Mini Tribute: Eddie Albert

Born April 22, 1906 Eddie Albert!

Eddie Albert 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!

Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor on Green AcresEva Gabor and Eddie Albert as Lisa and Oliver Wendell Douglas on Green Acres

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But more than that:

Eddie Albert militaryEddie Albert was awarded the Bronze Star for rescuing 70+ wounded Marines while under heavy enemy machine-gun fire during WWII Tarawa invasion.

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And more than that:

Eddie AlbertEddie Albert was also a social and environmental activist: Meals for Millions special envoy; World Hunger Conference consultant; founded City Childrens Farms; founded World Trees Foundation; was National Recreation and Park Association trustee; and the US Dept of Energy advisory board member…

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Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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