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Edward Albert Biography

Birth Name:
Edward Laurence Albert
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 1973Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1973Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: winner