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Cliff Robertson

Uncle Ben in 'Spider-Man' Movies

Dead at 88

9/11/2011 5:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Cliff Robertson, who won an Oscar in 1968 and became known to modern audiences for his roll as Uncle Ben in the "Spider-Man" movies, died yesterday. He was 88.

Robertson famously portrayed John F. Kennedy in the movie "PT-109," the first movie to portray a sitting president.

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1968 for his portrayal of a mentally disabled man in the movie "Charly."

Robertson was a certified pilot and was in the air and piloting a private plane over New York City on the morning of September 11, 2001.

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Barb    

Oops. I misspelled Charly. Sorry, Charly.

1137 days ago
17.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

I remember him from "Midway", "Falcon Crest", & many of the other things he did. He was a very subtle actor, which I appreciated, & whenever I saw a movie I'd never seen before, & discovered he was in it, I knew I was going to enjoy it & I could just put the remote down.

Condolences to his family.

1137 days ago
18.

Canadasux    

Robertson was a good actor over the decades. But, I thought he'd died years ago.

1137 days ago
19.

pete    

role, not roll. dipsh*t.

1137 days ago
20.

Jon    

Cliff Robertson was an Oscar winning actor in the movie Charly, and all TMZ could come up with was, he was the uncle in Spiderman? LAME........

1137 days ago
21.

en Todo Momento!!    

why did people back in the day win ONE!! (1) Oskar in their acting careers, and today, they give em away like christmas fruitcakes? really, i don't think that the 'acting' is really that much better...

1137 days ago
22.

en Todo Momento!!    

maybe it was like literally a stunt 'roll'. you knever know!!

1137 days ago
23.

eller428    

His roll?

1137 days ago
24.

Spencer B in MD    

RIP Cliff - You left a good legacy. Never forgotten.

1137 days ago
25.

ozzie    

RIP Mr Robertson. I enjoyed your roles.

1136 days ago
26.

michele ann johns    

THE WORLD HAS TRULY LOST THE FINEST ACTOR AND A GREAT, CLASSY MAN. LOVED HIM IN GIDGET, CHARLY AND ANYTHING HE DID HE WAS THE BEST. MY CONDOLENCES TO THIS GREAT MAN AND HIS FAMILY. I ALWAYS WANTED TO MEET HIM AS I WAS HIS GREATEST FAN FOR 47 YEARS.

1136 days ago
27.

Cal    

jeez - you have to dumb up the announcement headline with reference to spiderman crap? The man was a great actor.Is it just because I am old I am incredulous? What spoonfed crap. OK I am over it. cal cool from the motor pool

1112 days ago
28.

spidey fan    

RIP uncle Ben.
http://www.spidermangamesonly.com

1088 days ago
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