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Also Known As: Edward Albert Sr., Edward Albert Heimberger Died: May 26, 2005
Born: April 22, 1906 Cause of Death: complications from pneumonia
Birth Place: Rock Island, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, producer, singer, theater manager, circus trapeze flyer

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This personable character actor from radio and the stage entered films in 1938, reprising his stage role as the star pitcher for a military college's baseball team in "Brother Rat". In his long and varied stage, screen and television career, Eddie Albert has had roles that have ranged from amiable best friend of the romantic lead to charming con men to outright villains.

This personable character actor from radio and the stage entered films in 1938, reprising his stage role as the star pitcher for a military college's baseball team in "Brother Rat". In his long and varied stage, screen and television career, Eddie Albert has had roles that have ranged from amiable best friend of the romantic lead to charming con men to outright villains.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Barefoot Executive, The (1995) Ernest Gower
2.
 Return to Green Acres (1990) Oliver Douglas
3.
 Brenda Starr (1989) Police Chief Maloney
4.
 Deadly Illusion (1989) Theo
5.
 Big Picture, The (1989) Emcee
6.
 Mercy Or Murder (1987) Joe Varon
7.
 Terminal Entry (1987) Captain Danny Jackson
8.
 Head Office (1986) Helmes
9.
 Stitches (1985) Dean Bradley
10.
 In Like Flynn (1985) Bill White
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1933:
Made professional debut as singer and stage manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota
:
Made debut on NBC radio as part of musical trio called, "Threesome"
1935:
Co-starred with Grace Albert on the NY radio show, "The Honeymooners"; later toured in stage version
1935:
Broadway debut in "O Evening Star"
1936:
Created role of Bing Edwards in stage version of "Brother Rat"
1938:
Co-starred in Rodgers and Hart's musical "The Boys from Syracuse"
1938:
Film acting debut, repeating his Broadway role in "Brother Rat"
1941:
Appeared with Circus Moderno in Mexico
1945:
Formed educational film company, Eddie Albert Productions
1951:
Made TV episodic debut in "Somerset Maugham TV Theatre" (NBC)
1952:
Featured in first TV comedy series, "Leave It to Larry"
1953:
Tried TV series again with "Nothing But the Best" (NBC)
1953:
Had one of his more enduring feature film roles, "Roman Holiday"; won first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
1954:
Toured in nightclub act with wife, Margo
1954:
Hosted the CBS game show "On Your Account"
1960:
Played the title role in the Broadway musical "The Music Man"
:
Starred in TV series, "Green Acres"
1971:
TV-movie debut, "See the Man Run" (ABC)
:
Conducted a lecture tour on ecology
1972:
Played cool, WASP father in "The Heartbreak Kid"; received second Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination
:
Returned to series TV as Robert Wagner's father in the CBS comedy-drama "Switch"
1978:
TV miniseries debut "The Word" (CBS)
1980:
Co-starred in NBC miniseries "Beulah Land"
1983:
Returned to the stage to co-star in Broadway revival of "You Can't Take It With You"
1987:
Appeared on one season of "Falcon Crest" (CBS)
1989:
Played Elliot's father on "thirtysomething" (ABC)
:
Made occasional guest appearances on TV series throughout the 1990s
1995:
Had featured role in TV remake of "The Barefoot Executive" (ABC)
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Education

University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St Paul: Minneapolis-St Paul , Minnesota - 1927 - 1929

Notes

Participated in the World Hunger Conference in Rome (1974).

Received the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Illinois University in 1982.

In 1960, Albert was announced as the first host of the CBS revival of the "Candid Camera" series, but was dropped before the premiere in favor of Arthur Godfrey.

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wife:
Margo. Actor, singer, dancer. Married from 1945 until her death on July 17, 1985.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Frank Daniel Heimberger. Realtor.
mother:
Julia Heimberger.
daughter:
Maria Albert.
son:
Edward Albert. Actor, director. Born February 20, 1951.
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