Clifton Webb

Clifton Webb

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Clifton Webb was born on Nov 19, 1889 in USA. Clifton Webb's big-screen debut came with New Toys directed by John S. Robertson in 1925, strarring Tom Lawrence. Clifton Webb is known for The Man Who Never Was directed by Ronald Neame, Clifton Webb stars as Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu and Gloria Grahame as Lucy Sherwood. Clifton Webb has got 4 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Clifton Webb achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Clifton Webb plays is Satan Never Sleeps which will be released on Mar 23, 1962.

Already trained in dance and theater, he quit school at age 13 to study music and painting. By 19 he was a professional ballroom dancer in New York, and by his mid-twenties he was performing in musicals, dramas on Broadway and in London, and in silent movies. His first real success in film came in middle age as the classy villain Waldo Lydecker in Laura (1944), followed by the part of Elliott Templeton in Le fil du rasoir (1946) - both of which won him Oscar nominations. His priggish Mr. Belvedere in a series of films was supposedly not far removed from his fastidious, finicky, fussy, abrasive and condescending real-life persona. He was inseparable from his overbearing mother Maybelle, with whom he lived until her death at 91, six years before his own death. The recent success of Titanic (1997) created brief interest due his having appeared with Barbara Stanwyck in the 1953 version of the story. He is interred at Abbey of the Psalms, Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now known as Hollywood Forever).

  • Birthday

    Nov 19, 1889
  • Place of Birth

    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Known For


4 wins & 4 nominations

Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
Laurel Awards
Top Male Comedy Performance
Winner - Golden Laurel
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