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TVLand Remembers...... Eddie Albert

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Eddie Albert, best remembered for playing the exasperated lawyer-turned-farmer Oliver Wendell Douglas on Green Acres, has died. He was 97.

Born Edward Albert Heimberger on April 22, 1908 in Rock Island, Illinois, Albert attended the University of Minnesota and worked at a variety of jobs (including as a circus trapeze artist) before becoming an actor. He appeared on Broadway in the stage production of Brother Rat, and made his film debut in 1938 in the movie based upon the play, starring opposite Ronald Regan. Albert worked steadily throughout his career as an actor, and had an impressive list of stage, film, and television credits, including two Oscar nominations

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From the Los Angeles Times

Actor Eddie Albert Dies at Age 99

By Dennis McLellan

Times Staff Writer

Published May 27, 2005, 4:00 PM CDT

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Eddie Albert, the versatile stage, screen and television actor who co-starred as the Park Avenue lawyer who sought happiness down on the farm in the popular 1960s' sitcom "Green Acres," has died. He was 99.

Albert, an outspoken environmentalist and humanitarian activist, died Thursday night at his home in Pacific Palisades of pneumonia, according to his son Edward Laurence Albert.

According to his son, Albert was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease about 10 years ago, but still lived an active and happy life and remained at his home throughout.

In an acting career that spanned more than six decades, the blond, blue-eyed Albert was initially typecast as what has been described as an amiable fellow with a "corn-fed grin."

As Gregory Peck's news photographer pal in "Roman Holiday" (1953), Albert earned the first of his two Academy Award nominations for best supporting actor.

His second Oscar nomination came two decades later playing Cybill Shepherd's wealthy, exasperated father in "The Heartbreak Kid," the 1972 Neil Simon-Elaine May comedy.

Among Albert's nearly 100 film credits

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Margo, Susan Hayward, Don Barry and Eddie Albert in 'I'll Cry Tomorrow'

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Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert as Lisa and Oliver

Douglas in 'Green Acres'

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Eddie Albert as Oliver Douglas

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Eddie Albert

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Eddie Albert explains Operation Workforce as Dr. Wilson

in the pilot episode of 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'

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Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert

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Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert as Lisa and

Oliver Douglas in 'Green Acres'

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Loretta Young and Eddie Albert in the 1946 film,

"The Perfect Marriage."

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Eddie Albert (left) proudly stands at attention beside

Commander of the Marine Corps Gen. Carl E Mundy,

USMC as he receives the Navy's Distinguished Public

Service Award on September 21, 1994. (U.S. Navy photo)

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Gloria de Haven and Eddie Albert in the 1955 film,

'The Girl Rush.'

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PRNewswire

GSN Plans Sunday Tribute to Bancroft

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Anne Bancroft

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - died of uterine cancer on June 6 at the age of 73.

GSN's two-hour afternoon tribute to the late Anne Bancroft features four classic Goodson-Todman game shows on which the Oscar-winning actress appeared in the 1960s. Bancroft's game show history included: "Password" during its first nighttime season in 1962 and appeared at least three times as a "What's My Line?" mystery guest on July 1, 1962, April 7, 1963 and November 22, 1964. In 1964, she also played Heatter-Quigley's "The Celebrity Game" with her husband, Mel Brooks.

The four episodes during the Sunday, June 12 tribute (12 noon-2 p.m., EDT/PDT) are:

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. - "Password"

From the summer of 1962, Anne Bancroft and actor/singer Robert Goulet play the game of guessing passwords from one word clues given by their partners. Host: Allen Ludden

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - "What's My Line?"

July 1, 1962

Anne Bancroft makes the first of three appearances as the mystery guest trying to stump panelists Allen Ludden (Guest Panelist), Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf and Dorothy Kilgallen. Other guests include a female crab fisherman and a woman who does a human bomb act. Host: John Daly

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - "What's My Line?"

April 7, 1963

Anne Bancroft returns as mystery guest trying to stump a panel of Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Martin Gabel and Phyllis Newman (Guest Panelist). Other guests include a female butcher and a man who sells sugar. Host: John Daly

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - "What's My Line?"

November 15, 1964

Anne Bancroft makes her third and final appearance as a mystery guest on this show where she faces a blindfolded panel of Groucho Marx (Guest Panelist), Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf and Dorothy Kilgallen. The other guests include Spain's celebrated bullfighter and the youngest congressman elected since 1797. Host: John Daly

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On Wednesdays this month on TCM you can see for yourself - with 12 dazzling examples of the incandescent Hepburn magic.

Audrey Hepburn Profile

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When our Star of the Month for July - Audrey Hepburn - died in 1993 (amazing to think it's been 12 years!), a breath of fresh air went out of this world that isn't likely to ever be satisfactorily replaced. Girls like Audrey, unfortunately, do not grow on trees. There has never been anyone quite like her - elegant beauty mixed with sweetness, class, friendliness, style, compassion, kindness, talent, professionalism and a melt-your-heart smile, all combined in a package that was a couturier's dream. Never, however, did she live for fashion or a mirror - the look, that Givenchy image which she radiated so memorably, is something that, in her estimation, just came with the job. Away from the hoopla, she was amazingly down-to-earth and easy to be around.

Featured Films

Roman Holiday

Sabrina (1954)

The Nun's Story

War and Peace

Green Mansions

The Lavender Hill Mob

Breakfast at Tiffany's

My Fair Lady

Charade

The Children's Hour

Robin and Marian

Always

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