U.S. actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88

U.S. actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88
Oscar-winning Hollywood actors Cliff Robertson has died at the age of 88.

She played a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 biopic PT-109 and in 1968 won an Oscar for his performance in Charlie as a man with mental disabilities.

Robertson remains a popular TV and film actor from the mid-1950. Later he found a new generation of fans as Uncle Ben in Spider-Man.

His secretary said he had died in the state of New York of natural causes.

"My father was a loving father and loyal friend, dedicated professional and honorable man," his daughter Stephanie Saunders said in a statement quoted by the Associated press news agency.

"He was with his family, friends and colleagues through good times and bad. All miss him very much."

Based on the award-winning book Flowers for Algernon, 1968 Charlie Robertson was playing with mental disabilities bakery worker Charlie Gordon - the subject of an experiment to increase human intelligence.

He starred in the film opposite the English actress Claire Bloom.

In 1972, Robertson made his debut as director at the JW Coop, a film he co-wrote and starred as an aging rodeo cowboy.

Robertson was blacklisted by Hollywood for several years after the whistle of a studio head who was later accused of embezzlement.

Columbia Pictures head David Begelman pleaded no contest to theft charges and was fined and sentenced to three years probation, although he was hired to run MGM three years later.

In 2002, Robertson was chosen as the kindly Uncle Ben to Peter Parker in Sam Raimi's adaptation of Spider-Man. Despite being killed in the first film appeared in flashback in the next two films.

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