Best of 2011

A Farewell to the Stars We Lost This Year

From Elizabeth Taylor to Amy Winehouse, we pay tribute to the people whose lives touched us all

CLIFF ROBERTSON

During an acting career that spanned more than 60 years, Robertson scooped a Best Actor Oscar for the 1968 drama Charly. He was reintroduced to audiences three decades later as Tobey Maguire's kindly Uncle Ben Parker in the recent Spider-Man trilogy. Described as "a loving father, devoted friend, dedicated professional and honorable man" by his daughter Stephanie Saunders, the actor passed away from natural causes at his home in Stony Brook, NY, on Sept. 10, just one day after his 88th birthday.