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Robert Webber

Robert Webber

  • Born on
    • October 14th, 1924
  • Died on
    • May 19th, 1989
Over his 40-year career as one of Hollywood's veteran character actors, Robert Webber always marked his spot by playing all types of roles and was not stereotyped into playing just one kind of character. Sometimes he even got to play a leading role (see Hysteria (1965)). Webber first started out in small stage shows and a few Broadway plays and served a stint in the army before he landed the role of Juror 12 in 12 Angry Men (1957). He was also known for numerous war films, playing Lee Marvin's general in The Dirty Dozen (1967) or as real-life Admiral Frank J. Fletcher in Midway (1976). Webber's other best known movies include The Great White Hope (1970), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), 10 (1979) (as composer Dudley Moore's lyricist partner), Private Benjamin (1980), Wild Geese II (1985) and co-starring with Richard Dreyfuss and Barbra Streisand as prosecutor Francis McMillian in Nuts (1987). In 1989 he died of Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in Malibu, California, shortly after completing the 1988 TV production Something Is Out There (1988) (TV). He bore a resemblance to character actor Kevin McCarthy.

Starring Robert Webber on Plex

Filmography

Acting (28 Credits)

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1988Something Is Out There as Commissioner Estabrook
1987Nuts as Francis MacMillan
1985Wild Geese II as Robert McCann
1983Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land as Felix
1982The Final Option as General Ira Potter
1982Don't Go to Sleep as Dr. Cole
1982Wrong Is Right as Harvey
1981S.O.B. as Ben Coogan
1980Private Benjamin as Col. Clay Thornbush
197910 as Hugh
1978Casey's Shadow as Mike Marsh
1978Revenge of the Pink Panther as Philippe Douvier
1977The Choirboys as Deputy Chief Riggs
1976Midway as Admiral Jack Fletcher
1975Flatfoot in Hong Kong as Sam Accardo
1974Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia as Sappensly
1973Double Indemnity as Edward Norton
1971$ as Attorney
1970The Great White Hope as Dixon
1967Don't Make Waves as Rod Prescott
1967The Dirty Dozen as General Denton
1966Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round as Milo Stewart
1966The Silencers as Sam Gunther
1966Harper as Dwight Troy
1965Hysteria as Chris Smith
1965The Sandpiper as Ward Hendricks
195712 Angry Men as Juror 12
1950Highway 301 as William B. Phillips

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