Oscar winner actor Cliff Robertson, the one who played John J. Kennedy in “PT 109″ ( 1963 ) and star of the Spider-Man franchise, died on Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday, in New York.
Robertson’s career spreads over a span of 6 decades and included Hollywood movies, Broadway shows and TV productions.
The actor is also remembered for his courage in confronting the boss of Columbia studios, David Begelman, who wrongly put his name on a 10,000 dollars check at the end of the 70′s.
Cliff Robertson won the Oscar for his performance in “Charly” in which he plays a man with mental disabilities.
In the 60′s, Cliff Robertson played young lieutenant John F. Kennedy, before becoming the President of the United States.
Cliff Robertson also won an Emmy for his performance in “The Game”.
Cliff Robertson died at a New York medical center because of natural causes.
In his private life, Cliff was a passionate tennis player and pilot. He was married two times, with Cynthia Stone Lemmon and then with actress Dina Merrill and he was the father of two daughters.
Rest in Peace, Cliff Robertson!