Cliff Robertson, the Oscar-winning actor who died Saturday at age 88, had many Charleston connections.

His daughter, Stephanie Saunders, lives downtown. She couldn't immediately be reached by phone Sunday night.

Robertson was quite active in the Charleston social scene.

A 1997 column by Elsa McDowell called Robertson "a cheerleader for Charleston."

He was the emcee at a gala to raise money to restore the Hunley, the Civil War submarine.

He was the featured guest at a champagne supper gala to benefit the Charleston Ballet Theatre.

Robertson filmed "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" at various locations in South Carolina in 1990 and later wrote a positive essay about his experiences in the South.

He was best known for his 1963 role as John F. Kennedy in "PT-109."