Cliff Robertson 1923 - 2011 had many claims to fame, among them being selected by President John F Kennedy to portray him in the 1963 film PT 109 and an Oscar-winning performance in the title role of Charly in 1968, plus a successful directorial debut with JW Coop in 1971. But it was his role at the centre of a Hollywood scandal involving the misappropriation of funds by at Columbia Studios that brought Robertson additional and unwanted celebrity, adversely affecting affecting his career.
Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III (Sept 9, 1923 – Sept 10, 2011 in La Jolla, Ca) - an American actor with a film & tv career that spanned half a century. His Texas-born father was "the idle heir to a tidy sum of ranching money". Parents divorced age 1, mom age was 2. Raised by his grandmother, he & his father rarely saw each another. Served in the US Merchant Marine in WWII. A certified private pilot. 1 day after his 88th birthday, Robertson died of natural causes in Stony Brook, NY