Eddie Albert
Actor
Eddie Albert
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.
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Nether Regions 08.23.11: 7 Women - 411mania.com
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They also have a teacher and his pregnant wife, Charles (Eddie Albert) and Florrie Pether (Betty Field). For a group that has lived under the tight shift of Miss Andrews, none of the other women are accustomed to Cartwright, who uses profanity,
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Rallying the base - Concord Monitor
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Or, as Eddie Albert put it, "Doing the best you can with those idiot Republicans in Washington." Albert, 75, of Keene, said he would support Obama in the next election. So will Sally Kelly. "We still like Obama," said Kelly, a former state
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THE DVD SHELF: "A Connecticut Yankee," "Desert Song," "Four Weddings and a ... - Playbill.com
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Most prominent among the charms is the performance of Eddie Albert as Martin, that Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court. Albert was in his prime, having just finished filming Oklahoma! — in which he played the peddler Ali Hakim; this was preceded
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Five Things to Know Today - Patch.com
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There is a screening of "Roman Holiday," starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert at 7:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre. We're always looking for local blogs to feature on Clearwater Patch. Have an opinion? Contact editor Jared Leone and let
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TCM celebrates Lucille Ball's 100th birthday with Aug. 6 Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
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The film, a spinoff of sort from Red Skelton's 1948 vehicle, The Fuller Brush Man, centers around Sally Elliot and her fiance' Humphrey Briggs (Eddie Albert). Hoping to buy their first home, Sally lands a job selling cosmetics door to door
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'Supernatural' Interview: Mark Sheppard on Demons, Spoilers and Bad Guys - BuddyTV
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Doctor Zachary Smith, you know, Lost in Space... and the other one, which is my favorite, which is Eddie Albert in Green Acres, which is the last sane man in the universe. The only person who's going, "Does nobody get this?" And I think Crowley has a
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Political Disconnect with Disastrous Financial Implications - SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)
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Reminds me of the peddler Ali Hakim, played by Eddie Albert, in the musical Oklahoma. Hakim's goals are to sell his goods at the best price possible and cozy up to unsuspecting pretty girls like Ado Annie. Some would say this is just the free market at
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TCM celebrates a star-a-day with Summer Under The Stars; first up, Marlon Brando - Examiner.com
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The film also co-stars Eddie Albert and Harry Morgan as Sgt. Gregovich. Of course years later, Morgan would once again play a comedic military man as Colonel Potter in M*A*S*H. As for Brando's role in The Teahouse of the August Moon, he plays a young
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The Greatest Hollywood Director You May Never Have Heard Of - Huffington Post (blog)
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Eddie Albert is his photographer friend, who shares Peck's explosive secret. Off-screen, Peck was so convinced Hepburn would win an Oscar that he insisted she share top billing with him, a rare gesture of professional generosity
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Wilmington on Movies: Zookeeper - Movie City News
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(He should study some slick old Eddie Albert movie villains.) But if you spend most of the movie absorbed in Griffin's love life, as this movie almost forces you to, instead of, say, having Griffin spend more time fighting to save his friends at the
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What's happening - Hornell Evening Tribune
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This film version of Rogers and Hammerstein's 1943 Broadway musical has timeless songs and a cast including Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert and James Whitmore. This library-sponsored movie is free and open to the general public
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DVD Extra: John Garfield at the Warner Archive, Part 2 - New York Post (blog)
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Lloyd Bacon's "Miss Grant Takes Richmond'' (1949) co-starring William Holden, S. Sylvan Simon's "Her Husband's Affairs'' (1947) with Franchot Tone, Bacon's "The Fuller Brush Girl'' (1950) with Eddie Albert and the Supercinecolor "The Magic Carpet''
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Bears set up den at the fair - Warren Tribune Chronicle
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They starred in 1961's "Two Little Bears," with Eddie Albert, 1963's "The Incredible Journey," 1965's "Those Callaways" with Brian Keith, and they saw TV time on "Lassie," "The Beverly Hillbillies," "The I Love Lucy Show," and "National Velvet
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UNGER UPFRONT: The Muny: a classic St. Louis summer treat - STLtoday.com
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My personal childhood recollections include Muny shows with big stars in them, such as Eddie Albert in "My Fair Lady," Pernell Roberts in "Camelot," Jerry Orbach in "Promises, Promises," and too many others to remember. I saw Richard Kiley (the "we
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I See a Biography of RC "Doc" Anderson in Your Future - The Chattanoogan
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Eddie Albert, who starred in the movie “Oklahoma” and on television in “Green Acres,” frequently consulted with Mr. Anderson. The March 19, 1972 Chattanooga News-Free Press told of the visit of actor Denver Pyle (Briscoe Darling on “Andy Griffith” and
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DVD Review: The Gun Runners - Inside Pulse
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The studio had no problem adapting the story a third time with Audie Murphy and Eddie Albert for The Gun Runners in 1958. The Gun Runners differs from To Have and Have Not since it's no longer about Martinique. The new destination is Cuba just before
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DUI arrests: Baldwin County Corrections Center, Fairhope, Orange Beach, - Press-Register - al.com (blog)
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May 24, Eddie Albert Young, 18, of Foley was charged with DUI-alcohol. May 24, Jimmy Dale Kinard, 42, of Lillian was charged with DUI-alcohol. May 24, Robert Randall Aaron, 58, of Bay Minette was charged with DUI-alcohol. May 24, Andrew Michael Lukasii
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eddie Albert
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  • 2005
    Age 98
    Eddie Albert died of pneumonia on May 26, 2005, at the age of 99 at his home in Pacific Palisades.
    More Details Hide Details He was interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, next to his late wife and close to his Green Acres co-star Eva Gabor. Albert's son, Edward Jr. (1951–2006), was an actor, musician, singer, and linguist/dialectician. Edward Jr. died at age 55, one year after his father. He had been suffering from lung cancer for 18 months. For contributions to the television industry, Eddie Albert was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6441 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • 1993
    Age 86
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Eddie Albert's wife, the Mexican actress Margo, was well known in Hollywood for her far-left political leanings. Though not herself a Communist, Margo was well-acquainted with several members of the American Communist Party. As a result, in 1950, Albert's name was published in "Red Channels", an anti-Communist pamphlet that sought to expose purported Communist influence within the entertainment industry. By 1951, those identified in "Red Channels" were blacklisted across much or all of the movie and broadcast industries unless they cleared their names, the customary requirement being that they testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Additional hearings in 1951-52 generated the bulk of the blacklist, which was then used by the industry on both coasts to control who was hired. In addition, the 1950 publication "Red Channels" listed 151 suspects, and hearings on a smaller scale continued through the decade. Friendly witnesses included actors Lloyd Bridges, Lee J. Cobb, Gary Cooper, Robert Montgomery, Ronald Reagan, and Robert Taylor; studio heads Walt Disney, Louis B. Mayer, and Jack L. Warner; and director Elia Kazan (whose compliance generated controversy over honoring him in the 1990s). Among the hundreds named were Eddie Albert, Richard Attenborough, Lucille Ball (who testified but satisfied the committee without naming others), Will Geer, Charlie Chaplin, Howard da Silva, Lee Grant, Lillian Hellman, Kim Hunter, Norman Lloyd, Arthur Miller, Zero Mostel, Dorothy Parker, Paul Robeson, and Lionel Stander.
  • 1990
    Age 83
    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.
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  • 1985
    Age 78
    Margo Albert died from brain cancer on July 17, 1985.
    More Details Hide Details The Alberts lived in Pacific Palisades, California, in a Spanish-style house on an acre of land (4,000 square meters) with a cornfield in front. Albert grew organic vegetables in a greenhouse and recalled how his parents had a "liberty garden" at home during World War I. Eddie Albert was left-handed. Albert suffered from Alzheimer's disease in his last years. His son put his acting career aside to care for his father. Despite his illness, Albert exercised regularly until shortly before his death.
  • 1975
    Age 68
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Albert appeared in such 1980s films as How to Beat the High Co$t of Living (1980), Yesterday (1981), Take This Job and Shove It (1981), Goliath Awaits (1981 television film), Rooster (1982 television film), and Yes, Giorgio (1982), and as the US President in Dreamscape (1984). His final feature film role was a cameo appearance in The Big Picture (1989). In the mid-1980s, Albert was reunited with longtime friend and co-star of the Brother Rat and An Angel from Texas films, Jane Wyman, in a recurring role as the villainous Carlton Travis in the popular 1980s soap opera Falcon Crest.
  • 1972
    Age 65
    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.
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  • 1971
    Age 64
    In 1971, Albert guest-starred in a season-one Columbo episode called "Dead Weight" with special guest star Suzanne Pleshette as a retired US Marine Corps major general from the Korean War who shot his adjutant to cover up a quid pro quo contracting scheme.
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  • 1970
    Age 63
    Albert was also a director of the U.S. Council on Refugees and participated in the creation of Earth Day and spoke at its inaugural ceremony in 1970.
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  • 1968
    Age 61
    In 1968, he voiced Myles Standish in the Rankin/Bass Animated TV special The Mouse on the Mayflower.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 58
    In 1965, the year that Green Acres premiered, Albert served as host/narrator for the telecast of a German-American made-for-television film version of The Nutcracker, which was rerun several times and is now available as a Warners Archive DVD.
    More Details Hide Details The host sequences and the narration, all included on the DVD, were especially filmed for English-language telecasts of this short film (it was only an hour in length, and cut much from the Tchaikovsky ballet).
    In 1965, Albert was approached by producer Paul Henning to star in a new sitcom for CBS called Green Acres.
    More Details Hide Details His character, Oliver Wendell Douglas, was a lawyer who left the city to enjoy a simple life as a farmer. Co-starring on the show was Eva Gabor as his urbanite, spoiled wife. The show was an immediate hit, achieving fifth place in the ratings in its first season. After a four-year-absence from the small screen, and upon reaching age 69 in 1975, Albert signed a new contract with Universal Television, and starred in the popular 1970s adventure/crime drama Switch for CBS, as a retired police officer, Frank McBride, who goes to work as a private detective with a former criminal he had once jailed. In its first season, Switch was a hit. By late 1976, the show had become a more serious and traditional crime drama. At the end of its third season in 1978, ratings began to drop, and the show was canceled after 70 episodes.
  • 1964
    Age 57
    Albert was cast as Charlie O'Rourke in the 1964 episode "Visions of Sugar Plums" of the NBC education drama series, Mr. Novak, starring James Franciscus.
    More Details Hide Details Bobby Diamond, formerly of the Fury series, also appeared in this episode.
    Also in 1964, he guest-starred as a government agent in the pilot episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea entitled "Eleven Days to Zero".
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    In 1964, Albert guest-starred in "Cry of Silence", an episode of the science fiction television series The Outer Limits.
    More Details Hide Details Albert played Andy Thorne, who along with his wife Karen (played by June Havoc), had decided to leave the city and buy a farm (a recurring theme in Albert's career). They find themselves lost and in the middle of a deserted valley where they come under attack by a series of tumbleweeds, frogs, and rocks.
  • FORTIES
  • 1954
    Age 47
    Beginning June 12, 1954, Albert was host of Saturday Night Revue, which replaced Your Show of Shows on NBC.
    More Details Hide Details The 9:00-10:30 pm (Eastern Time) program also featured Ben Blue and Alan Young and the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra.
  • 1953
    Age 46
    Albert had his own daytime variety program, The Eddie Albert Show, on CBS television in 1953.
    More Details Hide Details Singer Ellen Hanley was a regular on the show. A review in Broadcasting magazine panned the program, saying, "Mr. Albert with the help of Miss Hanley, conducts an interview, talks a little, sings a little and looks all-thumbs a lot."
  • 1952
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He guest-starred on various series, including ABC's The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, as well as the Westinghouse Studio One series (CBS, 1953–54), playing Winston Smith in the first TV adaptation of 1984, by William Templeton.
  • 1948
    Age 41
    From 1948 on, Albert guest-starred in nearly 90 television series.
    More Details Hide Details He made his guest-starring debut on an episode of The Ford Theatre Hour. This part led to other roles such as Chevrolet Tele-Theatre, Suspense, Lights Out, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, Studio One, Philco Television Playhouse, Your Show of Shows, Front Row Center, The Alcoa Hour, and in dramatic series The Eleventh Hour, The Reporter, and General Electric Theater. In 1959, Albert was cast as businessman Dan Simpson in the episode "The Unwilling" of the NBC Western series Riverboat. In the story line, Dan Simpson attempts to open a general store in the American West despite a raid from pirates on the Mississippi River who stole from him $20,000 in merchandise. Debra Paget is cast in this episode as Lela Russell; Russell Johnson is Darius, and John M. Picard is uncredited as a river pirate. The 1950s also had a return to Broadway for Albert, including roles in Miss Liberty (1949–1950) and The Seven Year Itch (1952–1955). In 1960, Albert replaced Robert Preston in the lead role of Professor Harold Hill, in the Broadway production of The Music Man. Albert also performed in regional theater. He created the title role of Marc Blitzstein's Reuben, Reuben in 1955 in Boston. He performed at The Muny Theater in St. Louis, reprising the Harold Hill role in The Music Man in 1966 and playing Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady in 1968.
  • 1947
    Age 40
    After the war, he continued to appear in leading roles, including 1947's Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman, opposite Susan Hayward.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1945
    Age 38
    Albert married Mexican actress Margo (née María Margarita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O'Donnell) in 1945.
    More Details Hide Details Albert and Margo had a son, Edward Jr., also an actor, and adopted a daughter, Maria, who became her father's business manager.
  • 1943
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During the war years, Albert returned to films, starring in ones such as The Great Mr. Nobody, Lady Bodyguard, and Ladies' Man, as well as reuniting with Reagan and Wyman for An Angel from Texas and co-starring with Humphrey Bogart in The Wagons Roll at Night.
  • 1942
    Age 35
    On September 9, 1942, Albert enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and was discharged in 1943 to accept an appointment as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
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  • 1938
    Age 31
    In 1938, he made his feature-film debut in the Hollywood version of Brother Rat with Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman, reprising his Broadway role as cadet "Bing" Edwards.
    More Details Hide Details The next year, he starred in On Your Toes, adapted for the screen from the Broadway smash by Rodgers and Hart. Prior to World War II, and before his film career, Albert had toured Mexico as a clown and high-wire artist with the Escalante Brothers Circus, but secretly worked for U.S. Army intelligence, photographing German U-boats in Mexican harbors.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 29
    In 1936, Albert had also become one of the earliest television actors, performing live in one of RCA's first television broadcasts in association with NBC, a promotion for their New York City radio stations.
    More Details Hide Details Performing regularly on early television, Albert wrote and performed in the first teleplay, The Love Nest, written for television. Done live (not recorded on film), this production took place November 6, 1936, and originated in Studio 3H (now 3K) in the GE Building at Rockefeller Center (then called the RCA Building) in New York City and was broadcast over NBC's experimental television station W2XBS (now WNBC). Hosted by Betty Goodwin, The Love Nest starred Albert, Hildegarde, The Ink Spots, Ed Wynn, and actress Grace Brandt. Before this time, television productions were adaptations of stage plays.
    In the 1930s, Albert performed in Broadway stage productions, including Brother Rat, which opened in 1936.
    More Details Hide Details He had lead roles in Room Service (1937 - 1938) and The Boys from Syracuse (1938 - 1939).
  • 1933
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At the show's end, he was offered a film contract by Warner Bros.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1926
    Age 19
    Finishing high school in 1926, he entered the University of Minnesota, where he majored in business.
    More Details Hide Details When he graduated, he embarked on a business career. However, the stock market crash in 1929 left him essentially unemployed. He then took odd jobs, working as a trapeze performer, an insurance salesman, and a nightclub singer. Albert stopped using his last name professionally, since it invariably was mispronounced as "Hamburger".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Age 1
    His year of birth is often given as 1908, but this is incorrect.
    More Details Hide Details His parents were not married when Albert was born, and his mother altered his birth certificate after her marriage. When he was one year old, his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Young Edward secured his first job as a newspaper boy when he was only six. During World War I, his German name led to taunts as "the enemy" by his classmates. He studied at Central High School in Minneapolis and joined the drama club. His schoolmate Harriet Lake (later known as actress Ann Sothern) graduated in the same class.
  • 1906
    Born
    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.
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