Webb, Clifton

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Name
Webb, Clifton Gender: M
Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck
born on 19 November 1889
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°39' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif



Clifton Webb (from the trailer for the film "Laura," 1944)

Biography

American actor, dancer, and singer known for his Oscar-nominated roles in such films as Laura, The Razor's Edge, and Sitting Pretty. He was known for his stage appearances in the plays of Noël Coward, notably Blithe Spirit, as well as appearances on Broadway in a number of very successful musical revues. For his highly praised role as the elitist Elliott Templeton in The Razor's Edge (1946) he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Webb never married and had no children. He lived with his mother until her death at age 91 in 1960, leading Noël Coward to remark, apropos Webb's grieving, "It must be terrible to be orphaned at 71." Actor Robert Wagner, who co-starred with Webb in the films Stars and Stripes Forever and Titanic and considered the actor one of his mentors, stated in his memoirs, Pieces of My Heart: A Life, that "Clifton Webb was gay, of course, but he never made a pass at me, not that he would have."

Because of health problems, Webb spent the last five years of his life as a recluse at his home in Beverly Hills, California, eventually succumbing to a heart attack on 13 October 1966 at the age of 76. He is interred alongside his mother.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Clifton Webb has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • (has as) protégé relationship with Wagner, Robert (born 10 February 1930)

Events

  • Work : Prize 1947 (Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor)
  • Death of Mother 1960

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites Marion County, Indiana, birth records quoted in the biography Sitting Pretty: The Life and Times of Clifton Webb by Clifton Webb and David L. Smith (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2011), p. xx.

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Penfield for 19 November 1896, 23:30; speculative birth time.

Starkman rectified to 23.25.56 CST Asc 1Vir53'

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage and film)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Tenor)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Hollywood Walk of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor)