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Robert Webber

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Robert Webber

Born

10/14/1924, Santa Ana California, USA

Died

5/17/1989

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Well-known American character player, often cast as suave smoothies who are not too pleasant. His first film work was in 1951, but TV mostly occupied him in the 50s; he had a star role in Tennessee Williams's "Period Of Adjustment" on Broadway in 1960 and thereafter film roles…more

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  • Actor of incredible presence. Invested every role with real heart and believability.

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    Robert Webber acted in over 130 film and television roles in a career that spanned four decades.



    His movie credits included '12 Angry Men,' 'Hysteria,' 'The Dirty Dozen,' 'The Great White Hope,' 'Double Idemnity' and 'Nuts,' among many more. His television performances were equally significant, with such standouts as 'Highway 301,' 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents,' 'Naked City,' 'Banacek,' 'The Outer Limits,' 'McMillan and Wife' and 'Moonlighting.'



    Some of his common roles included policemen, military officers and father figures, although he was never pigeonholed and enjoyed a varied group of themes over time.



    Webber served with the Marines during World War II.



    He passed away in 1989, aged 65, due to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).



    Robert Webber's acting reflected his persona in real life: commanding strength and intellect that made him impossible to forget.moreless