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Oscar-Winning Actor Cliff Robertson Dies at 88

Cliff Robertson

Cliff Robertson, who won an Oscar for playing mentally disabled man in the 1968 film Charly and later played Ben Parker in the Spider-Man films, has died. He was 88.

Robertson died of natural causes on Saturday in Long Island, one day after his 88th birthday, Evelyn Christel, Robertson's secretary for 53 years, told The Associated Press.

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Besides his Oscar-winning role in Charly — which was adapted from Daniel Keyes' short novel, Flowers for Algernon, and told the story of a mentally disabled man who becomes a genius after medical treatment — Robertson is also remembered for playing President John F. Kennedy in 1963's PT-109. The film... read more

Practice Alum Faces More Legal Dramas

Kelli Williams, Murder on Pleasant Drive

With a title like Murder on Pleasant Drive, you can just tell that this Lifetime movie (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET) is going to delve into something twisted. Based on a harrowing true story, Murder stars The Practice's Kelli Williams as Deanna Whelen, a single mom whose own mother mysteriously vanishes from her New Jersey home shortly after she begins dating a man named — get this — John Smith ( read more

Goodbye McDreamy… hello ...

Question: Goodbye McDreamy… hello McSteamy! Eric Dane is hot! Can you give us any info about him and how long he plans on sticking around?

Answer: Would you believe that no one at Grey's Anatomy will tell me?! So let's change the subject: In the new Details, Shonda Rhimes revealed that Rob Lowe was her first choice to play McDreamy. Shocking, no? He had to turn it down because of his commitment to Lyon's Den. I never thought I'd write these words, but thank god for Lyon's Den!

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Premiered: September 28, 2003, on NBC
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Premise: An idealistic lawyer (and son of a senator) takes over the reins at a shark-infested D.C. firm following the mysterious death of its managing partner, though he would rather be doing pro-bono work at a legal clinic. Despite a terrific ensemble cast (built around `West Wing' alum Rob Lowe) and plenty of intrigue, the series was an early casualty of the fall 2003 season.


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