Clifton Webb

November 19, 1889 – October 13, 1966

Clifton Webb was already a 20+ year veteran of the Broadway stage – where he starred in memorable classics like As Thousands Cheer, Blithe Spirit and the Gershwins‘ Treasure Girl – when he landed his first major film role in 1944’s noir classic, Laura, opposite Gene Tierney. Webb’s portrayal of the charismatic newspaperman in the film earned him his first of three Academy Award nominations. He went on to co-star in a number of successful movies, most notably playing the FIRST screen version of the fictional nanny Mr. Belvedere in a series of three movies from 1948-1951. Clifton was gay and therefore never married or had children. He was close friends with playwright/actor Noël Coward – appearing in a number of his productions – and a young Robert Wagner considered him a mentor. Following the death of his mother in 1960, Webb spent the remaining years of his life in deteriorating health and as a recluse. He died of a heart attack in his Beverly Hills home at the age of 76.

Burial

Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Abbey of the Psalms Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Peace; enter the Sanctuary of Peace to the left (south) of the main doors of the mausoleum, Clifton is buried on the left 2 rows up, 5 spaces past the side corridor on the left-hand side.

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