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Jack Albertson Height, Weight, Age, Death, Family, Children

Jack Albertson Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth June 16, 1907
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Date of Death November 25, 1981

Jack Albertson was an American actor, stage artist, voice actor, comedian, dancer, radio personality, and singer known for his roles like playing John Cleary in the Metrocolor drama film The Subject Was Roses, Ed Brown in the NBC sitcom Chico and the Man, Lt. Harry Evans in the weekly television series The Thin Man, Grandpa Joe Bucket in the musical fantasy film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Paul Fenton in the CBS sitcom Mister Ed, Walter Burton in the ABC sitcom Room for One More, Lt. Cdr. Virgil Stoner in the television sitcom Ensign O’Toole, Senator Joe Kelley in the NBC comedy-drama series Grandpa Goes to Washington, and Manny Rosen in the disaster film The Poseidon Adventure. He was also cast in many other films such as Next Time I MarryBring Your Smile AlongThe Harder They FallThe Unguarded MomentYou Can’t Run Away from ItMan of a Thousand Faces, Don’t Go Near the WaterNever Steal Anything SmallThe George Raft StoryDays of Wine and RosesHow to Murder Your WifeHow to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your LifeThe Fox and the Hound, and The Late Liz. In 1977, Jack Albertson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard.

Born Name

Harold Albertson

Other Names

Jack Albertson, John Alberts

Jack Albertson as seen in a still
Jack Albertson as seen in a still (Dany Mercury / Pinterest)


Jack Albertson was born on June 16, 1907.


On November 25, 1981, he died from colon cancer at the age of 74 in his home in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States


He resided in Los Angeles, California, United States.





Jack Albertson dropped out of high school.


Actor, Stage Artist, Voice Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Radio Personality, Singer


  • Father – Leopold Albertson
  • Mother – Flora (née Craft) (A stock actor who supported the family by working in a shoe factory)
  • Siblings – Mabel Albertson (July 24, 1901 – September 28, 1982) (Older Sister) (Actor, Stage Artist, Radio Personality)
  • Others – Hirsch Albertson (Paternal Grandfather), Anna Blicarsky/Blicarska (Paternal Grandmother), Luis Craft/Kraft (Maternal Grandfather), Rosa Zalmanovitz (Maternal Grandmother), Alex Erlich (Stepfather) (Barber), George Englund (June 22, 1926 – September 14, 2017) (Nephew) (Film Editor, Director, Producer, Actor), Kholan Studi (Grandson) (Actor, Writer)








5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jack Albertson had dated –

  1. June Wallace Thomson (1952-1981) – He got married to June Wallace Thomson in the year 1952 and they were blessed with a daughter named Maura Dhu Studi. The couple remained together until Jack’s death in 1981.

Race / Ethnicity


Jack Albertson was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Jack Albertson as seen in 1971
Jack Albertson as seen in 1971 (WMAQ-TV (Chicago) / eBay / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Receding hairline

Jack Albertson Facts

  1. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants.
  2. His father left his mother before Jack was born and Jack was then raised by his stepfather.
  3. After dropping out of high school, Jack Albertson worked at several different jobs including the local General Electric plant; in one of many shoe factories in the Lynn, Massachusetts area; and as a rack boy in neighborhood pool parlors, where he was a fairly good pool hustler.
  4. It was the pool hall that provided Albertson with an opportunity to learn a few tap dance routines from his fellow hustlers.
  5. Jack Albertson sang with a group named The Golden Rule Four, which held its practice sessions beneath a railroad bridge.
  6. He co-starred as John Cleary in the 1968 film The Subject Was Roses and this performance won him the Academy Award in the “Best Supporting Actor” category.
  7. In a New York Daily News interview with Sidney Fields in 1972, Albertson stated: “I was bright but disruptive. I didn’t do homework. To cover, I made wisecracks and funny faces at the teachers. They told me to take my business elsewhere.”
  8. He was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 1978 but he kept the information private and continued to act.
  9. Jack Albertson was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.

Featured Image by Dany Mercury / Pinterest

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