Cliff Robertson

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Birth Name: Clifford Parker Robertson III

Date of Birth: September 9, 1923

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: September 10, 2011

Place of Death: Stony Brook, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scottish, Irish, and German

Cliff Robertson was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Charly (1968). He played President John F. Kennedy in the film PT 109 (1963).

Cliff was the son of Audrey Olga (Willingham) and Clifford Parker Robertson. He had a daughter with his former wife, actress Cynthia Stone, and a daughter with his former wife, actress Dina Merrill.

Cliff’s patrilineal lineage can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, William Robertson, who was born, in 1728, in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

Cliff’s paternal grandfather was Clifford Parker Robertson (the son of Richard Parker “Dick” Robertson and Mary “Mollie” Benge). Richard was the son of Andrew Briggs Robertson and Rachel Jewell. Mary was the daughter of Thomas Obediah Benge and Josephine Patterson.

Cliff’s paternal grandmother was Edna Fielding (the daughter of Harry Fielding and Delia). Harry was English.

Cliff’s maternal grandfather was Almoth Olie “A.O.” Willingham (the son of Collen/Collon Needham Willingham and Martha Alenza Kilgore/Kilgroe). Collen/Collon was the son of William Willingham and Rebecca Wooten. Martha was the daughter of Solomon Kilgore/Kilgroe and Susanna Johnston.

Cliff’s maternal grandmother was Mary Eleanor “Lena” Sawyer (the daughter of James Henry Sawyer and Eliza Jane Florence). James was the son of William E. Sawyer and Eliza J. Curry. Eliza was the daughter of David Florence and Julia Ann Amanda McAffee.

Sources: Genealogies of Cliff Robertson –

Genealogy of Cliff’s maternal grandfather, Almoth Olie Willingham –

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  1. madman says:

    Now all Oscar winners for best actor are on the site. The actresses are up next.

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