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Eddie Albert Height, Weight, Age, Death, Wife, Children

Eddie Albert Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth April 22, 1906
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Date of Death May 26, 2005

Eddie Albert was an American actor and activist who found fame by starring in successful films like Roman Holiday (1953), The Heartbreak Kid (1973), The Longest Yard (1974), Dreamscape (1984), Attack (1956), Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), etc. Moreover, he became a household name with his television roles such as Oliver Wendell Douglas in Green Acres (1965-1971), Frank MacBride in Switch (1975-1978), and Carlton Travis in Falcon Crest (1987).

Born Name

Edward Albert Heimberger

Nick Name

Eddie, Eddie Albert Sr.

Eddie Albert as seen in 1975
Eddie Albert as seen in 1975 (CBS Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on April 22, 1906.


He passed away from pneumonia at the age of 99 years in Los Angeles on May 26, 2005.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Rock Island, Illinois, United States





Albert attended the Central High School located in Minnesota and graduated in 1926. Furthermore, he earned a business degree from the University of Minnesota.


Actor, Activist


  • Father – Frank Daniel Heimberger (Real Estate Agent)
  • Mother – Julia Jones
  • Siblings – He had 4 younger siblings.




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Eddie Albert had dated –

  1. Margo (1945-1985) – The Mexican actress and singer Margo wed Albert on December 5, 1945. The couple welcomed a son named Edward Albert Jr. (February 20, 1951– September 22, 2006) and later adopted a daughter named Maria Albert Zucht. They were happily married for nearly 40 years until July 17, 1985, when Margo died from brain cancer.
(From l to r) Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, and Eddie Albert as seen in the 1953 film Roman Holiday
(From l to r) Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, and Eddie Albert as seen in the 1953 film Roman Holiday (Trailer Screenshot / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had German ancestry.

Hair Color


However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • His gruff, yet gentle voice
  • Wide forehead
  • Square face
Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as seen in the television program Green Acres
Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as seen in the television program Green Acres (CBS Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Eddie Albert Facts

  1. His mother had changed the birth year in his birth certificate to 1908 to cover up the fact that he was born out of wedlock. However, it was the actor’s son, Edward Albert Jr. who confirmed that he was born in 1906.
  2. He had participated in the deadly Battle of Tarawa in November 1943 during the height of World War II. Albert was instrumental in rescuing close to 70 wounded marines while facing heavy machine-gun fire from the enemy. For his exceptional bravery, he received the Bronze Star with a combat “V”.
  3. Among his close friends were Tom Lester, Eva Gabor, Robert Wagner, Gregory Peck, Morgan Fairchild, Shirley Jones, Jane Wyman, Sharon Gless, Ann Sother, Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and many others.
  4. He was taunted as ‘the enemy’ in elementary school for having a German surname during World War I.
  5. Several years later, he replaced his last name with his middle name and became known professionally as ‘Eddie Albert’ since his last name was routinely mispronounced as ‘Hamburger’.
  6. He had starred in 2 films that were nominated for ‘Best Picture’ Oscars: Roman Holiday (1953) and The Longest Day (1962).
  7. In spite of earning Oscar nominations for his performances in both Roman Holiday (1953) and The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Eddie wasn’t a fan of these movies.
  8. He was an avid environmentalist throughout his life. Eddie spoke about the issue extensively during his appearances on talk shows like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Incidentally, the very first ‘Earth Day’ was celebrated on April 22, 1970, and fell on his 64th birthday.

Featured Image by CBS Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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