1 Biographical Movie |
10 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
1 Article |
2 Pictorials |
36 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
The only line that's wrong in William Shakespeare
is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art.
Son of William Brooks Clift and wife Ethel Anderson Fogg, an illegitimate daughter of Woodbury Blair by Maria Latham Anderson, both of whom had Dutch American ancestry. Woodbury Blair was the son of Montgomery Blair, after whom his great-grandson received his middle name, and wife Mary Elizabeth Woodbury, daughter of Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), US Supreme Court, and wife Elizabeth Wendell Clapp.
Often played emotionally tortured men