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Eddie Albert

Mostly Credited As: Eddie Albert
Sometimes Credited As: Eddie Albert Sr.
Eddie Albert Heimberger

Birth Name: Edward Albert Heimberger
Date Of Birth: April 22, 1906 (Age 99)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Rock Island, Illinois
Date Of Death: May 26, 2005
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia (Pacific Palisades, California)
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Eddie Albert


A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his most memorable roles was as the cowardly, glory-seeking company commander in Robert Aldrich's World War 2 film, Attack (1956). Eddie Albert's television career is the earliest of any other performer. It began years before electronic television was introduced to the public. In June of 1936 Eddie appeared in RCA/NBC's first private live performance for their radio licensees in New York City. This was very early experimental all electronic television system. Due to the primitive nature of these early cameras it was necessary for him to apply heavy make-up and endure tremendous heat from studio lighting. The basic makeup was green toned with purple lipstick for optimal image transmission by RCA's iconoscope pick up cameras. Since television was experimental Eddie applied his own make-up and even wrote the script for this performance. His co-star was Grace Brandt.

Best known as the constantly flabbergasted Oliver Douglas in the surreal TV sitcom "Green Acres" (1965-71), the seemingly ageless, all American Albert flew on the circus trapeze and gave song recitals, before settling on acting as a career. Debuting in the military-academy comedy Brother Rat (1938), he immediately won attention with his pleasant manner and effortless comic touch. Under contract to Warner Bros. he costarred in Brother Rat and a Baby, Four Wives (both 1939), A Dispatch From Reuters (1940), Four Mothers and The Wagons Roll at Night (both 1941). After wartime duty, his career was slow to restart, but in the 1950s he found a niche in second leads that enabled him to shift from affable comedic types to heavies and back again. He even snared an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in William Wyler's Roman Holiday (1953). And he was especially effective as the cowardly Army officer in Attack! (1956). Other major credits in that fruitful decade: Carrie (1952), Oklahoma! (as Ali Hakim), I'll Cry Tomorrow (both 1955), The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956), and The Sun Also Rises (1957). Albert's latter-day film roles emphasized his menacing, waspish (and WASP-ish) side, as seen in his memorable performances in The Heartbreak Kid (1972, picking up his second Oscar nomination as Cybill Shepherd's father) and The Longest Yard (1974, as a ruthless prison warden). He's also appeared in his share of exploitation quickies, including The Devil's Rain (1975), a horror flick much beloved of so-bad-it's-good cultists. His latest is The Girl From Mars (1991). In 1990 he reunited with Eva Gabor for an unmemorable TV reunion movie, Return to Green Acres In the 1950s he was involved in the production of nontheatrical films, and has long been an active crusader for environmental causes. Albert married exotically beautiful actress Margo Lost Horizon, The Leopard Man in 1945; their son Edward Albert (born 1951), a promising leading man in the early 1970s who debuted opposite Goldie Hawn in Butterflies Are Free (1972), still acts in films and on TV.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Word (US) (1978)As: Ogden Towery
Switch (1975)As: Frank MacBride
Benjamin Franklin (1974)As: Benjamin Franklin (Part 2)
Tony Awards (1967)As: Himself (Co-Host 1976)
Green Acres (1965)As: Oliver Wendell Douglas
General Hospital (US) (1963)As: Jack Boland #1 (1993)
Leave It to Larry (1952)As: Larry Tucker
The Dr. Seuss ShowAs: Narrator, The Once-Ler, Background Characters, Chorus -- [Voice]
Episode Cast Credits 

Spider-Man (1994) (1994) 
  Partners In Danger (5): Partners 04x05: (May/03/1997) Voiced  Adrian Toomes/Old Vulture 
  Neogenic Nightmare (13): Shriek of the Vulture (1) 02x13: (Feb/17/1996) Voiced  Adrian Toomes/Old Vulture 

The Golden Palace (1992) 
  Say Goodbye, Rose 01x17: (Feb/12/1993) As Bill Douglas 

The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) 
  Touch of Petulance 05x06: (Oct/12/1990) As The Man 

thirtysomething (1987) 
  Elliot's Dad 02x10: (Feb/28/1989) As Charlie Weston 

The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) 
  Dream Me a Life 03x05: (Oct/22/1988) As Roger Simpson Leeds 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  The Body Politic 04x22: (May/08/1988) As Jackson Lane 

Falcon Crest (1981) 
  Man Hunt 07x08: (Nov/20/1987) As Carlton Travis 
  Sweet Revenge 07x07: (Nov/13/1987) As Carlton Travis 
  New Faces 07x06: (Nov/06/1987) As Carlton Travis 

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington 03x11: (Dec/03/1986) As Corky McCorkindale 

Hotel (1983) 
  Pathways 03x04: (Oct/16/1985) As MacDonald "Mack" Erickson 

Simon & Simon (1981) 
  Pirate's Key (2) 02x14: (Jan/20/1983) As Judge Elliott Morris Taylor 
  Pirate's Key (1) 02x13: (Jan/20/1983) As Judge Elliott Morris Taylor 

The Fall Guy (1981) 
  The Fall Guy (2) 01x02: (Nov/04/1981) As John Cramer, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Fall Guy (1) 01x01: (Nov/04/1981) As John Cramer, [Special Guest Stars]

Tony Awards (1967) 
  The 30th Annual Tony Awards 10x01: (Apr/18/1976) As Himself (Co-Host) 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  The O'Jays / The Sweet (on Video) / Eddie Albert 19x19: (Jan/24/1976) As Himself 

Here's Lucy (1968) 
  Lucy Gives Eddie Albert the Old Song and Dance 06x06: (Oct/15/1973) As Himself 

McCloud (1970) 
  The Park Avenue Rustlers 03x03: (Dec/24/1972) As Roy Erickson 

Columbo (1971) 
  Dead Weight 01x05: (Oct/27/1971) As Major General Martin Hollister 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Ella Fitzgerald, The Rolling Stones 23x09: (Nov/23/1969) As Himself 
  Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 22x26: (Apr/06/1969) As Himself 
  Sly and the Family Stone 22x12: (Dec/29/1968) As Himself 
  Joan Rivers, Eddie Albert 21x31: (Apr/14/1968) As Himself 

The Johnny Cash Show (1969) 
  Season 1, Episode 3 01x03: (Jun/21/1969) As Himself 

The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) 
  The Thanksgiving Spirit 07x10: (Nov/27/1968) As Oliver Wendell Douglas 

The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (1967) 
  with Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, Nancy Wilson 02x06: (Nov/04/1968) As Himself 
  with Jonathan Winters, Eddie Albert 01x03: (Sep/25/1967) As Himself 

Petticoat Junction (1963) 
  The Valley Has a Baby 06x04: (Oct/26/1968) As Oliver Wendell Douglas 
  Kate Bradley, Peacemaker 03x29: (Apr/05/1966) As Oliver Wendell Douglas 
  Yogurt, Anyone? 03x19: (Jan/25/1966) As Oliver Wendell Douglas 
  Uncle Joe Plays Post Office 03x13: (Dec/14/1965) As Oliver Wendell Douglas 

The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (1968) 
  Eddie Albert / Eva Gabor 01x05: (Oct/13/1968) As Himself 

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) (1967) 
  Show #36 02x16: (Dec/31/1967) As Himself 
  Show #27 02x07: (Oct/22/1967) As Himself 
  Show #2 01x02: (Feb/12/1967) As Himself 

Green Acres (1965) 
  The Good Old Days 02x07: (Nov/02/1966) As Gus 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964) 
  The Love Affair 01x26: (Mar/28/1965) As Brother Love 

Burke's Law (1963) (1963) 
  Who Killed Rosie Sunset? 02x19: (Jan/27/1965) As Arthur J. Poindexter 

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) 
  The Gun 02x10: (Dec/24/1964) As Dr. Bert Andrews 

Rawhide (1959) 
  Photographer 07x11: (Dec/11/1964) As Taylor Dickson, [Special Guest Stars]

The Outer Limits (1963) 
  Cry of Silence 02x06: (Oct/24/1964) As Andy Thorne 

Mr. Novak (1963) 
  Visions of Sugar Plums 02x03: (Oct/06/1964) As Charlie O'Rourke 

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) 
  Eleven Days to Zero 01x01: (Sep/14/1964) As Fred Wilson 

The Lieutenant (1963) 
  O'Rourke 01x15: (Jan/04/1964) As Cameron O'Rourke 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  Vote of Confidence 03x14: (Dec/26/1963) As Dr. Norman French 

Combat! (1962) 
  Doughboy 02x07: (Oct/29/1963) As Phil, [Special Guest Stars]

The Greatest Show on Earth (1963) 
  The Loser 01x06: (Oct/22/1963) As Frank Land 

Sam Benedict (1962) 
  Accomplice 01x25: (Mar/09/1963) As Lewis Wiley 

The Wide Country (1962) 
  The Judas Goat 01x21: (Feb/21/1963) As Duke Donovan 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The Kurt Davos Story 06x11: (Nov/28/1962) As Kurt Davos, [Special Guest Stars]
  The John Darro Story 01x08: (Nov/06/1957) As John Darro / John Thurman, [Special Guest Stars]

The Virginian (1962) 
  Impasse 01x08: (Nov/14/1962) As Cal Kroeger 

The New Breed (1961) 
  A Motive Named Walter 01x32: (May/08/1962) As Walter Cowley 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  An Uncommonly Innocent Killing 01x30: (May/07/1962) As Gene Billstrom 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 34th Annual Academy Awards 10x01: (Apr/09/1962) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 31st Annual Academy Awards 07x01: (Apr/06/1959) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Naked City (1958) 
  Robin Hood and Clarence Darrow, They Went Out with Bow and Arrow 04x17: (Jan/09/1962) As Earl Johannis, [Special Guest Stars]

Tales of Wells Fargo (1957) 
  A Fistful of Pride 06x08: (Nov/18/1961) As Bonzo Croydon 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  Louie and the Horseless Buggy 09x31: (Apr/30/1961) As Louie Schmidt 
  Into the Night 03x30: (May/08/1955) As Paul Mattson 
  I'm a Fool 03x08: (Nov/14/1954) As Narrator 

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) 
  Season 5, Episode 25 05x25: (Mar/19/1961) As Himself 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  The Silver Whistle 04x07: (Dec/24/1959) As Oliver Erwenter 
  The Dingaling Girl 03x21: (Feb/26/1959) As Leroy Dawson 

Riverboat (1959) 
  The Unwilling 01x05: (Oct/11/1959) As Dan Sampson 

Laramie (1959) 
  Glory Road 01x02: (Sep/22/1959) As Roany Bishop 

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) 
  The Night the Phone Rang 01x10: (Dec/15/1958) As Joe Minelli 

The Loretta Young Show (1953) 
  The Last Witness 06x09: (Nov/30/1958) As Max Asher 
  The Count of Ten 01x25: (Mar/14/1954) As Tiger Tipton 
  Act of Faith 01x22: (Feb/14/1954) As Lionel 

Zane Grey Theatre (1956) 
  The Vaunted 03x08: (Nov/27/1958) As Jess Matson 
  A Gun for My Bride 02x12: (Dec/27/1957) As Jed Wiley 
  Fugitive 01x25: (Mar/22/1957) As Sam Barlow 
  Stage to Tucson 01x07: (Nov/16/1956) As Bide Turley 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951) 
  Last Edition 08x09: (Nov/21/1958) As Sheldon Black 
  Pattern for Death 07x14: (Dec/27/1957) As guest star 
  Too Many Nelsons 04x36: (May/13/1955) As Randy Smith 
  Enchanted Evening 02x09: (Oct/31/1952) As guest star 

This Is Your Life (1952) (1952) 
  Eddie Albert 06x06: (Oct/15/1958) As Himself 

Climax! (1954) 
  Murder Has a Deadline 04x12: (Nov/28/1957) As David Adams 
  Let It Be Me 03x25: (Mar/21/1957) As Barney Kanda 
  Burst of Violence 03x02: (Sep/13/1956) As Gabe Douglas 

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) 
  Rise Up and Walk 08x09: (Jan/01/1956) As guest star 
  The Bachelor Party 06x02: (Oct/11/1953) As guest star 

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) 
  SALUTE TO GEORGE ABBOTT 06x10: (Dec/11/1955) As Himself 

Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre (1950) 
  The World to Nothing 07x10: (Nov/07/1955) As Jesse 

Your Show of Shows (1950) 
  Season 5, Episode 21 05x21: (May/08/1954) As Himself 
  Season 5, Episode 14 05x14: (Feb/13/1954) As Himself 
  Season 5, Episode 4 05x04: (Oct/17/1953) As Himself 

Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951) 
  Wings Over Barriers 03x06: (Dec/20/1953) As Himself (Narrator) 

Studio One (1948) 
  1984 06x01: (Sep/21/1953) As Winston Smith 
  The Trial of John Peter Zenger 05x16: (Jan/12/1953) As guest star 

Suspense (US) (1949) 
  Mutiny Below 05x22: (Feb/03/1953) As guest star 
  Revenge 01x01: (Mar/01/1949) As guest star 

Lights Out (1949) 
  Friday the Nineteenth 04x13: (Nov/19/1951) As guest star 

Okavango (1993) 
  So This Is Africa 01x01: (Unknown) As Uncle Bill Scofield 
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