Robert Webber


Actor
Robert Webber

About

Also Known As
Robert L Webber
Birth Place
Santa Ana, California, USA
Born
October 14, 1924
Died
May 19, 1989
Cause of Death
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclersosis

Biography

Character player, often of suave, insidious types, who entered film in 1951 and received attention for his role in Sidney's Lumet's "Twelve Angry Men" (1957). A prolific actor, Webber had performed over 400 TV roles by the early 1960s alone. Webber appeared primarily in action films and intrigues, though he ended his career in several succesful farces ("10" 1979, "Private Benjamin" 1980,...

Family & Companions

Del Webber
Wife

Biography

Character player, often of suave, insidious types, who entered film in 1951 and received attention for his role in Sidney's Lumet's "Twelve Angry Men" (1957). A prolific actor, Webber had performed over 400 TV roles by the early 1960s alone. Webber appeared primarily in action films and intrigues, though he ended his career in several succesful farces ("10" 1979, "Private Benjamin" 1980, "S.O.B." 1981).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Ladies (1987)
Nuts (1987)
The Assassin (1986)
In Like Flynn (1985)
Colonel Harper
Wild Geese II (1985)
No Man's Land (1984)
Will Blackfield
Getting Physical (1984)
Starflight One (1983)
Shooting Stars (1983)
Don't Go To Sleep (1982)
Dr Cole
The Final Option (1982)
Not Just Another Affair (1982)
Wrong Is Right (1982)
S.O.B. (1981)
Ben Coogan
Sunday Lovers (1981)
Henry Morrison
The Two Lives of Carol Letner (1981)
Editor Lemmons
Tous Vedettes (1980)
Private Benjamin (1980)
10 (1979)
The Streets of L.A. (1979)
Courage Fuyons (1979)
Revenge of The Pink Panther (1978)
Philippe Douvier
Casey's Shadow (1978)
Madame Claude (1977)
L'Imprecateur (1977)
The Choirboys (1977)
Midway (1976)
Death Stalk (1975)
Hugh Webster
Murder or Mercy (1974)
Dr Eric Stoneman
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Double Indemnity (1973)
Edward Norton
Pacific Challenge (1973)
Narration
Cutter (1972)
Meredith
$ (1971)
Attorney [Mr. Las Vegas]
Thief (1971)
James Calendar
The Great White Hope (1970)
Dixon
The Big Bounce (1969)
Bob Rogers
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
General Denton
The Hired Killer (1967)
Clint Harris
Don't Make Waves (1967)
Rod Prescott
Harper (1966)
Dwight Troy
The Silencers (1966)
Sam Gunther
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)
Milo Stewart
The Third Day (1965)
Dom Guardiano
The Sandpiper (1965)
Wardrobe Hendricks
Hysteria (1965)
Chris Smith
The Stripper (1963)
Ricky Powers
The Nun and the Sergeant (1962)
Sergeant McGrath
12 Angry Men (1957)
Juror 12
Highway 301 (1950)
William B. Phillips

Cast (Special)

Judgment Day (1981)
Charles Egan
The Paradine Case (1962)
Andre Latour
Full Moon Over Brooklyn (1960)
Dawes

Cast (Short)

A Statue for "The Sandpiper" (1965)
Himself

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Something Is Out There (1988)
Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" (1977)

Life Events

1946

Hitchhiked to New York to become an actor

1948

Broadway debut (a bit part) in "Two Blind Mice"

1951

Film debut (as a gangster) in "Highway 301"

Photo Collections

12 Angry Men - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from 12 Angry Men (1957), starring Henry Fonda. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

10 -- (1979) - I Forgot My Tutu Remarkable exchange, candid in the extreme but with language no longer socially acceptable, Dudley Moore as top Hollywood composer George, working in Malibu with his gay professional partner Hugh (Robert Webber), tangling over the latter’s lover (Walter George Alton), in writer-director Blake Edwards’ 10, 1979.
10 -- (1979) - How Do You Feel About 42? Opening director Blake Edwards’ original screenplay, Dudley Moore in his breakthrough role, as illustrious Hollywood composer George, feted at the Malibu home of his professional partner Hugh (Robert Webber), with his long-term significant other, Julie Andrews as Samantha, in 10, 1979, co-starring Bo Derek.
Silencers, The (1966) - This Is Mrs. Helm Now in Phoenix, coaxed from retirement to investigate a scheme to sabotage a nuclear test, secret agent Matt Helm (Dean Martin, in his debut in the spy-comedy series) meets Stella Stevens as clumsy and under-clothed Gail, his colleague Tina (Daliah Lavi) soon arriving, Robert Webber on the poolside keyboard, in The Silencers, 1966.
S.O.B. (1981) - Thank God I'm Not A Surgeon With the Malibu friends of producer Felix Farmer (Richard Mulligan), suicidal after a huge flop, Robert Preston as doc Finegarten, Robert Webber as press agent Bert, William Holden director Culley, and director Blake Edwards’ daughter Jennifer as hitch-hiker Lila, early in S.O.B., 1981.
Don't Make Waves (1967) - California Welcomes You The title song composed to order by Jim McGuinn and Chris Hillman and performed by their band The Byrds (also the flip-side of their single “Have You Seen Her Face”), and director Alexander Mackendrick’s introduction of leads Tony Curtis and, at a distance, Claudia Cardinale, from Don’t Make Waves, 1967.
Don't Make Waves (1967) - Smell The Picture? Evening at the Malibu home of flighty Italian painter Laura (Claudia Cardinale), who earlier in the day destroyed the car (and pants) owned by baffled tourist Carlo (Tony Curtis), she’s supposed to be finding her insurance documents, in the MGM beach farce Don’t Make Waves, 1967.
12 Angry Men (1957) - Lucky To Get A Murder The end of director Sidney Lumet's opening scene in the jury room, one take running over six minutes, Jack Klugman, Ed Begley, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Robert Webber, Henry Fonda, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, George Voscovec among the speakers, from 12 Angry Men, 1957.
12 Angry Men - You Got Any Kids? Juror 3 (Lee J. Cobb) is letting out some of his feelings about kids, in the face of Juror 8 (Henry Fonda) voting not guilty, others (E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Ed Begley, Martin Balsam) contributing, in Sidney Lumet's Angry Men, 1957.
Don't Make Waves (1967) - Give Him Some Air! Out-of-towner Carlo (Tony Curtis) who, although innocent, was sent to sleep on the Malibu beach by the sugar-daddy of artist Laura (Claudia Cardinale), whom he hardly knows, wakes up and meets locals including surfer Sharon Tate, bawdy directing by Alexander Mackendrick, in Don’t Make Waves, 1967.
S.O.B. (1981) - Make An Armadillo Smile Still no one has noticed the dead guy on the beach, during the birthday party for nobody at the home of suicidal, sedated producer Felix (Richard Mulligan), Robert Preston as chatty doc Finegarten, William Holden as director Culley, de facto host, in Blake Edwards’ satire S.O.B., 1981.
Dirty Dozen, The (1967) - I'm Volunteering England, 1944, General Worden (Ernest Borgnine), with aides Denton, Armbruster and Kinder (Robert Webber, George Kennedy, Ralph Meeker) briefing the steely Major Reisman (Lee Marvin), all before the opening credits, in Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen, 1967.
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974) - What Do You Want To Hear? Director Sam Peckinpah introduces his leading man, Warren Oates as low-life pianist Bennie, somewhere in Mexico, as improbable American thugs Robert Webber and Gig Young arrive, hunting the title character on behalf of their local “jefe” boss, in Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia, 1974.

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Family

Robert Webber
Father
Merchant seaman.

Companions

Del Webber
Wife

Bibliography