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Cliff Robertson 1923 - 2011 had many claims to fame, among them being selected by President John F Kennedy to portray him in the 1963 film PT 109 and an Oscar-winning performance in the title role of Charly in 1968, plus a successful directorial debut with JW Coop in 1971. But it was his role at the centre of a Hollywood scandal involving the misappropriation of funds by at Columbia Studios that brought Robertson additional and unwanted celebrity, adversely affecting affecting his career.