Cliff Robertson, an Academy Award-winning actor for his role in Charly who also won an Emmy Award and Theater Stage Award, died on Saturday. Robertson was 88 years old and lived in Water Mill.
His funeral is scheduled for Friday at 5:30 p.m. at in East Hampton, followed by a burial with full military honors at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Memorials in New York City and Los Angeles will be scheduled in the future.
Robertson starred on the big screen across from Henry Fonda, Robert Duval, Michael Caine, Robert Redford, and several other stars. He won a Best Actor award playing Charlie Gordon, a mentally disabled man who is the subject of medical testing in the 1960s. More recently, Robertson appeared in Escape from L.A. and the Spider Man series.
Robertson is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Robertson Saunders and her husband, Donald E. Suanders III; and granddaughter Cynthia Jackson Saunders, all of Charleston, SC.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Livestrong, in memory of Heather Merriweather Robertson at 2201 E. Sixth St., Austin Texas 78702; or Experimental Aircraft Association – Young Eagles Academy – “Cliff Robertson Work Experience Program” at P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086.