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Mabel Albertson

Mabel Albertson

Born in Essex Co. and died in Los Angeles Co., daughter of Russian Jewish immigrant parents Leopold Albertson, a shoemaker born in Russia on 14 May 1880, and wife (married in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, 25 Dec 1900) Flora Kraft, born in Russia on 25 Dec 1879 and died in Los Angeles Co., CA, 30 Jun 1955, who married secondly in Lynn, Essex Co., MA, 1 June 1910 Alexander Eliss Ehrlich, a barber born in Russia 5 Aug 1884 and died in Los Angeles Co., CA, 26 Jan 1973.

Former mother-in-law of Cloris Leachman.

Her first husband Harold Austin Ripley (Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT, 1908 - 1987) was the son of William Chauncey Ripley (b. Montague, Franklin Co., MA, 1879) and wife Ella May (b. 1882). They had a daughter Patricia Ripley, married, and a son George Howe Ripley.

Mother of George Englund.

Often erroneously described as a sister of actor Frank Albertson. Mabel Albertson and her actor brother Jack Albertson were born and raised in Massachusetts to Russian immigrants. Their mother's maiden name was Kraft. Frank Albertson was a native of Minnesota, raised there and in Washington, by parents of Irish heritage. His mother's maiden name was Healy.