Family Released Statement on Cliff Robertson's Death

Cliff Robertson

His daughter from Cynthia Stone put on good words on her actor father who died of natural causes at the age of 88.

Acting legend Cliff Robertson passed away just a day after his 88th birthday on September 9. The actor who won an Oscar for playing a mentally disabled man in 1968's "Charly" died of natural causes in Stony Brook, Long Island.

"My father was a loving father, devoted friend, dedicated professional and honorable man," daughter Stephanie Saunders said in a statement. "He stood by his family, friends, and colleagues through good times and bad. He made a difference in all our lives and made our world a better place. We will all miss him terribly."

Robertson was also known as young John F. Kennedy in "PT 109". But in recent years, he was recognized as Uncle Ben in the "Spider-Man" movies.

A funeral for the actor is set to be held on Friday, September 16 in East Hampton, The Associated Press reported.



    Big Fan
    Apr 16, 2012

    I just finished watching Dr. Robertson, Dr. of the theatre, films, etc. in "J.W. Coop--such a great movie I watched it again. I saw the movie on Encore's West cable station. Yes, Cliff Robertson was and is one of the best from the "Great Generation." May he be with God forever. I hope I'll meet him up there.

    Jan 11, 2012

    I find it hard to believe that he wasn’t considered a leading actor. I always enjoyed his movies! I know a fellow here in Ogden Utah that restored a P51 mustang for him. I seen the picture with Cliff , my friend and the Air plane in the background at my friends hanger. That was cool!! After seeing him in a review of his life on the net, he talks about his struggles in Hollywood, his passion for flying and the 1977 scandal. He appeared to me to be a man of grate pride, grit and self determination . Very interesting man , wish I could have met him. PS. I think he was a far better actor than most he took second fiddle too !!! RIP Cliff, from an unknown friend .

    Dave T
    Dec 19, 2011

    Very sorry for the loss. Loved his work.

    Oct 04, 2011

    I never met him but Im a big fan and its a sad thing that he died and my friend made me watch it over and over agian

    Linda Elliott
    Sep 21, 2011

    Deepest condolences to the family of Cliff Robertson. I was lucky enough to have met him twice in my life and I will always remember those encounters as he was one of my favorite people in the entertainment business. He was a man of great integrity and principle, and he was blessed with marvelous acting talent. As his daughter, Cynthia, stated, "HE MADE OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE" ---indeed.

    Douglas Horne
    Sep 13, 2011

    Cliff was a Good Man, and I thrill when I recall his roles in "The Naked and the Dead," "Charly," "The Best Man," and "Three Days of the Condor." He was a class act and a warm human being and I will miss him.

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sorry for your loss and ours. One of my all time favorite actors. He will be greatly missed.

    John Cazzolla
    Sep 12, 2011

    Mr. Robertson was fantastic in Charley. My Dad was allowed to shoot some home movie footage during the Tibbetts Brook Park Charley playground scenes/takes with the children. My Dad gave it to me and it has always been very special to me. If you would like this glimpse of Mr. Robertson I will surely send you a copy.

    Bill Burdette
    Sep 12, 2011

    Mr. Robertson was one of a kind it will be impossible to replace his caliber of acting skill with today's limited group of clone's!! Where are the leading men of bygone years and why didn't any of today's Actor's tutor under such a great man!!!! It is a shame that he could not pass on his talent to a new era!! Please try to remember!!!!

    Sep 12, 2011

    Sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful actor. I loved his work. He is one of the last great actors, he will be missed.

    William Taylor
    Sep 12, 2011

    Great Man who stood his ground against a criminal who forged his name on a check. He was punished by Hollywood for years for that but history shows us which man was greater!!! GOD BLESS.

    Sep 11, 2011

    I met your Father many years ago in Panama during movie "Naked and the dead".True Gentleman. So sorry for your loss.

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