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Friday, September 21, 2012

Eddie Albert

(L to R) Sue Lyon, Mildred Dunnock, Anne Bancroft, Margaret Leighton, Eddie Albert

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. Edward Albert Heimberger (April 22, 1906 – May 26, 2005), known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, and in 1973 for The Heartbreak KidIn 1965, Albert was approached by producer Paul Henning to star in a new sitcom for CBS called Green Acres. His character, Oliver Wendell Douglas, was a lawyer who left the city to enjoy a simple life as a farmer.Co-starring on the show was Eva Gabor as his urban, spoiled wife.
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