Eddie Albert dies at 99

Two- time Oscar nominee Eddie Albert has died at the age of 99. Albert, who prized physical fitness and reportedly continued to do push-ups until his final weeks, died of complications from pneumonia, which he got after contracting the flu.

Albert first appeared in the 1938 film Brother Rat alongside future U.S. president Ronald Reagan. Albert went on to appear in many films, including The Longest Day, The Heartbreak Kid, Escape to Witch Mountain, and The Longest Yard. Albert will be remembered as stuffy Manhattanite Oliver Wendall Holmes, who gave up his cushy life and moved to the country in the '60's comedy series Green Acres.

Albert was a WWII veteran, awarded the Bronze Star for rescuing Marines during the 1943 Battle of Tarawa in the South Pacific. He was an active campaigner for the environment, and International Earth Day was assigned to April 22, his birthday.

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Mar 23, 2017
Oliver Wendall Douglas, not Oliver Wendall Holmes
Jun 02, 2005
I liked him on Green Acres but I'll never forget his performance in Roman Holiday. Rest in peace.