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Eddie Albert

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from the film Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman, 1947

Source: Wikipedia

Eddie Albert was an American actor, gardener, humanitarian, activist and World War II veteran. In an acting career that spanned nearly seven decades, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday and again in 1973 for The Heartbreak Kid. Among his other well-known roles are Bing Edwards in the "Brother Rat" films, Oliver Wendell Douglas in the popular 1960s television situation comedy Green Acres and Frank MacBride in the 1970s crime drama Switch. He also had a recurring role as Carlton Travis on Falcon Crest opposite Jane Wyman.

Fact file

  • Born: Edward Albert Heimberger April 22, 1906 Rock Island, Illinois, USA
  • Died: May 26, 2005 (aged 99) Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California
  • Allegiance: United States of America
  • Service/branch: United States Navy
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Battles/wars: Battle of Tarawa
  • Awards: Bronze Star
  • Other work: Actor
  • Years active: 1938–1997
  • Spouse(s): Margo (1945–1985)

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Biz tunes up Earth Day message
Variety, 2010-04-16 16:00:00
H'w'd and D.C.: Hollywood tests tweaked delivery methods for Earth Day initiatives -- Ever since Eddie Albert, the star of "Green Acres," gave a series of speeches tied to the first Earth Day in 1970, a day that also was his birthday, Hollywood has been inextricably linked to the celebration ...

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