Biography in "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pages 6-7. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 10-12. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard.
He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea.
In 1976, he became the eighth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Supporting Actor, The Subject Was Roses (1968). Tony: Best Supporting Actor, "The Subject Was Roses", 1965. Emmy: Best Actor-Comedy Series, "Chico and the Man" (1974).
Nominated for the 1973 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Sunshine Boys".
One of only eight actors to have won both the Tony and the Oscar for the same role on stage and film. The others are Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956) ), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Joel Grey (Cabaret (1972)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), and José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)).
Won the 1965 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "The Subject was Roses".
Younger brother of Mabel Albertson.