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TCM Remembers Oscar®-Winning Actor Cliff Robertson Monday, Sept. 19


Tribute to Include Powerful Performances in Such Films as Picnic (1955), PT 109 (1963) and The Best Man (1964)

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember the life and career of Oscar®-winning actor Cliff Robertson on Monday, Sept. 19. Robertson passed away this past weekend at the age of 88. TCM’s 10-hour memorial tribute is set to begin at 6 a.m. (ET) with Robertson’s first speaking role in a feature film, the acclaimed adaptation of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic (1955), starring William Holden and Kim Novak.

TCM’s tribute to Robertson will also feature the intriguing May-December romance Autumn Leaves (1956), with Robertson romancing Joan Crawford; the wartime drama PT 109 (1963), with Robertson’s memorable turn as John F. Kennedy; and the gripping political drama The Best Man (1964), with Robertson and Henry Fonda in a cut-throat battle to lead their party’s ticket for President of the United States. The day will also show off Robertson’s lighter side with the hit teen romance Gidget (1959), in which he plays “The Big Kahuna,” the leader of a group of surfers.

The following is a complete schedule of TCM’s Sept. 19 memorial tribute to Cliff Robertson (all times Eastern):
6 a.m. – Picnic (1955), with William Holden and Kim Novak; directed by Joshua Logan.
8 a.m. – Autumn Leaves (1956), with Joan Crawford and Vera Miles; directed by Robert Aldrich.
10 a.m. – Underworld U.S.A. (1961), with Dolores Dorn and Beatrice Kay; directed by Samuel Fuller.
11:45 a.m. – Gidget (1959), with Sandra Dee and James Darren; directed by Paul Wendkos.
1:30 p.m. – Sunday in New York (1963), with Jane Fonda and Rod Taylor; directed by Peter Tewksbury.
3:30 p.m. – The Best Man (1964), with Henry Fonda, Edie Adams and Lee Tracy; directed by Franklin J. Shaffner.
5:30 p.m. – PT 109 (1963), with Ty Hardin, James Gregory and Robert Culp; directed by Leslie H. Martinson.

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
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