I-NEW YORK - UMongameli uJohn F. Kennedy wayenogxeka nje omnye xa ebona iifoto zomdlali we-actor ebekwe ukuba amdlale umdlalo weMfazwe Yehlabathi II.



Unyaka wawungowe-1963 kwaye umlingisi uCliff Robertson wayejongeka eqinisekile kwisinxibo sakhe se-PT-109, ifilimu yokuqala ukubonisa umongameli ohleliyo. UKennedy wayethanda uRobertson ngendima, kodwa enye inkcukacha yayicimile.

Iinwele zikaRobertson zahlukana kwicala elingalunganga.





Umdlali weqonga uqeqeshe ngokufanelekileyo izitshixo zakhe ukuba zishiye ngasekhohlo kwaye waphumelela indumiso ngendima awayeza kuhlala enebhongo ngayo ubomi bakhe bonke.

URobertson, owaphumelela ukuphumelela i-Oscar ngokubonakalisa kwakhe indoda ekhubazeke ngengqondo eCharly, wafa ngenxa yezizathu zendalo ngoMgqibelo emva kwemini eStony Brook, ngosuku emva kokuzalwa kwakhe kwe-88, ngokutsho kuka-Evelyn Christel, unobhala wakhe we-53 iminyaka.



URobertson akazange anyukele kumanqanaba aphezulu amadoda aphambili, kodwa wahlala engumdlali odumileyo ukusukela phakathi koo-1950 ukuya kwinkulungwane elandelayo. Iindima zakhe zamva ziquka ububele uMalume uBen kwiimuvi zeSigcawu-Man.

Uphinde wafumana ingqalelo kumtshato wakhe wesibini kumlingisi kunye nendlalifa uDina Merrill, intombi yomxhasi u-E. F. Hutton kunye noMarjorie Merriweather Post, indlalifa kwi-Post cereal fortune kunye nomnye wabasetyhini abazizityebi emhlabeni.



Uloyiso lwakhe lweza ngo-1968 ngokusebenza kwakhe ngembasa ye-Academy e-Charly, njengendoda ekhubazeke ngengqondo efumana unyango olumenza abe krelekrele - de kube kukuthotywa okubuhlungu kwimeko yakhe yangaphambili.

Utata wayengutata onothando, umhlobo ozinikeleyo, indoda ezinikeleyo nehloniphekileyo, intombi uStephanie Saunders yatsho kwingxelo. Wamelana nentsapho yakhe, abahlobo kunye nabo wayesebenza nabo ngamaxesha amnandi nanzima. Wenza umahluko kubo bonke ubomi bethu kwaye wenza ihlabathi lethu libe yindawo engcono. Sonke siya kumkhumbula kakhulu.



URobertson wabonakala okokuqala kwibali likaCharly kwinguqulelo yeTV, IiWorlds ezimbini zikaCharlie Gordon. Zombini zazisekwe kwiintyatyambo ze-Algernon, ibali elifutshane umbhali uDaniel Keyes kamva walihlaziya libe yinoveli. URobertson wayezimisele ukuba ngeli xesha indima enkulu yesikrini ayiyi kuya komnye umdlali.

Ndathenga amalungelo efilimu kulo mboniso, ndaza ndazama iminyaka esibhozo ukucenga istudiyo ukuba siwenze, watsho ngowe-1968. Ekugqibeleni ndafumana inkampani entsha, iABC Films. Ndandiphethe i-50 pesenti yemali eyi-gross, kodwa ndanikela isiqingatha sayo kuRalph Nelson ukuba alathise.



Umgxeki uRoger Ebert ubize umzobo kaRobertson njengonovakalelo, okholelekayo. Isikolo semifanekiso eshukumayo savuma, nangona uRobertson engazange akwazi ukufumana ikhefu kwifilimu yaphesheya kwaye wayengekho xa kwakubhengezwa uOscar wakhe.

Wazalelwa ngoSeptemba 9, 1923, eLa Jolla, uRobertson wayeneminyaka eyi-2 xa wamkelwa ngabazali abamthiya igama elinguClifford Parker Robertson III.

URobertson wafunda ngokufutshane kwiKholeji yakwa-Antiyokwe, egxile kakhulu kubuntatheli, emva koko wabuyela eCalifornia kwaye wavela kwiindima ezimbini ezincinci kwiimuvi zaseHollywood. Ekhatywa ngeenkonzo kwiMfazwe Yehlabathi II ngenxa yeliso elibuthathaka, wakhonza kwiMerchant Marine.

Ukusebenza kokuqala kukaRobertson kwi-Columbia, iPicnic, yayinomdla, nangona isikrini sakhe sesikrini, uWilliam Holden, weba intombazana, uKim Novak. Walandela nge tearjerker, Autumn Leaves, njengomyeni omncinci kaJoan Crawford, emva koko waba ngumculo, Intombazana enokwenzeka kunye noJane Powell. Ngomnyaka we-1959, wazithandela kubalandeli beGidget njenge-Big Kahuna, i-Malibu evuthiweyo i-surf bum ethatha i-Gidget phantsi kwephiko lakhe.

Umngcwabo kaRobertson umiselwe uLwesihlanu e-East Hampton.




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