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Encyclopedia > Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert

from the film Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
Birth name Edward Albert Heimberger
Born April 22, 1906(1906-04-22)
Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Died May 26, 2005 (aged 99)
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California
Resting place Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
Years active 1938 - 1997
Spouse(s) Margo (1945-1985)
Children Edward Albert
Maria Albert Zucht

Edward Albert Heimberger (April 22, 1906May 26, 2005) was a popular Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated American stage, film, character actor, gardener, and humanitarian activist, perhaps best known for playing Bing Edwards in the Brother Rat films, or for his role in the 1960s television comedy Green Acres. He was nominated for Oscars in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday and in 1973 for The Heartbreak Kid. In an acting career that spanned nearly seven decades, two of his better known lead television roles were Oliver Wendell Douglas on the popular 1960s sitcom, Green Acres, and Frank MacBride on the popular 1970s crime drama, Switch. He also had a recurring role as Carlton Travis on Falcon Crest, opposite Jane Wyman. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links EddieAlbertinSmashUp. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Rock Island is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pacific Palisades is a district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California, located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. ... Cemetery view looking South-East. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... See also: 1937 in film 1937 1939 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Margo. ... Edward Albert (also known as Edward Laurence Albert and occasionally Eddie Albert Jr. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... A gardener is any person involved in the growing and maintenance of plants, notably in a garden. ... Humanitarianism is the view that all people should be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve as human beings, and that advancing the well-being of humanity is a noble goal. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Brother Rat is a 1938 film starring Ronald Reagan, Eddie Albert, and Jane Wyman. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... This article is about the television series. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy. ... For other uses see The Heartbreak Kid The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 American film directed by Elaine May, written by Neil Simon, and starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, and Cybill Shepherd. ... Oliver Wendell Douglas was the major character in the 1960s CBS situation comedy Green Acres. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... This article is about the television series. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... Switch was an American action-adventure television series that was broadcast on the CBS network for three seasons between 1975 and 1978. ... Falcon Crest is an American primetime television soap opera which aired on the CBS network for nine seasons, from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. ... Jane Wyman (January 5, 1917[1]– September 10, 2007) was an Oscar, Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress. ...

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Early life

Edward Albert Heimberger was born on April 22, 1906 in Rock Island, Illinois. His year of birth was frequently shown as 1908, but this is incorrect. While many Hollywood figures have often given years of birth later than their true ones (in order to present themselves as being younger than they are), the motivation in this case was that Albert's parents were unmarried when Albert was born, but had married by 1908. His mother altered his birth certificate to 1908 at some point. Albert was the oldest of five children born to Christian German immigrants Frank Heimberger, a real estate agent, and Julia Heimberger, a homemaker. is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Rock Island is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Two homemakers. ...


Just one year after he was born, Albert and his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. They had a difficult time adjusting to life in the city, and tempers flared between Eddie and his family. When he was 6, he was forced to get his first job as a newspaper boy. During World War I, he was taunted as "the enemy" by his classmates in the third grade. At age 14, he enrolled at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he joined the school's Drama Department. His interests were restricted to the stage, but he had a strong appetite for reading—everything from philosophy to science. After graduation from high school in 1924, he entered The University of Minnesota where he majored in business, and subsequently looked for a business job. However, all that changed when the stock market crashed in 1929. He then took several odd jobs such as an amateur singer, a trapeze performer, an insurance salesman, and a nightclub singer. Minneapolis redirects here. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Central High School is one of the biggest high schools in Minnesota. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... In days leading up to Black Thursday the market was unstable. ...


Albert dropped his last name "Heimberger", because it was almost invariably mangled into "Hamburger", changing his name to Eddie Albert. In 1933, he traveled to New York City, where he co-hosted on the popular radio show, The Honeymooners - Grace and Eddie Show, which ran for three years. Due to his popularity on the radio show, in 1936 he was offered a film contract by Warner Bros.. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “WB” redirects here. ...


Career

In the 1930s Albert performed in Broadway stage productions, including Brother Rat, which opened in 1936. He had lead roles in Room Service (1937-1938) and The Boys from Syracuse (1938-1939). In 1936, Albert had also become one of the earliest television actors, performing live in RCA's first television broadcast, a promotion for their New York City radio stations. The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the World Depression. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Boys from Syracuse is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, based on William Shakespeares play, The Comedy of Errors, as adapted by librettist George Abbott, who also directed. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


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. His contract with Warner Bros. was abruptly terminated in 1941, purportedly because of an affair he was having with studio head Jack L. Warner's wife. (Warner had previously pulled him off a picture as it was being shot and kept him under contract for a period afterwards primarily as a way of preventing him from getting other work). The next year, he starred in On Your Toes, adapted for the screen from the Broadway smash by the "hot" playwright of the day Lawrence Riley et al. Another example of the pictures he was doing during this period is Treat 'Em Rough (1942) with William Frawley and Peggy Moran, in which he played a boxer called "the Panama Kid." A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... Brother Rat is a 1938 film starring Ronald Reagan, Eddie Albert, and Jane Wyman. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Jane Wyman (January 5, 1917[1]– September 10, 2007) was an Oscar, Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress. ... A cadet is a future officer in the military. ... “WB” redirects here. ... This article is about Jack Warner, the head of Warner Brothers. ... On Your Toes has two possible meanings. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Lawrence Riley (1896-1974) was a successful American playwright and screenwriter. ... Treat Em Rough (1942) is a movie about a boxer called the Panama Kid (Eddie Albert) who returns to his hometown with his trainer Hotfoot (William Frawley, who later played Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy) and valet Snake Eyes (Mantan Moreland) when his father (Lloyd Corrigan) is accused of... William Clement Frawley (February 26, 1887 – March 3, 1966) began in vaudeville and as a screen actor, with well over a hundred films to his credit, but gained greater fame as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy. ... Peggy Moran (October 23, 1918--October 24, 2002) was a cinegenic American film actress who appeared in 36 movies between 1938 and 1943. ...


World War II

Albert in the movie Attack!

Albert served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II. A genuine war hero, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, when, as a landing ship pilot, he rescued 70 wounded Marines while under heavy enemy machine-gun fire. He later described some of these events during a short interview in a segment of a program about the war, which appeared on the History Channel. Albert returned from the war a different actor with a darker screen persona, although it would take another ten years before he became better known to audiences. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... USN redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. ... Combatants  United States Empire of Japan Commanders Holland Smith Keiji Shibazaki  â€  Strength 35,000 troops 3,000 troops, 1,000 Japanese and 1,200 Korean laborers Casualties 1,001 killed 4,713 killed 17 Japanese and 129 Koreans captured Map of Tarawa Atoll Map of Betio, Tarawa Atoll The Battle... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... The History Channel is a cable television channel, dedicated to the presentation of historical events and persons, often with frequent observations and explanations by noted historians as well as reenactors and witnesses to events, if possible. ...


Prolific character actor

Since 1948, Albert enjoyed being both a popular and beloved character actor, and guest-starred in over 90 TV series. He made his guest-starring debut on an episode of The Ford Theatre Hour. This part led to other roles such as The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre, Suspense, Lights Out, Somerset Maugham TV Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, Studio One, Danger, The Philco Television Playhouse, The Phillip Morris Playhouse, Your Show of Shows, General Electric Theater, Front Row Center, and The Alcoa Hour, among others. He also starred as lawyer, Oliver Wendell Douglas, on Green Acres, a Spin-off of Petticoat Junction, in 1965. A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Your Show of Shows was a live sketch comedy television series appearing weekly in the United States, from 1950 until June 5, 1954, featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. ... General Electric Theater was a half-hour CBS television anthology broadcast every Sunday evening beginning February 1, 1953 and ending May 27, 1962. ... Oliver Wendell Douglas was the major character in the 1960s CBS situation comedy Green Acres. ... This article is about the television series. ... Petticoat Junction was an American situation comedy that was produced by Filmways, Inc. ...


Stage actor

The 1950s also saw a return to Broadway for Albert, including roles in Miss Liberty (1949-1950) and The Seven Year Itch (ran 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 did some Regional Theater. He performed at The Muny Theater in St. Louis, Mo. in roles like Harold Hill in The Music Man in 1966 and Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady in 1968. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Robert Preston Meservey (June 8, 1918 - March 21, 1987), better known as Robert Preston, was an Oscar-nominated American actor. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... The Muny is the largest and oldest outdoor theatre in the United States. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ...


1950s and 1960s movie career

Albert (right) with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (1953)
Albert (right) with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (1953)

The 1950s saw Albert appear in film roles, such as Lucille Ball's husband in The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) and a traveling salesman in Carrie (1952). He was nominated for his first Oscar as Best Supporting Actor with Roman Holiday (1953). In Oklahoma! (1955), he played a womanizing peddler, and in Who's Got the Action? (1962), he portrayed a lawyer helping his partner (Dean Martin) cope with a gambling addiction. He appeared in several military roles, including The Longest Day (1962), about the Normandy Invasion. The film Attack! (1956) provided Albert with his most serious role as a cowardly, psychotic Army captain whose behavior threatens the safety of his company, including a wounded lieutenant played by Jack Palance. In a similar vein he played a psychotic United States Army Air Force colonel in Captain Newman, MD, opposite Gregory Peck. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 - 20 January 1993) was an Academy Award and Tony Award winning Anglo-Dutch actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian. ... Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy. ... Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American comedian, actress and star of the landmark sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Heres Lucy. ... Carrie is a 1952 feature film based on the novel Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. ... Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy. ... Oklahoma! was the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (see Rodgers and Hammerstein). ... Whos Got the Action? is a 1962 movie comedy about a man suffering from an addiction to gambling, starring Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, and Walter Matthau. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. ... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Jack Palance (February 18, 1919 - November 10, 2006) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ...


Television series

Green Acres

In 1965, after turning down the lead roles in Mister Ed and My Three Sons, Albert was approached by producer Paul Henning to star in a new sitcom for CBS called, Green Acres. His character, Oliver Wendell Douglas, was a lawyer who wanted to leave his busy city life to enjoy a simple life as a farmer. Co-starring on the show was Eva Gabor, who had good chemistry with Eddie. Also starring on the show were a bunch of familiar actors (who are currently surviving stars after Albert's death in 2005): Frank Cady, who played the role of storekeeper Sam Drucker (also a recurring role on its parent show, Petticoat Junction); Sid Melton, who had a recurring role as the incompetent carpenter Alf Monroe; and Mary Grace Canfield, who also had a recurring role as Alf's sister, Ralph Monroe. Unfamiliar actor Tom Lester was cast in the role of Oliver's and Lisa's farmhand, Eb Dawson, who also called them his parents. The show was an immediate hit, achieving fifth place in the ratings in its first season. By 1971, Green Acres was still reasonably popular, but was cancelled when CBS decided to discontinue their lineup of rural-themed programs due to changing tastes and because they were sensitive to the fact that they had been disparagingly referred to in the press as the "Country Broadcasting System". Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy that first aired as a syndicated program on January 5, 1961 to July 2, 1961 and then on CBS from October 1, 1961 to February 6, 1966. ... My Three Sons was a situation comedy that ran from September 29, 1960 to August 24, 1972. ... Paul Henning (September 16, 1911 – March 25, 2005) was an American producer and writer, most famous for the successful sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, but was crucial in the development of several rural comedies for CBS. Henning was born on a farm and grew up in Independence, Missouri. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article is about the television series. ... Oliver Wendell Douglas was the major character in the 1960s CBS situation comedy Green Acres. ... For other persons named Gabor, see Gabor (disambiguation). ... Frank Cady Frank Cady (born September 8, 1915 in Susanville, California), is an American actor best known for his role as storekeeper Sam Drucker in the Green Acres and Petticoat Junction television series, which both ran at the same time in the 1960s. ... Sam Drucker (potrayed by actor Frank Cady) was the operator of the general store in Hooterville in the fictional world of the 1960s American sitcoms Petticoat Junction and Green Acres, created by Paul Henning. ... Petticoat Junction was an American situation comedy that was produced by Filmways, Inc. ... Sid Melton, (Born Sidney Meltzer on May 23, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor probably best known for his roles as incompetent carpenter Alf Monroe in the sitcom Green Acres and as Uncle Charlie Halper in Make Room for Daddy and its spin-offs. ... Mary Grace Canfield (born September 3, 1926, in Rochester, New York) is an American actress who often played the role of a romance-starved wallflower. ... Thomas Tom Lester (b. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China Rural areas (also referred to as the country, countryside) are settled places outside towns and cities. ...


Switch

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, about a retired police officer who chooses to work as a private detective with a former criminal. Co-starring on the show was another veteran movie, television star and a devoted fan of Albert's and another Universal contract player from Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica, Robert Wagner, who played Albert's TV ex-con man and friendly partner, Det. Pete T. Ryan, a very young unfamiliar actress, a third Universal contract player and another Los Angeles native, Sharon Gless (who previously co-starred on Marcus Welby, M.D.) as Frank's and Pete's classy and charismatic receptionist Maggie, and New York comedian Charlie Callas played the role of Pete's and Frank's restaurant owner, Malcolm Argos, who was a thief and con man, and the entire cast got along great with Albert. During its first season Switch was a hit. By late 1976, the show became more serious and traditional, as Switch's storylines turned into a crime drama, whose shows played second-only to: Hawaii Five-O, Kojak, McMillan and Wife, The Rockford Files, Police Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, among many other detective series. At the end of its third season in 1978, ratings were beginning to drop, and the show was cancelled after 70 episodes. Universal Television (a. ... Look up adventure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... Switch was an American action-adventure television series that was broadcast on the CBS network for three seasons between 1975 and 1978. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... For other persons named Robert Wagner, see Robert Wagner (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Sharon Marguerite Gless (born May 31, 1943) is an American actress, whos primarily on soap operas, movies and television. ... Marcus Welby, M.D. was a popular medical drama that aired on ABC from late September 1969 to May 1976. ... This article is about the state. ... Charlie Callas (born December 20, 1924) is a comedian and actor most commonly known for his work with Mel Brooks, Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin. ... The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which tries to demonstrate accurately the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... Hawaii Five-O is an American television series that starred Jack Lord and James MacArthur as detectives for a fictional Hawaii state police department. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... McMillan & Wife was a lighthearted American crime drama television series that aired on NBC from September 17th, 1971 to April 24th, 1977. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Police Woman was an American television police drama starring Angie Dickinson that ran from 1974 to 1978 on NBC. It is considered the first successful primetime drama to feature a female lead, and a female as a police officer. ... The Streets of San Francisco was a successful 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. ... Gumshoe redirects here. ...


Long before Wagner co-starred with Albert on Switch, he said of his idol and friend about a movie he watched as a mere eight-year-old, "The first impression I ever had of Eddie, when I was a kid and went to see 'Brother Rat', and he was absolutely fantastic in that picture. His humor and his wit and the things that he did were so profound for that time as they kept growing and growing." Robert also said during his tenure on Switch and how much he respected Eddie after years of watching his mentor's classic movies, "It was an interesting premise: I was always doing it in an illegitimate way and he was doing it in a legitimate way. He always was striving to do better and more and take another look at it, and approached it in a different way, and I learned a lot from him. He was one of the highlights of my life, because I liked him so much. We became friends as it was a much joyful experience." The following year, after the demise of Switch, Wagner would be reunited with Albert for one last time to star in The Concorde: Airport '79, before he went on to gain greater fame starring in the successful 1980s crime drama, Hart to Hart. In addition, Margo's death in 1985, grew Albert & Wagner very stronger, as he was one of the people to pass his condolences to the grief-stricken star, who lost his beloved wife. After the show's cancellation, Wagner kept in touch with him for the next 27 years until Albert's death. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which tries to demonstrate accurately the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... Hart to Hart is an American television series starring Switch alumnus, Robert Wagner as Jonathan Hart and Stefanie Powers as his wife Jennifer, who lived in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. ...


Later film work

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. Albert gained a huge kiddie audience after appearing as the gruff though soft-hearted Jason O'Day in the successful Disney film Escape to Witch Mountain in 1975. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of film or theatre professionals in recognition of the work of supporting and character actors. ... This article is about the 1974 film. ... Escape to Witch Mountain was originally a science fiction novel written by Alexander Key in 1968. ...


Albert was later reunited with former Switch co-star (Robert Wagner) in the movie The Concorde: Airport '79, and also appeared in such '80s films as How to Beat the High Co$t of Living (1980), Yesterday (1981), Take This Job and Shove It (1981), Goliath Awaits (1981 TV movie), Yes, Giorgio (1982), and as the president in Dreamscape (1984). His final film role was as the chairman in Head Office (1985). Electrical switches. ... For other persons named Robert Wagner, see Robert Wagner (disambiguation). ... How to Beat the High Co$t of Living is a 1980 comedy film, starring Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James and Jessica Lange. ... Look up yesterday in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Take This Job and Shove It is a song by Johnny Paycheck about the bitterness of a man who worked long and hard with no apparent reward. ... Yes, Giorgio is a 1982 musical/comedy starring Luciano Pavarotti. ... Dreamscape can refer to The movie Dreamscape The ‘dream world’ within a dream, also called a dreamscape. ... Head Office is a 1985 comedy film. ...


Later television work

In the mid-1980s, Albert was known for endorsing the popular public service message, the National Arbor Day Foundation, and was reunited with longtime friend and co-star of the Brother Rat and An Angel from Texas movies, Jane Wyman, in a recurring role as the villainous Carlton Travis in the popular 1980s soap opera, Falcon Crest. He also guest starred on a popular episode of the 80s television series, Highway to Heaven, and in 1990 he reunited with Eva Gabor for a Return To Green Acres. In 1993, he guest starred for several episodes on the popular ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital as Jack Boland. A public service announcement (PSA) or community service announcement (CSA) is a non-commercial advertisement typically on radio or television, ostensibly broadcast for the public good. ... Arbor Day is an American holiday that encourages the planting and care of trees. ... Jane Wyman (January 5, 1917[1]– September 10, 2007) was an Oscar, Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Falcon Crest is an American primetime television soap opera which aired on the CBS network for nine seasons, from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. ... Highway to Heaven is a television drama which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. ... For other persons named Gabor, see Gabor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ...


Hobbies and Activism

Albert's hobbies included boating, jogging, swimming, winemaking, beekeeping, sculpting, organic gardening and world travel. He was an outspoken environmental and humanitarian activist, supporting issues such as creating of gardens in inner cities. He was one of the first people to call for a ban on the pesticide DDT. Beekeeping, tacuinum sanitatis casanatensis (14th century) Honey seeker depicted on 6000 year old cave painting near Valencia, Spain Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, a bee) is the practice of intentional maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. ... For other uses: see DDT (disambiguation). ...


In 1969, he and his son (Edward Albert), sailed to Anacapa Island off the coast of California, to examine the effects of DDT on the pelican population. Edward Albert (also known as Edward Laurence Albert and occasionally Eddie Albert Jr. ... NASA satellite image of Anacapa Island Anacapa Island is a small volcanic island located about 14 miles (23 km) off the coast of Ventura, California, in Ventura County. ... For other uses, see Coast (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Albert helped to launch the first Earth Day in 1970, which was designated on April 22, partly in honor of his birthday. He was also a special consultant at the World Hunger Conference in Rome in 1974, and a director to the U.S. Commission on Refugees. Earth Day Flag. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Private life

Albert married actress María Marguerita Guadalupe Boldao y Castilla O'Donnell (better known by her stage name Margo) on December 5, 1945, and they remained together until her death of a brain tumor on July 17, 1985. For the Irish singer Margo ODonnell go to Margo (music). ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Eddie and Margo Albert lived in Pacific Palisades, California. Their home was described as unpretentious. It was a Spanish-style house on an acre of land with a cornfield in the front yard. Eddie grew organic vegetables in a greenhouse he had in the back yard, and fondly remembered how his parents had a "liberty garden" at home during the First World War.


The Alberts had two children, Edward and Maria.

  • Edward Albert (1951-2006) was an actor, musician, singer, and linguist. He put his acting career aside for eight years to care for his father in his last years. He died at age 55, only one year after his father.
  • His adopted daughter, Maria Albert Zucht, who is married and has one daughter, Mia, worked as her father's business manager.

Eddie Albert suffered from Alzheimer's disease in his last years. Although unusual for Alzheimer's patients, he exercised regularly until shortly before his death. Edward Albert (also known as Edward Laurence Albert and occasionally Eddie Albert Jr. ...


Death

On May 26, 2005, he died of pneumonia at the age of 99 at his home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California. He was interred at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, next to his wife, Margo and his Green Acres co-star Eva Gabor. Eddie's family was joined by many mourners at a private funeral, including Nanette Fabray, Shirley Jones, Jane Wyman, Robert Wagner, Charlie Callas, Sharon Gless, and several of Eddie's Green Acres co-stars, including Sid Melton, Mary Grace Canfield, and Frank Cady. Tom Lester did not attend the funeral due to other commitments (Eddie once stated that Tom Lester was his favorite actor and close friend).[citation needed] is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about human pneumonia. ... Pacific Palisades is a district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California, located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. ... Westwood is the name of the following locations in the United States: Westwood, California Westwood Village (in Los Angeles, California) Westwood, Iowa Westwood, Kansas Westwood, Boyd County, Kentucky Westwood, Jefferson County, Kentucky Westwood, Massachusetts Westwood, Michigan Westwood, Missouri Westwood, New Jersey Westwood Hills, Kansas Westwood Lakes, Florida Westwood Village Memorial... Memorial Park is the name of a park in Houston, Texas. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Nanette Fabray (born October 27, 1920 in San Diego, California) is an American actress. ... Shirley Jones, in a still from the opening credits of The Partridge Family Shirley Mae Jones (born March 31, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning singer and actress, perhaps best known for her role as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the television series The Partridge Family... Jane Wyman (January 5, 1917[1]– September 10, 2007) was an Oscar, Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress. ... For other persons named Robert Wagner, see Robert Wagner (disambiguation). ... Charlie Callas (born December 20, 1924) is a comedian and actor most commonly known for his work with Mel Brooks, Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin. ... Sharon Marguerite Gless (born May 31, 1943) is an American actress, whos primarily on soap operas, movies and television. ... Sid Melton, (Born Sidney Meltzer on May 23, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor probably best known for his roles as incompetent carpenter Alf Monroe in the sitcom Green Acres and as Uncle Charlie Halper in Make Room for Daddy and its spin-offs. ... Mary Grace Canfield (born September 3, 1926, in Rochester, New York) is an American actress who often played the role of a romance-starved wallflower. ... Frank Cady Frank Cady (born September 8, 1915 in Susanville, California), is an American actor best known for his role as storekeeper Sam Drucker in the Green Acres and Petticoat Junction television series, which both ran at the same time in the 1960s. ... Thomas Tom Lester (b. ...


Eddie Albert has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6441 Hollywood Boulevard. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Quotes

  • "I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people." (Source: IMDB.com)
  • "By the time I leave this Earth, I hope to have improved our relationships here and now, so that in the next generation my son, daughter and friends have my shoulders on which to stand, so it's easier to make their contribution." (Source: ABC News)
  • "I always thought I was a singer, but I really am not." (Source: BrainyQuote.com)
  • "Right now in California, we gain 40,000 new acres of desert every year, with all the building and the people coming in... housing going up like crazy." (Source: BrainyQuote.com)
  • Edward Jr. about his father: "With Papa, the thing that was most important was the quality of love and, almost equal to love, growth. Since I was little, he emphasized growth. That's something he passed on to me." (Source: Grandtimes.com)
  • "What's the most important thing in the world? It's love, and I look at that as an energy, not a sentiment." (Source: BrainyQuote.com)
  • On why he accepted the role on Green Acres: "Everyone gets tired of the rat race. Everyone would like to chuck it all and grow some carrots. It's basic. Sign me. I knew it would be successful. Had to be. It's about the atavistic urge, and people have been getting a charge out of that ever since Aristophanes wrote about the plebes and the city folk." (Source: IMDB.com)
  • When asked about delivering newspapers at an early age: "You throw a paper on the porch, but you don't sit down and have a talk...and that's where the real education comes from. And so I missed those best years and I find it difficult for me, in groups, to be comfortable. It's a little late to find that out." (Source: Grandtimes.com)

Filmography

Brother Rat is a 1938 film starring Ronald Reagan, Eddie Albert, and Jane Wyman. ... On Your Toes has two possible meanings. ... The Wagons Roll at Night is a 1941 circus film, starring Humphrey Bogart as travelling carnival owner Nick Coster, Sylvia Sidney as his girlfriend and Eddie Albert as a newcomer who falls in love with Nicks sister. ... Out of the Fog is a talk show aired on the Rogers Television community channel in St. ... Treat Em Rough (1942) is a movie about a boxer called the Panama Kid (Eddie Albert) who returns to his hometown with his trainer Hotfoot (William Frawley, who later played Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy) and valet Snake Eyes (Mantan Moreland) when his father (Lloyd Corrigan) is accused of... The Eagle Squadrons were Royal Air Force fighter squadrons formed during World War II from American volunteer pilots. ... Time Out of Mind is Bob Dylans critically-acclaimed comeback album, released in 1997. ... Unconquered (1947) was produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and released by Paramount. ... Every Girl Should Be Married is a 1948 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant and Betsy Drake. ... The Fuller Brush Girl is a 1950 slapstick comedy starring Lucille Ball and directed by Lloyd Bacon. ... Youre in the Navy Now is a Hollywood film released in 1951 by Twentieth Century Fox about the United States Navy in the first months of World War II. Its initial release was titled USS Teakettle. ... Carrie is a 1952 feature film based on the novel Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. ... Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy. ... Oklahoma! was the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (see Rodgers and Hammerstein). ... Ill Cry Tomorrow is a 1955 biographical film which tells the story of Lillian Roth, a Broadway star who rebels against the pressure of her domineering mother and reacts to the death of her fiance by becoming an alcoholic. ... The Teahouse of the August Moon is a 1956 motion picture comedy satirising the US occupation of Japan following the end of World War II. John Patrick adapted the screenplay from his own Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Broadway play of 1953. ... This article is about the novel. ... The Joker is Wild, starring Frank Sinatra and Jeanne Crain, is a 1957 movie which tells the story of Joe E. Lewis, a singer and comedian who was popular from the 1920s to the 1950s. ... Roots of Heaven is a film based on the novel by Romain Gary. ... Frasier, see Beloved Infidel. ... The Young Doctors is a 1961 film starring Ben Gazzara, Fredric March, Ina Balin, Eddie Albert, Phyllis Love, Aline MacMahon, George Segal and Dolph Sweet. ... Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City which carries northbound one-way traffic. ... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James... Whos Got the Action? is a 1962 movie comedy about a man suffering from an addiction to gambling, starring Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, and Walter Matthau. ... Miracle of the White Stallions is a 1963 film released by Walt Disney starring Robert Taylor and Eddie Albert as caretakers of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during WWII. Miracle of the White Stallions at the Internet Movie Database Categories: | | | | | | | | ... Captain Newman, M.D. is a 1963 film with Bobby Darin. ... 7 Women is a 1966 film starring Anne Bancroft. ... For other uses see The Heartbreak Kid The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 American film directed by Elaine May, written by Neil Simon, and starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, and Cybill Shepherd. ... This article is about the 1974 film. ... McQ is a 1974 crime/drama film starring John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, and Colleen Dewhurst. ... The Take is a Canadian documentary film released in 2004 by the wife and husband team of Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. ... Escape to Witch Mountain was originally a science fiction novel written by Alexander Key in 1968. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A moving violation is any violation of the law, committed by the driver of a vehicle, while it is in motion. ... How to Beat the High Co$t of Living is a 1980 comedy film, starring Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James and Jessica Lange. ... Look up yesterday in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Take This Job and Shove It is a 1981 movie, starring Robert Hays, Barbara Hershey, Art Carney, and David Keith, and directed by Gus Trikonis. ... The Act was a popular and critically acclaimed Norwegian rock band in the mid 1980s. ... Yes, Giorgio is a 1982 musical/comedy starring Luciano Pavarotti. ... Dreamscape was a 1984 science fiction film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David Lougherty. ... Stitches(1985) is a comedy film depicting the misadventures of three students in medical school. ... Head Office is a 1985 comedy film. ... Jargon used in the chemical manufacturing and petroleum refining industries. ... Brenda Starr is a comic strip about the title character, a glamorous, adventurous reporter. ... The Big Picture was a 1989 movie starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Christopher Guest. ... Thirtysomething (1987 – 1991) was a ground-breaking and award-winning American television drama created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for United Artists Television. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ...

References

  • Eddie Albert. Internet Broadway Database (IBDB). Retrieved on January 16, 2006.
  • Eddie Albert. Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved on January 16, 2006.

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NAME Heimberger, Edward Albert
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Eddie Albert
SHORT DESCRIPTION American actor
DATE OF BIRTH April 22, 1906
PLACE OF BIRTH Rock Island, Illinois
DATE OF DEATH May 26, 2005
PLACE OF DEATH Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California

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Green Acres : Edward Albert : tvland.com (238 words)
Eddie Albert was born Edward Albert Heimberger on April 22, 1908 in Rock Island, Ill. He attended the University of Minnesota, and worked at a variety of jobs (including as a circus trapeze artist) before becoming an actor.
A biography highlight, during WWII Albert served in the United States Navy as a junior officer, and in 1943 he was awarded the Bronze Star with a combat 'V' for rescuing 70 Marines during the battle of Tarawa.
Albert has a bit of Oliver Douglas in him; he was eating health foods long before it became the fashion, planted gardens in the front and back yards of his California home, and would often bring fresh vegetables to the set of Green Acres to hand out to the cast and crew.
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