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  • His father, Eddie Albert, was the star of the television series Green Acres. His mother, Margo Albert, was an actress who once studied dance under Rita Hayworth's father, Eduardo Cansino.
  • In his early teens, made his film debut opposite Anthony Perkins in The Fool Killer (1965).
  • Was studying psychology at UCLA when he got his award-winning part in Butterflies Are Free (1972).
  • Served on the California Coastal Commission and California's Native American Heritage Commission.
  • Cared for his ailing father during the final years of the Green Acres' star's life.
  • In 2006, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy named a trail in his honor. (Like his father, he was a dedicated environmentalist.)
  • Got his middle name from Laurence Olivier, his godfather.


  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner


  • Kate Woodville — Wife
  • Thais Albert — Daughter
  • Laurence Olivier — Godparent
  • Margo Albert — Mother
  • Eddie Albert — Father
  • Maria Zucht — Sister


  • Attended Oxford University, Oxford, England; attended University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Birth Name: Edward Laurence Albert
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Died: September 22, 2006
  • Profession: Actor

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