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I'll never forget his performance as "Charly."<br><br><a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44470996/ns/today-entertainment/" target="_blank">http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/444709...entertainment/</a>
 

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In addition to recommending a viewing of "Charly", which is the title given to the movie version of the short story classic "Flowers for Algernon", I also recommend the Twilight Zone episode "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim" from the second season in which he starred, as an excellent example of the good acting work he did.
 

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<div class="quote-block">"My father was a loving father, devoted friend, dedicated professional and <b>honorable man</b>," daughter Stephanie Saunders said in a statement.</div>
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In addition to his many fine film roles, Robertson's integrity in his personal life stands out in relation to at least two incidents.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">In 1977, Robertson made the headlines again, this time by blowing the whistle on a Hollywood financial scandal.<br><br>
He had discovered that David Begelman, president of Columbia Pictures, had forged his signature on a $10,000 salary check, and he called the FBI and the Burbank and Beverly Hills police departments. Hollywood insiders were not happy with the ugly publicity.<br><br>
"I got phone calls from powerful people who said, 'You've been very fortunate in this business; I'm sure you wouldn't want all this to come to an end,'" Robertson recalled in 1984.<br><br>
Begelman served time for embezzlement, but he returned to the film business. He committed suicide in 1995.<br><br>
Robertson said neither the studios nor the networks would hire him for four years.<br><br>
He supported himself as a spokesman for AT&T ...</div>
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<br><b>Wikipedia</b> describes the Columbia Pictures Scandal as follows:<br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">on reporting it[the forgery] he inadvertently triggered one of the biggest Hollywood scandals of the 1970s. Robertson was subsequently blacklisted for several years before he finally returned to film in <b>Brainstorm</b> (1983).</div>
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<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Robertson" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Robertson</a><br><br>
Dennis Foley wrote in a review of David McClintick's book on the scandal, <b>Indecent Exposure:</b><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">David Begelman would never have been exposed as the crook he was without the dogged, principled determination of Cliff Robertson to get to the bottom of corruption at the top levels of Hollywood. This excellent book documents Robertson's heroic efforts to get at the truth -- for which he was blackballed by the Hollywood establishment for years. Cliff once said to me: "Of all the things in my life I'm proud of -- if I'm proud at all -- it's not winning the best actor Oscar or Emmy; it's my part in bringing down that crook Begelman."</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Robertson, who for ten years was a national TV spokesman for AT&T (which won him the Advertising Age award for best commercial), was to be the keynote speaker at an AT&T stockholders' meeting during a strike by AT&T workers. Robertson refused to cross the picket line and did not speak at the meeting.</div>
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<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Robertson" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Robertson</a>
 
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