Eddie Albert dead at 99

May 29, 2005 by Ian Evans

Eddie Albert, a well-loved character actor best known for the 1960s TV series Green Acres, died last Thursday at the age of 99. The cause of death was pneumonia.

Albert, who received Oscar® best supporting actor nominations for Roman Holiday and The Heartbreak Kid had a filmography that included On Your Toes, Oklahoma!, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, The Teahouse of the August Moon, Attack, The Sun Also Rises, The Longest Day, 7 Women and Brenda Starr. He also played the prison warden in the 1974 original version of The Longest Yard.

Eddie’s Broadway debut was in 1936’s O Evening Star. Other stage gigs included Brother Rat, Room Service, The Boys From Syracuse and Miss Liberty. He also played Harold Hill when Robert Preston left The Music Man. He hit the stage again in the 1983 revival of You Can’t Take It With You.

Eddie Albert was married to the actress Margo, (a.k.a. Maria Margarita Guadelupe Teresa Estella Bolado Castilla y O’Donnell) from 1945 until her death in 1985. He is survived by two children and two grandchildren.