Eddie Albert

Eddie Albert

After his guest-starring role on "Extreme Ghostbusters" (1997), he retired from acting at age 91.

Also presided over a game show and two variety shows in the early 1950s.

An avid environmentalist, he shared his concerns on TV on the "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) and "Today" (1952) shows and lectured everywhere from high schools and industrial conventions. He produced films to aid in campaigns against pollution. He also helped to launch the very first "Earth Day" on April 22, 1970, his birthday.

Attended the University of Minnestoa where he studied drama.

Because of his his early work with environmental causes and groups, when International Earth Day was created, it was decided it must be held on April 22 because that was his birthday.

Before he was a successful actor, he almost did everything at an early age, from working as a newspaper boy to that of an insurance salesman.

Before he was a successful actor, he was also a soda jerk and a singer in a pop band.

Began his career as a contract player for Warner Bros. in 1936.

Best remembered by the public for his starring role as the big-city lawyer turned farmer Oliver Wendell Douglas in "Green Acres" (1965).

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 5-7. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

Born at 11:30 am-PST.

Buried not too far from his "Green Acres" (1965) co-star Eva Gabor at Westwood Memorial in Los Angeles, California.

Classmate (Minneapolis Central High School, 1926) of actress Ann Sothern, then known as Harriette Lake.

Father of actor Edward Albert and Maria Albert Zucht. Two granddaughters.

Father was a real estate agent.

Father-in-law of actress Katherine Woodville.

Founder of City Children's Farms, a program for involving inner-city children in farming, and the Eddie Albert Trees Foundation.

Graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1924.

Grandfather of Thais Albert.

He and his wife Margo, a Mexican actress/singer, whom he married after the war, had a nightclub act.