Albert Brooks

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Albert Brooks
  • Birth Name: Albert Lawrence Einstein
  • Birth Place: Beverly Hills, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/22/1947, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; director; screenwriter; author
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Albert Brooks Fast Facts:
  • Changed his surname to avoid being confused with famous physicist Albert Einstein.
  • Beat out Richard Dreyfuss to host the talent show at Beverly Hills High.
  • Made his television debut in 1968 as a stand-up comedian on the Steve Allen Show.
  • Filmed short movies for the first season of Saturday Night Live.
  • Turned down lead roles in Big, When Harry Met Sally and Pretty Woman.
  • Penned the novel 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, which was published in 2011.
  • Albert Brooks Relationships:
  • Jacob Eli Brooks - Son
  • Cliff Einstein - Brother
  • Kimberly Shlain - Wife
  • Linda Ronstadt - Ex-significant Other
  • Harry Parke - Father
  • Zeke Manners - Uncle
  • Carrie Fisher - Ex-significant Other
  • Claire Elizabeth Brooks - Daughter
  • Julie Hagerty - Ex-significant Other
  • Bob Einstein - Brother
  • Charles Einstein - Half Brother
  • Thelma Leeds - Mother
  • Kathryn Harrold - Ex-significant Other
  • Albert Brooks Awards:
  • 1987 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA

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