Clifton Webb


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Birth Name: Clifton Webb
Born: 11/19/1891
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 10/13/1966

Clifton Webb was born Webb Parmelee Hollenback in Indianapolis, IN on Nov. 9, 1889. Webb's mother, Maybelle Parmelee, was a Southern belle whose family had relocated from Kentucky to Indiana in 1880. Nurturing artistic ambitions since her own childhood, Maybelle performed in local plays and at public readings. Her artistic yearnings thwarted by motherhood, Maybelle (who had changed her name from the more prosaic Mabel) expressed a desire to make of her only child an actor or dancer - a notion that did not sit well with Webb's father, Jacob Hollenbeck, an employee of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. Though many of the details of Webb's early life remained sketchy, the records showed tha... Continue Bio >>


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