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Job Actor, gardener, humanitarian, activist
Years active 1938-97
Known for Light lead, hero's friend or comedy relief; Oliver Wendell Douglas on Green Acres
Top Roles Capt. McLean, Harry Proctor / 'Old' Joe, Bob Carter, Austin Mack, Ali Hakim
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, War, Film Adaptation, Musical
Top TopicsBook-Based, World War II, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Glen Campbell, Jack Nicholson, Byron Haskin  see more..

Eddie Albert Overview:

Legendary actor, Eddie Albert, was born Edward Albert Heimberger on Apr 22, 1906 in Rock Island, IL. Albert appeared in over 200 film and TV roles. His best known films include Brother Rat (Feature Film Debut playing 'Bing' Edwards), Roman Holiday (as Gregory Peck's photographer friend Irving Radovich), The Longest Day (as Col. Thompson), and Oklahoma (as Ali Hakim, a Persian peddler). On TV, Eddie Albert most famously starred in the popular and zany sitcom Green Acres as lawyer-turned-farmer Oliver Wendell Douglas. The series ran from 1965 to 1971. He also appeared as Oliver Wendell Douglas periodically in the 'sister' TV series Petticoat Junction. (source: Annmarie Gatti). Albert died at the age of 99 on May 26, 2005 in Pacific Palisades, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

MINI BIO:

Friendly and solid-built leading man turned character actor, Eddie Albert started his show business career in such diverse occupations as radio singer and trapeze artist. He became a stage actor in light comedy roles in his late twenties. His Broadway success in Brother Rat led him to repeat his role in the 1938 film. He was mainly seen as a light lead, hero's friend or comedy relief until the 1950s, but after his Oscar nomination for Roman Holiday he began to attempt a wider range of roles. Continuing to offer solid, thoughtful performances, even in 'forgettable' films, he was further nominated for an Oscar in The Heartbreak Kid. He married actress Margo (Maria Castilla) in 1945. The actor Edward Albert (born 1951) is their son.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Albert was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best Supporting ActorRoman Holiday (1953)Irving RadovichNominated
1972Best Supporting ActorThe Heartbreak Kid (1972)Mr. CorcoranNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

BlogHub Articles:

Go West, !

By Rick29 on Jan 28, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Daniel Bone. I fully expected The Dude Goes West (1948) to be a knock-off of Bob Hope's Paleface movies. To my surprise, it turned to be a bright, original Western comedy that opts for clever humor instead of broad gags. stars as a Daniel Bone, a Brooklyn gunsmith who ... Read full article


Go West, !

By Rick29 on Jan 28, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Daniel Bone. I fully expected The Dude Goes West (1948) to be a knock-off of Bob Hope's Paleface movies. To my surprise, it turned to be a bright, original Western comedy that opts for clever humor instead of broad gags. stars as a Daniel Bone, a Brooklyn gunsmith who ... Read full article


Mini Tribute:

By Annmarie Gatti on Apr 23, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born April 22, 1906 ! appeared in over 200 film and TV roles, including Roman Holiday, Oklahoma and The Longest Day. Perhaps Albert’s most famous role was on TV sitcom Green Acres as lawyer-turned-farmer Oliver Wendell Douglas! Eva Gabor and as Lisa and O... Read full article


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Eddie Albert Quotes:

Irving Radovich: Hit him again, Smitty!


Texas Jack Barton: Man alive! Where did a DUDE learn to shoot like that?
Daniel Bone: I told you. I'm a gunsmith. How would I know if I fixed a gun right if I couldn't shoot?


Ken Conway: I'm gonna have a baby!
Steve Nelson: I told you you had talent.


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His son, Edward Albert Jr., died just over a year after his father, from lung cancer.

Father was a real estate agent.

In high school, he joined the Drama Department.

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