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.Read more
An American Idol-esque competition is part of the plan for Emmy night, when television actors and professional singers will duke it out in a battle of the ballads that is sure to make fans cheer and cringe. The stars will perform theme songs from popular TV shows, and fans will vote for their favorites either online or through text messages. Here's a look at the Emmy Idol contestants: