Eddie Albert

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Albert (left) with Robert Wagner (right), July 1975

Edward Albert "Eddie" Heimberger (April 22, 1906 – May 26, 2005), known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American movie, television, stage, voice, radio actor, singer, comedian and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his role in Roman Holiday, and then again in 1973 for his role in The Heartbreak Kid. He is also known for his role in Green Acres.

Albert was born on April 22, 1906 in Rock Island, Illinois[1], but was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Albert studied at the University of Minnesota. He was married to Margo Albert from 1945 until her death in 1985. They had two children. Albert died on May 26, 2005 in Pacific Palisades, California from Pneumonia caused by Alzheimer's disease, aged 99[2].

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  1. Eddie Albert Biography (1906-2005)
  2. "'Green Acres' star Eddie Albert dies at 99". Associated Press. May 28, 2005. http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-05-27-albert-obit_x.htm. Retrieved May 1, 2010. "Eddie Albert was a versatile actor who moved smoothly from the Broadway stage to films, but he found stardom as the constantly befuddled city slicker-turned-farmer in television's Green Acres. Albert died of pneumonia Thursday at his home in the Pacific Palisades area, in the presence of caregivers including his son Edward, who was holding his hand at the time..."

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