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Robert Webber

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.

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Oct 14, 1924 In Santa Ana, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Highway 301 1950-12-01
Latest Project:
Movie Something Is Out There 1988-05-08
Known For
Movie Something Is Out There Commissioner Estabrook 1988-05-08
Movie The Ladies Jerry 1987-06-26
Movie Nuts Francis MacMillan 1987-11-20
Movie Assassin Calvin Lantz 1986-03-19
Movie Answers Ted Talbot (Segment "Twinkle, Twinkle") 1985-01-01
Movie Half Nelson 1985-03-24
Movie In Like Flynn Col. Harper 1985-08-14
Movie Wild Geese II Robert McCann 1985-10-18
Movie Getting Physical Hugh Gibley 1984-03-20
Movie No Man's Land Will Blackfield 1984-05-27
Movie Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land Felix 1983-02-27
Movie Shooting Stars Woodrow Norton 1983-07-28
Movie Wrong Is Right Harvey 1982-04-16
Movie Who Dares Wins General Ira Potter 1982-08-26
Movie Not Just Another Affair Professor Wally Dawson 1982-10-01
Movie Don't Go to Sleep Dr. Cole 1982-12-10
Movie S.O.B. Ben Coogan 1981-07-01
Movie The Two Lives of Carol Letner Ed Leemans 1981-10-14
Movie All Stars Harry Stabling 1980-01-16
Movie Sunday Lovers Henry Morrison (segment "The French Method") 1980-10-31
Movie Private Benjamin Col. Clay Thornbush 1980-10-06
Movie Gardenia Tony Caruso 1979-05-05
Movie 10 Hugh 1979-10-04
Movie The Streets of L.A. Ralph Salkin 1979-11-13
Movie Courage - Let's Run Charley 1979-10-17
Movie Casey's Shadow Mike Marsh 1978-01-01
Movie The Young Runaways Fred Lockhart 1978-05-28
Movie The French Woman Howard 1977-05-11
Movie Death Steps in the Dark Inspector 1977-02-17
Movie The Choirboys Deputy Chief Riggs 1977-12-23
Movie The Accuser Le cadre américain 1977-09-07
Movie Midway Admiral Jack Fletcher 1976-06-18
Movie Squadra antifurto Mr. Douglas 1976-10-29
Movie Death Stalk Hugh Webster 1975-01-21
Movie The Dangerous Mission Sergeant John Lewis 1975-04-22
Movie Murder or Mercy Dr. Eric Stoneman 1974-04-10
Movie Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Sappensly 1974-08-07
Movie Double Indemnity Edward Norton 1973-10-13
Movie Cutter Meredith 1972-01-26
Movie Macédoine Sanderberg 1971-01-01
Movie $ Attorney 1971-12-15
Movie Thief James Calendar 1971-10-09
Movie The Great White Hope Dixon 1970-10-11
Movie The Movie Murderer Karel Kessler 1970-02-02
Movie Hauser's Memory Dorsey 1970-11-24
Movie The Big Bounce Bob Rodgers 1969-03-05
Movie Manon 70 Ravaggi 1968-02-21
Movie Every Man Is My Enemy Tony Costa 1967-01-01
Movie Don't Make Waves Rod Prescott 1967-06-20
Movie The Dirty Dozen General Denton 1967-06-15
Movie The Silencers Sam Gunther 1966-02-18
Movie Harper Dwight Troy 1966-02-22
Movie Hired Killer Clint Harris 1966-03-25
Movie Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Milo Stewart 1966-10-12
Movie The Sandpiper Ward Hendricks 1965-06-23
Movie Hysteria Chris Smith 1965-04-01
Movie The Third Day Dom Guardiano 1965-08-04
Movie The Stripper Ricky Powers 1963-06-19
Movie The Nun and the Sergeant Sgt. McGrath 1962-01-01
Movie 12 Angry Men Juror 12 1957-04-10
Movie Highway 301 William B. Phillips 1950-12-01
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