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Sep112011

Oscar Winner Cliff Robertson Passes Away at 88

Cliff Robertson leans against a metal gate in a still from the film, 'Charly.' Robertson won a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in the film. Cinerama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Academy Award winner Cliff Robertson died in New York Saturday, just one day after he turned 88 years old.

The actor passed away from natural causes at Long Island's Stony Brook University Medical Center, according to his personal secretary, Evelyn Christel.

Robertson won an Oscar in 1968 for his role as a mentally disabled man in Charly.  He is also remembered for playing President John F. Kennedy in the movie version of the book PT 109.

Most recently, audiences saw Robertson star alongside Tobey Maguire as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man movies.

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