Who died on this date:
On October 13, 1966, actor Clifton Webb died. He was born on November 19, 1889 in Beech Grove, Indiana. He is best known for his Oscar nominated roles in such films as Laura, The Razor’s Edge and Sitting Pretty. Webb was a Broadway mainstay between 1913 and 1947, the tall and slender performer who sang in a clear, gentle tenor, appeared in 23 Broadway shows. Webb was in his mid-fifties when he was chosen to play the elegant but evil radio columnist Waldo Lydecker, who is obsessed with Gene Tierney’s character in the 1944 film noir, Laura. The never married Webb lived with his mother until her death at age ninety-one in 1960. Because of health problems, Webb spent the last five years of his life as a recluse at his home in Beverly Hills. He died from a heart attack on October 13, 1966 and is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.