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Let's be the Cliff Robertson fan club. All American good looks. Cultured. Played JFK.

A good man. A good actor.

by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2021 7:26 PM

ripped off by David Begelman....In February 1977, actor Cliff Robertson received a 1099 form from the IRS indicating he had received $10,000 from Columbia Pictures during 1976. He had never received the money, and discovered that his signature on the cashed check had been forged. Robertson's report started a criminal investigation. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) verified that the $10,000 check was a forgery, and it was tracked to Begelman. He was ultimately fined and sentenced to community service and a public service, anti-drug documentary for the forgeries. Columbia Pictures suspended Begelman on a paid vacation and announced its own investigation. The studio discovered that Begelman had embezzled an additional $65,000 through other forged checks. However, the studio board of directors wanted to keep the matter out of the press. The Begelman scandal led to a rift between Columbia executives. Columbia Pictures CEO Alan Hirschfield was ousted from the studio in 1978 following his refusal to reinstate Begelman on moral grounds. Following a brief reinstatement, Begelman was quietly fired. The studio released a statement saying he had suffered emotional problems.Despite the pressure to remain quiet, Robertson and his wife Dina Merrill spoke to the press. David McClintick broke the story in The Wall Street Journal in 1978, later turning it into a best-selling book, Indecent Exposure. Robertson later claimed he had been blacklisted during the 1980s for coming forward about the Begelman affair, and had few roles during this period.

by Anonymousreply 1November 24, 2021 1:42 PM

"AUTUMN LEAVES"! Plays a young ne'er do well who marries sad sack older broad Joan Crawford. It's all sexy good times till he SNAPS!

by Anonymousreply 2November 24, 2021 1:54 PM

Was married to gorgeous liberal billionaire, Dina Merrill!

by Anonymousreply 3November 24, 2021 1:58 PM

Cliff comes from money too.

by Anonymousreply 4November 24, 2021 2:06 PM

To me he always looked like walking halitosis.

by Anonymousreply 5November 24, 2021 2:18 PM

A stiff, good looking, but not a lot of range. Well cast in [italic]Class[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 6November 24, 2021 7:23 PM


by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2021 7:26 PM
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