Eddie Albert

Born Apr 22, 1906

Edward Albert Heimberger, known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, and in 1973 for The Heartbreak Kid. Other well-known screen roles of his include Bing Edwards in the Brother Rat films, traveling salesman Ali Hakim in the musical Oklahoma!, and the corrupt prison warden in 1974's The Longest Yard.… Read More

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1906 Birth Edward Albert Heimberger was born in Rock Island, Illinois, on April 22, 1906, the oldest of the five children of Frank Daniel Heimberger, a realtor, and his wife Julia Jones.
1908 2 Years Old His year of birth is often given as 1908, but this is incorrect. … Read More


1926 20 Years Old Finishing high school in 1926, he entered the University of Minnesota, where he majored in business. … Read More
1933 27 Years Old He moved to New York City in 1933, where he co-hosted a radio show, The Honeymooners - Grace and Eddie Show, which ran for three years. … Read More


1936 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1930s, Albert performed in Broadway stage productions, including Brother Rat, which opened in 1936. … Read More
1938 - 1942 2 More Events
1943 37 Years Old He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for his actions during the invasion of Tarawa in November 1943, when, as the pilot of a Coast Guard landing craft, he rescued 47 Marines who were stranded offshore (and supervised the rescue of 30 others), while under heavy enemy machine-gun fire. … Read More
1945 39 Years Old Albert married Mexican actress Margo (née María Margarita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O'Donnell) in 1945. … Read More


1947 - 1948 2 More Events
1952 46 Years Old Albert's first television series was Leave It to Larry, a CBS sitcom that aired in the 1952-1953 season, with Albert as Larry Tucker, a shoe salesman who lives with his young family in the home of his father-in-law and employer, played by Ed Begley. … Read More
1953 47 Years Old Albert had his own daytime variety program, The Eddie Albert Show, on CBS television in 1953. … Read More
1954 48 Years Old Beginning June 12, 1954, Albert was host of Saturday Night Revue, which replaced Your Show of Shows on NBC. … Read More


In 1964, Albert guest-starred in "Cry of Silence", an episode of the science fiction television series The Outer Limits. … Read More
1965 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, Albert was approached by producer Paul Henning to star in a new sitcom for CBS called Green Acres. … Read More


1968 - 1971 3 More Events
1972 66 Years Old In 1972, Albert resumed his film career and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an overprotective father in The Heartbreak Kid (1972), and delivered a memorable performance as an evil prison warden in 1974's The Longest Yard.
1975 69 Years Old In a lighter vein, Albert portrayed the gruff though soft-hearted Jason O'Day in the successful Disney film Escape to Witch Mountain in 1975. … Read More
1985 79 Years Old Margo Albert died from brain cancer on July 17, 1985. … Read More
1990 84 Years Old He also guest-starred on an episode of the '80s television series Highway to Heaven, as well as Murder, She Wrote, and in 1990, he reunited with Eva Gabor for a Return To Green Acres.
1993 87 Years Old In 1993, he guest-starred for several episodes on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital as Jack Boland, and also made a guest appearance on the Golden Girls spin-off The Golden Palace the same year. … Read More
2005 99 Years Old Eddie Albert died of pneumonia on May 26, 2005, at the age of 99 at his home in Pacific Palisades. … Read More
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