Cliff Robertson Uncle Ben in 'Spider-Man' Movies Dead at 88

9/11/2011 5:25 AM PDT

Cliff Robertson, Uncle Ben in 'Spider-Man' Movies, Dead at 88

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.