Eddie Albert

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  • Birth Name: Edward Albert Heimberger
  • Birth Place: Rock Island, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/22/1906, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 05/26/2005
  • Profession: Actor
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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 O Evening Star in 1936.
  • 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 Green Acres (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
  • Edward Albert Jr. - Son
  • Maria Albert Zucht - Daughter
  • Margo - Wife (deceased)
  • Eddie Albert Awards:
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1972 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1953 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
  • College:
  • Attended University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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