Eddie Albert


Eddie Albert Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Eddie's wife, Margo, died in 1985. He would've been married 40 years to her.

    • While he was in high school, Eddie joined the Drama Department. His interested were restricted to the stage, but had an appetite for reading.

    • Before he was a successful actor, Eddie did almost everything at an early age, from working as a newspaper boy to that of a insurance salesman.

    • Eddie began his contract career with Warner Bros. in 1936.

    • He was very good friends with Shirley Jones. Both Albert & Jones appeared in the 1955 film, Oklahoma, and they were reunited together on the same episode of The Love Boat, as guest stars.

    • While starring on Green Acres, Albert was never angry with the cast and crew, but was often frustrated at times when his castmates were incompleting the sentence and had to finish the dialogue.

    • He launched Earth Day beginning in 1970, which was designated on April 22, the day of his birthday.

    • Eddie changed his last name from "Heimberger" to "Albert." which almost started to sound like "Hamburger."

    • His son, Edward Albert Jr., died less than a year after his father's, to lung cancer.

    • Albert was very disappointed that his show, Green Acres was canceled in 1971, because CBS was turning into the "Country Network."

    • His future Switch co-star, Robert Wagner, had watched him in the movie, Brother Rat, and Wagner said of Albert that as an 8-year-old kid, he was impressed by his mentor's talent.

    • The last three surviving cast of Green Acres attended Albert's funeral, with the exception of Tom Lester. Albert once stated that Lester was his closest and best friend.

    • He was very good friends with Jane Wyman, and even appeared with her on the following movies: 1938 movie, Brother Rat, followed by its sequel, Brother Rat and a Baby in 1940, and the 1940 movie An Angel from Texas. In the 1980s, Albert was reunited with Wyman on the soap opera, Falcon Crest, where he had a recurring role as Carlton Travis.

    • Most sources had Eddie's D.O.B. incorrect, as 1908, despite his parents being unmarried at the time of his birth. His parents, Julia and Frank, were married by 1908, and his mother changed his birth certificate to that same year at some time.

    • He was a huge fan of Falcon Crest. Coincidentally, both he and Edward Albert, Jr., had recurring roles on the show, though at different times.

    • Eddie enjoyed organic gardening, swimming, jogging, golfing, world travel, sculpting, beekeeping, winemaking, boating and reading.

    • Graduated from Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1924.

    • Eddie is buried in Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, his plot not being too far from that of his Green Acres co-star, Eva Gabor.

    • Eddie turned down the lead roles in both My Three Sons and Mister Ed before starring on Green Acres.

    • He has a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame for his work in TV. It is located at 6441 Hollywood Blvd.

    • He made his film debut in 1938.

    • He was a circus trapeze artist before becoming a stage and radio actor.

    • He was nominated for Oscars in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday and in 1972 for The Heartbreak Kid.

    • Attended the University of Minnestoa where he studied drama.

    • Father was a real estate agent.

    • Served in the United States Navy during WWII.

    • His height is 5' 10" (1.78 m)

  • Quotes

    • Eddie Albert: Right now in California, we gain 40,000 new acres of desert every year, with all the building and the people coming in... housing going up like crazy.

    • Eddie Albert: (on why he accepted the role on Green Acres) Everyone gets tired of the rat race. Everyone would like to chuck it all and grow some carrots. It's basic. Sign me. I knew it would be successful. Had to be. It's about the atavistic urge, and people have been getting a charge out of that ever since Aristophanes wrote about the plebes and the city folk.

    • Eddie Albert: (on his post-war career): I took everything they could throw at me, pictures like The Dude Goes West and The Fuller Brush Girl. I worked myself back up, but I never wanted to be a star. I was aiming to play the star's best friend.

    • Eddie Albert (who said in 1970, as to how his co-stars would flee, every minute): Some people think that because of the bucolic background Green Acres, but we get away with some of the most incredible lines on television.

    • Eddie Albert: (about his goals) I always thought I was a singer, but I really am not.

    • Eddie Albert: (in a personal journal): By the time I leave this Earth, I hope to have improved our relationships here and now, so that in the next generation my son, daughter and friends have my shoulders on which to stand, so it's easier to make their contribution.

    • Eddie Albert: I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people.