that night. It was a great movie.
I may have to put a hold on it at my library, actually. I haven’t seen it in a while.
Requiescat in pace, Mr. Robertson.