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Eddie Albert

Eddie AlbertAKA Edward Albert Heimberger

Born: 22-Apr-1906
Birthplace: Rock Island, IL
Died: 26-May-2005
Location of death: Pacific Palisades, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Oliver on Green Acres

Military service: US Navy (WWII)

Eddie Albert started out as a soda jerk, and then sang with a 1930s pop trio called Threesome. He first gained notoriety on Broadway in Brother Rat and Room Service (without the Marx Brothers). His Hollywood career started with the film adaption of Brother Rat with Ronald Reagan, and was interrupted by a stint in the Navy during WWII.

Albert was a genuine war hero. A thousand Americans and 4,800 Japanese lives were lost in bloody battle at Tarawa, a Pacific island, and Albert fought in the first wave of the three day combat. Afterward, he was ordered to salvage usable military equipment off the battlefield, and won his Bronze Star for finding and rescuing wounded men, who had been abandoned under heavy fire, instead.

He was nominated for Oscars as Gregory Peck's pal with a camera in Roman Holiday (1953) and as a deranged military officer in Attack. But Albert will always be remembered as the exasperated Oliver Douglas, lawyer turned farmer, on TV's Green Acres. He also played a con man on Switch, and had a side career as narrator and producer of educational films. He explained the facts of life in How Life Begins (1968), and made a series of public service announcements urging people to protect the environment.

Father: Frank Heimberger
Mother: Julia Jones
Wife: Margo (actress, b. 10-May-1917, m. 5-Dec-1945, d. 1985)
Son: Edward Albert (actor, b. 20-Feb-1951, d. 22-Sep-2006)
Daughter: Maria Albert Zucht (adopted, her father's business manager)

    University: University of Minnesota (dropped out)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6441 Hollywood Blvd.
    Bronze Star Battle of Tarawa (1943)
    Purple Heart
    Risk Factors: Alzheimer's

    TELEVISION
    Green Acres Oliver Wendell Douglas (1965-71)
    Petticoat Junction Oliver Wendell Douglas (1965-68)
    Switch Frank MacBride (1975-78)
    Falcon Crest Carlton Travis
    General Hospital Jack Boland (1993)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Return to Green Acres (18-May-1990) · Oliver Wendell Douglas
    The Big Picture (15-Sep-1989)
    Brenda Starr (20-Jul-1989) · Police Chief Maloney
    Dress Gray (9-Mar-1986)
    Head Office (29-Dec-1985)
    Stitches (Nov-1985)
    Dreamscape (15-Aug-1984) · The President
    The Act (Aug-1984)
    The Demon Murder Case (6-Mar-1983)
    Yes, Giorgio (24-Sep-1982)
    Goliath Awaits (11-Nov-1981)
    How to Beat the High Co$t of Living (21-Aug-1981)
    Take This Job and Shove It (24-Apr-1981) · Ellison
    Peter and Paul (12-Apr-1981)
    This Time Forever (1981)
    Foolin' Around (17-Oct-1980)
    Beulah Land (7-Oct-1980)
    The Concorde: Airport '79 (17-Aug-1979) · Eli
    The Blood Barrier (1979)
    The Word (12-Nov-1978)
    The Crash of Flight 401 (29-Oct-1978)
    Evening in Byzantium (14-Aug-1978)
    Moving Violation (Jul-1976)
    Birch Interval (2-May-1976)
    Hustle (25-Dec-1975)
    Whiffs (15-Oct-1975)
    The Devil's Rain (Jul-1975)
    Escape to Witch Mountain (21-Mar-1975)
    The Longest Yard (21-Aug-1974) · Warden Hazen
    The Take (May-1974)
    McQ (6-Feb-1974)
    The Heartbreak Kid (17-Dec-1972)
    Fireball Forward (5-Mar-1972)
    The Lorax (14-Feb-1972) · Narrator [VOICE]
    7 Women (4-May-1966) · Charles Pether
    The Party's Over (22-Apr-1965)
    Captain Newman, M.D. (25-Dec-1963)
    Miracle of the White Stallions (29-Mar-1963)
    Who's Got the Action? (25-Dec-1962)
    The Longest Day (Sep-1962) · Col. Thompson
    Madison Avenue (7-Jan-1962)
    The Two Little Bears (1-Nov-1961)
    The Young Doctors (23-Aug-1961) · Dr, Charles Dornberger
    Beloved Infidel (17-Nov-1959)
    The Roots of Heaven (15-Oct-1958)
    The Gun Runners (Sep-1958) · Hanagan
    Orders to Kill (1958) · Maj. MacMahon
    The Joker Is Wild (26-Sep-1957) · Austin Mack
    The Sun Also Rises (23-Aug-1957) · Bill Gorton
    The Teahouse of the August Moon (29-Nov-1956) · Capt. McLean
    Attack (19-Sep-1956) · Capt. Cooney
    I'll Cry Tomorrow (25-Dec-1955) · Burt McGuire
    Oklahoma! (11-Oct-1955) · Ali Hakim
    The Girl Rush (Sep-1955)
    Roman Holiday (27-Aug-1953) · Irving Radovich
    Carrie (17-Jul-1952)
    Actors and Sin (29-May-1952)
    Meet Me After the Show (15-Aug-1951)
    You're in the Navy Now (23-Feb-1951)
    The Fuller Brush Girl (15-Sep-1950) · Humphrey Briggs
    You Gotta Stay Happy (28-Oct-1948)
    The Dude Goes West (30-May-1948) · Daniel Bone
    Time Out of Mind (5-Apr-1947)
    Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (Mar-1947) · Steve Anderson
    The Perfect Marriage (24-Jan-1947)
    Rendezvous with Annie (22-Jul-1946)
    Bombardier (13-May-1943) · Tom Hughes
    Ladies' Day (25-Mar-1943) · Wacky Waters
    Lady Bodyguard (2-Jan-1943)
    Eagle Squadron (16-Jun-1942)
    Out of the Fog (14-Jun-1941) · George Watkins
    Thieves Fall Out (3-May-1941) · Eddie Barnes
    The Wagons Roll at Night (25-Apr-1941) · Matt Varney
    The Great Mr. Nobody (15-Feb-1941) · Dreamy Smith
    Four Mothers (4-Jan-1941) · Clint Forrest
    A Dispatch from Reuters (19-Oct-1940) · Max Wagner
    My Love Came Back (13-Jul-1940) · Dusty Rhodes
    An Angel from Texas (27-Apr-1940) · Peter Coleman
    Brother Rat and a Baby (13-Jan-1940) · Bing Edwards
    Four Wives (25-Dec-1939) · Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.
    On Your Toes (6-Oct-1939) · Phil Dolan, Jr.
    Brother Rat (29-Oct-1938) · Bing Edwards


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