Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb in Laura trailer.jpg
from the trailer for the film Laura (1944).
Born Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck
November 19, 1889(1889-11-19)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Died October 13, 1966(1966-10-13) (aged 76)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Years active 1917–62

Clifton Webb (November 19, 1889 – October 13, 1966) was an American actor, dancer, and singer known for his Oscar-nominated roles in such films as Laura, The Razor's Edge, and Sitting Pretty.[1] In the theatrical world he was known for his appearances in the plays of Noël Coward, notably Blithe Spirit, as well as career on Broadway in a number of very successful musical revues.



  1. Regarding Webb's birthdate, although The New York Times states "Clifton Webb was born Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck, in Indianapolis, IN, in 1891 (his date of birth was falsified during his lifetime and pushed up by several years, and some sources list the real year as 1889)", the U.S. Census of 1900 gives his birth year as 1889. That date is also on his grave marker; see
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