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GOOD MORNING: Neither Dina Merrill nor hubby Cliff Robertson is upset about her omission from society’s Blue Book this year. “It’s ridiculous,” she says. “I’ve been working in this business a long time — maybe they just found out about it.” Wonder what the blue bloods would have thought if they knew the Robertsons just wound a “Batman” seg, his second as Shame, her first, as Calamity Jan … Robertson winds three days of “Charly” filming here. This film, a retarded adult’s love story, has been kept fairly quiet — intentionally. Admits Robertson, ‘I’ve been told not to say much” … (2008 Update: Dina laughed when I read her the above. She’s the daughter of High Society’s late Marjorie Merriweather Post and Edward F. Hutton. And she has appeared in more than 100 films, TV, B’way drama and musicals. She is married to Ted Hartley and they attended the Academy’s Oscar viewing in N.Y.’s Hotel Carlyle on Sunday. She says she is always “looking for” another showbiz outing and is talking to Bob Nederlander to put “The Name” on Broadway. She did it in East Hampton … Cliff Robertson is in L.A. this week, having appeared at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater for a panel discussion on Joan Crawford with whom he’d appeared in his second film, the 1956 “Autumn Leaves.” Robertson won the Oscar, presented in 1969, for “Charly,” the film that set the precedent for serious-themed contemporary movies to follow. He was not on hand to receive his “Charly” Oscar — he was filming “Too Late the Hero” with Michael Caine in the Philippines … Robertson survived two years of inactivity when David Begelman forged (and cashed) a studio check made out to Robertson … Robertson is also an award-winning aviator and is in the Aviation Hall of Fame. When I asked if he plans acting in more films, he answered with the classic, “I’m ready when you are, C.B.”

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