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Edward Albert Heimberger
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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Eddie Albert Fast Facts:
Began acting career as a singer and comic in Minneapolis before moving to New York City, where he made his Broadway debut in Zoe Akins' comedy
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Served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, and earned a Bronze Star for his heroism at the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943.
After the war, started a production company that made educational films for schoolchildren.
Appeared in scores of plays, films and early TV productions, but is perhaps best known for a starring role in the CBS sitcom
(1965-71) as Oliver Wendell Douglas, a New York attorney who leaves the city behind to live on a farm with his wife, who was played by Eva Gabor.
Also an activist, was devoted to humanitarian and environmental causes, and the first Earth Day—April 22, 1970—took place on his birthday.
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6441 Hollywood Blvd.
Eddie Albert Relationships:
Julia Heimberger - Mother
Frank Heimberger - Father
Margo - Wife (deceased)
Edward Albert Jr. - Son
Maria Albert Zucht - Daughter
Eddie Albert Awards:
1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1953 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1972 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1957 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1953 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
Attended University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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