Eddie Albert

Eddie Albert
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Eddie Albert
TV: North side of the 6400 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Edward Albert Heimberger on April 22, 1906 in Rock Island, IL
Died May 26, 2005 of pneumonia in Pacific Palisades, CA

Eddie Albert was a versatile stage, screen and television actor who costarred as the Park Avenue lawyer who sought happiness down on the farm in the popular 1960s sitcom "Green Acres."

In an acting career that spanned more than six decades, the blond, blue-eyed Albert was initially typecast as what has been described as an amiable fellow with a "cornfed grin."

As Gregory Peck's news photographer pal in "Roman Holiday" (1953), Albert earned the first of his two Academy Award nominations for best supporting actor.

His second Oscar nomination came two decades later playing Cybill Shepherd's wealthy, exasperated father in "The Heartbreak Kid," the 1972 Neil Simon-Elaine May comedy.

Among Albert's nearly 100 film credits — a mix of comedies, dramas and musicals — are "Oklahoma!," "I'll Cry Tomorrow," "Teahouse of the August Moon," "The Sun Also Rises," "The Joker Is Wild," "Beloved Infidel," "The Young Doctors," "The Longest Day," "Captain Newman, M.D." and "Escape to Witch Mountain."

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1953 Best Supporting Actor Roman Holiday Nomination
    1972 Best Supporting Actor The Heartbreak Kid Nomination

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