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  • Clifton Webb

    Born on November 19, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana

awards & nominations

Sitting Pretty (1948)

Clifton Webb as "Lynn Belvedere"

Overworked parents Tacey (Maureen O'Hara) and Harry King (Robert Young) have three rambunctious sons and no time for themselves. So they place an ad for a live-in nanny, which is answered by one Lynn Belvedere, who they assume is a woman. The Kings are soon shocked when they discover that Lynn is actually a man (Clifton Webb). Reluctantly, they hire him anyway and are pleased when he proves a success. Unfortunately, the addition of another adult man to the house troubles the neighbors.

Academy Award (1948) Nominated Best Actor

The Razor's Edge (1946)

Clifton Webb as "Elliott Templeton"

An American fighter pilot, Larry Darrell (Tyrone Power), returns from World War I sickened by the violence and fighting he has witnessed. In search of meaning, he travels to Paris, where he tries to live modestly. However, this leads Larry's fiancée, the status-seeking Isabel Bradley (Gene Tierney), to break off the engagement. But Isabel returns to Larry's life when he becomes romantically involved with Sophie (Anne Baxter), a troubled alcoholic recovering from tragedy.

Academy Award (1946) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1946) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Laura (1944)

Clifton Webb as "Waldo Lydecker"

In one of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) in her fashionable apartment. On the trail of her murderer, McPherson quizzes Laura's arrogant best friend, gossip columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) and her comparatively mild fiancé, Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price). As the detective grows obsessed with the case, he finds himself falling in love with the dead woman.

Academy Award (1944) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

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