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Cliff Roberston lit up the screen in 54 feature films, 1956-2007

Cliff Roberston lit up the screen in 54 feature films, 1956-2007

By Susan DeMaggio

Staff Writer

Actor Cliff Roberston spent his 88 years in many different real-life roles. He was a reporter in Ohio, a playwright, a World War II veteran, an aviator, director and a reluctant Hollywood whistleblower.

In this account of the 1977 scandal by Sean O'Neal at

www.avclub.com

, it all began when Robertson received a note from the IRS regarding a $10,000 check he had supposedly cashed, with Robertson soon discovering that his signature had been forged.

Despite being warned not to press the matter by many in the industry,...

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