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Clifton Webb

Clifton Webb



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Also Known As: Died: October 13, 1966
Born: November 19, 1891 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...


"Mr. Webb, whose theatrical career spanned more than half a century, was known for his impeccable diction and his elegant taste in clothes. He was credited with having introduced into the American man's wardrobe such items as the white messcoat dinner jacket, the double-breasted vest and the red carnation boutonniere."--"New York Times" obituary, October 15, 1966

"Off-screen, Webb was no less a fascinating character, madly devoted to his mother Maybelle with whom he traveled everywhere, and in the best social circles (later drawing some parallels to the Violet and Sebastian characters drawn by Tennessee Williams in 'Suddenly, Last Summer'.) They were by all odds the closest mother-and-son act in show business, so much so that when Maybelle died in 1960, Webb--then nearly--70--moped so long and frantically, Noel Coward began referring to him as 'the world's oldest living orphan.'"--Robert Osborne ("Hollywood Reporter", November 19, 1991)

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