Cliff Robertson

Memories of Cliff Robertson: How Being Humble Helps Your Life


04 Aug 2022 | 1 | by kjh

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Cliff Robertson was a prolific actor who worked in film, television, and theatre. He worked with Jane Fonda in “Sunday in New York,” Joan Crawford in “Autumn Leaves,” and Robert Redford in “Three Days of the Condor.”  He won an Academy Award for the movie, “Charly” in 1968.  He also played Uncle Ben in the movie, “Spiderman” with Tobey Maguire.

Despite the success in many aspects of his life, Cliff Robertson remained humble throughout his life.  When asked about his marriage to Dina Merrill, he had nothing but good things to say.  He was a devoted father.  Before his passing at 88 years old, he seemed content to live unobtrusively and he was surrounded by close friends.  He told one of his interviewers how much he liked his pet cat though the interviewer was looking for a much juicier story about his life.

Jeff Boss is an entrepreneur who writes about leadership and performance in business.  One might think that being successful means being loud and boastful.  But in his research, he found quite the opposite.  Humble people are still self-efficacious; they just don’t feel the impetus to boast about themselves but instead, let their actions speak for their ideals. 

Here are the traits of a humble person:
They’re Situationally Aware
They Retain Relationships
They Make Difficult Decisions With Ease
They Put Others First
They Listen
They Take Time To Say “Thank You”
They Accept Feedback
They Ask For Help

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1 year ago

I lived in La Jolla, CA where Cliff Robertson grew up. Everyone was so proud to say that he was from La Jolla.

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