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Eddie Albert

Biography

Though he appeared in over 75 movies and starred in lots of others, Eddie Albert will forever get in touch to Oliver Wendell Douglas, the type he played opposite Eva Gabor within the CBS sitcom Green Acres from 1965 to 1971. Albert was created Apr 22, 1908, in Rock and roll Isle, IL, and produced his 1st film appearance in 1938. His most effective cinema roles arrived in the middle-’50s, when he starred in Roman Vacation (1953) and Oklahoma! (1955); he started a pop music profession in 1954, and released many albums — some documented along with his wife Margo — from your late ’50s towards the middle-’60s. His just charting solitary, “Little Kid,” was a duet with Sondra Lee in 1956 that strike quantity 56. Before Arthur Godfrey was called sponsor of Candid Video camera in 1960, Albert was briefly within the operating. Besides Green Acres, Albert was a normal on seven additional shows and it has made an appearance in a lot more than 50 series completely. His child Edward can be a film and Television actor.

Quick Facts


Full Name Eddie Albert
Date Of Birth April 22, 1906
Died May 26, 2005, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 1.78 m
Profession Singer, Film producer, Gardener, Voice Actor, Activist, Humanitarian
Education University of Minnesota
Nationality American
Spouse Margo
Children Edward Albert, Maria Albert Zucht
Parents Frank Daniel Heimberger, Julia Jones
Awards Bronze Star Medal, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Music Songs September Song, Green Acres, Blowin' in the Wind, Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Miss Liberty: Only for Americans, Green Acres Theme, Miss Liberty: Just One Way to Say I Love You, Miss Liberty: A Little Fish in a Big Pond, Jenny Kissed Me, One God, Little Child, Little Fish in a Big Pond, Just One Way to Say I Love You, High Upon A Mountain, Ask Your heart To Show The Way, Miss Liberty: Little Fish In A Big Pond, I May Never Pass This Way Again, Paris Wakes Up and Smiles, A Smile Is Just a Frown, Come Pretty Little Girl, The Most Expensive Statue in the World, Let's Take An Old-Fashioned Walk, Look For The Silver Lining, Without A Song, Pass the Plate of Happiness Around, Marina Wals, Amalia Toe, Let There Be Peace On Earth, No Man Is An Island, A Still Small Voice, The Best Things In Life Are Free, You Always Love The Same Girl
Albums The Eddie Albert Album, One God - The Ways We Worship Him, High Upon A Mountain, High on a Mountain
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor, TV Land Favorite "Fish Out of Water" Award
Movies Roman Holiday, The Longest Day, The Longest Yard, The Heartbreak Kid, Brother Rat, Escape to Witch Mountain, The Teahouse of the August Moon, The Sun Also Rises, I'll Cry Tomorrow, Dreamscape, Oklahoma!, Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman, McQ, The Roots of Heaven, Carrie, Captain Newman, M.D., The Fuller Brush Girl, The Gun Runners, The Devil's Rain, The Wagons Roll at Night, The Concorde ... Airport '79, Beloved Infidel, Actor's and Sin, Return to Green Acres, Brother Rat and a Baby, Out of the Fog, You're in the Navy Now, Miracle of the White Stallions, An Angel from Texas, How to Beat the High Cost of Living, Brenda Starr, The Dude Goes West, The Girl Rush, A Dispatch from Reuter's, Four Wives, The Joker Is Wild, Who's Got the Action?, You Gotta Stay Happy, Four Mothers, Orders to Kill, Evening in Byzantium, Moving Violation, Meet Me After the Show, Foolin' Around, Take This Job and Shove It, On Your Toes, Thieves Fall Out, Rendezvous with Annie, My Love Came Back, Eagle Squadron, Treat 'Em Rough
TV Shows Green Acres, Switch, Dress Gray, Peter and Paul, Leave It to Larry, The Dr. Seuss Show, The Word (US), Benjamin Franklin


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1 Was left-handed.
2 On Green Acres (1965), his character owned a farm, in real-life, he embarked on a non-profit organization for inner-city children from all over the country, to give them a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside.
3 He served in the Naval Reserve during World War II and fought in the Battle of Tarawa and he was awarded the Bronze Star with a Combat "V" for valor after rescuing 47 stranded Marines as the pilot of a Coast Guard landing craft.
4 His home was previously owned by silent star Billie Dove.
5 From 1945 through 1952 he produced a series of fourteen educational two-reelers in 16mm. Two sex-education films directed to pre-teens, "Human Beginnings" and "Human Growth," were still in use almost forty years later. Albert also produced industrial documentaries.
6 Albert had a successful night club act in the mid-50s, playing Vegas, Miami, and New York's Waldorf-Astoria.
7 Was an enthusiastic agronomist and turned his front yard into a cornfield and his backyard into a vegetable garden.
8 Worked with Shirley Jones in 1 movie and on episodes of both shows: Oklahoma! (1955), a 2 part episode of The Love Boat (1977) and Murder, She Wrote (1984).
9 Attended the funeral of his former Green Acres (1965) co-star, Eva Gabor, when the actress passed away on July 4, 1995.
10 Just 8 days after his 90th birthday, he, alongside Steve Allen, Sid Caesar, Kent McCord, Barbara Eden and Dick Van Dyke, attended the MTV's Launch Party for TV Land. [30 April 1996].
11 Moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his family, when Eddie was age 1.
12 Resided in Pacific Palisades, California. His house was a Spanish-style house on an acre of land with a cornfield in the front yard.
13 His father, Frank Daniel Heimberger, died in 1970. His father lived to be 96.
14 Albert narrated and starred in a 1970 film promoting the views of Weyerhaeuser, a major international forestry products concern.
15 Met Oscar Hammerstein in 1939, starring in the Broadway smash, On Your Toes, adapted for the screen, and later starred in Oklahoma! (1955).
16 Served as National Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America's Conservation Program.
17 His Green Acres (1965) co-star, Eva Gabor, who played his wife in the series, was thirteen years younger than Albert.
18 Was also a popular conference speaker about birds.
19 The films he didn't like were: Roman Holiday (1953) and The Heartbreak Kid (1972), despite earning two Oscar Nominations for his performances.
20 Was a spokesperson for Beltone Products in the 1980s.
21 Prior to becoming a successful actor, he was a successful singer.
22 Met a young, unfamiliar actress Shirley Jones on the set of Oklahoma! (1955), where the two began a lifelong friendship, from 1955 until Albert's own death in 2005.
23 While filming John Huston's The Roots of Heaven (1958) in Africa, Albert met legendary actor, humanitarian and philosopher Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
24 His ex-Switch (1975) co-star, Sharon Gless, co-starred with Albert, in Crash (1978).
25 Sang in the church choir.
26 Began acting at a very early age.
27 Met Buddy Ebsen on the set of Attack (1956), where the two began a lifelong friendship, from 1956, until Ebsen's own death in 2003.
28 Buried alongside his wife Margo at Westwood Memorial in Los Angeles, California. His Green Acres (1965) co-star, Eva Gabor, is buried nearby.
29 Appeared on the front cover of TV Guide five times.
30 Acting mentors and friends of Tom Lester, Robert Wagner and Sharon Gless.
31 Served as director of the U.S. Council on Refugees.
32 Guest starred on the first episode of The Fall Guy (1981).
33 Eddie Albert passed away on May 26, 2005. Just 1 day after his death, the remake of his 1974 movie The Longest Yard (2005) was released, which Burt Reynolds also appeared in this movie.
34 Mother was a housewife.
35 His paternal grandfather, Jacob Henry Heimberger, was of German descent, and his paternal grandmother, Mary L. Frillman, was a German immigrant, from Lübeck.
36 In 1933, he traveled to New York City, where he co-hosted on the popular radio show, The Honeymooners - Grace and Eddie Show, which ran for three years.
37 Met Jane Wyman on the set of Brother Rat (1938), where the two began a lifelong friendship, from 1938, until Albert's own death in 2005. He would also have a recurring role opposite her on Falcon Crest (1981).
38 After his guest-starring role on Extreme Ghostbusters (1997), he retired from acting at age 91.
39 In 1946, he served as Executive Producer of Eddie Albert Productions.
40 Played Oliver Wendell Douglas, along with Eva Gabor as Lisa Douglas, on three shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Petticoat Junction (1963) and Green Acres (1965).
41 Was also good friends with Morgan Fairchild and Gregory Peck.
42 Won the role of Oliver Wendell Douglas on Green Acres (1965), because he knew and was hired by producer/creator Paul Henning.
43 Was raised in the same city as Ann Sothern.
44 Taught his Green Acres (1965) co-star, Tom Lester, to eat healthily, just like Albert himself did.
45 Was an active Democrat.
46 He was very disappointed when Green Acres was canceled at the end of the sixth season, due to the infamous "rural purge" of American television network programming (particularly on CBS). The "rural purge" was widespread series cancellations, beginning in 1969 and lasting until 1972, and due to the inclusion of new statistical demographics from television ratings agency Neilsen, and sponsors alarmed by the older, "more countrified" audiences for the shows canceled. Of the cancellations, almost all were still popular rural-themed shows with similarly skewed rural audiences, and took place at the end of the 1970-1971 television season. Included in the purge were all three of Paul Henning produced country comedies, The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Petticoat Junction (1963), and Green Acres (1965).
47 Remained good friends with Robert Wagner during and after Switch (1975).
48 Remained good friends with Tom Lester during and after Green Acres (1965).
49 Before he was a successful actor, he was also a soda jerk and a singer in a pop band.
50 Met his future wife, Margo, while on leave of duty. They were married in December 1945, after Eddie's discharge from the U.S. Navy.
51 His wife, Margo, died in 1985, just five months before the couple's 40th wedding anniversary.
52 Was a huge fan of Falcon Crest (1981) that starred his old friend Jane Wyman, and had a recurring role in 1987.
53 Was a spokesperson for the National Arbor Day Foundation from 1985 to 1993.
54 Founder of City Children's Farms, a program for involving inner-city children in farming, and the Eddie Albert Trees Foundation.
55 In high school, he joined the Drama Department.
56 Born at 11:30 am, central time zone.
57 Graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1924.
58 To hide the fact that he was born out of wedlock, his mother altered his birth certificate to read 1908. However, his son, Edward Albert, confirmed Eddie Sr. was actually born in 1906.
59 While in elementary school, during World War I, he was taunted as "the enemy" by his classmates, due to his Germanic surname of Heimberger (later dropped, for professional reasons, in favor of his given middle name, Albert).
60 When his son Edward Albert was 18, he and his father sailed to Anacapa Island, part of Channel Islands National Park, located about 11 miles off the coast of Ventura County, California, to examine the effects of DDT on the pelican population.
61 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 5-7. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
62 Best remembered by the public for his starring role as the big-city lawyer turned farmer Oliver Wendell Douglas in Green Acres (1965).
63 Before he was a successful actor, he almost did everything at an early age, from working as a newspaper boy to that of an insurance salesman.
64 Began his career as a contract player for Warner Bros. in 1936.
65 He had 12 hobbies: jogging, swimming, golfing, world travel, organic gardening, sculpting, beekeeping, wine making, sailing, boating, reading and playing guitar.
66 Three of the surviving cast members of Green Acres (1965) attended his funeral, on 26 May 2005, co-star, Tom Lester was not present. Albert once stated Lester was his closest and best friend.
67 His future Switch (1975) co-star, Robert Wagner, had seen him in the movie Brother Rat (1938) at the time of its release. He said that even though he was only eight years old, he was impressed by Albert's talent.
68 His son, Edward Albert, died just over a year after his father, from lung cancer.
69 Was very good friends with: Shirley Jones, Marsha Hunt, Ernest Borgnine, Vincent Price, Eve Arden, Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Loretta Young, Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Eva Gabor, Frank Cady, Charlie Callas, Bernie Kopell, John Qualen, Errol Flynn, John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Angie Dickinson, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Aaron Spelling, Paul Henning, Leif Erickson, Burt Reynolds, Nanette Fabray, Gordon Jump, Audrey Hepburn, Mary Grace Canfield, Edgar Buchanan, Lucille Ball, Bea Benaderet, Denver Pyle, John Wayne, Norman Lloyd, Jane Greer, June Lockhart, Robert Hutton, Ann Sothern, Ronald Reagan, William Bryant, Mickey Rooney, Beverly Garland and Gregory Peck.
70 Classmate (Minneapolis Central High School, 1926) of actress Ann Sothern, then known as Harriette Lake.
71 He wrote the first original drama for television in 1936 as well as writing dozens of small scripts for RCA.
72 Grandfather of Thais Albert.
73 Buried not too far from his Green Acres (1965) co-star Eva Gabor at Westwood Memorial in Los Angeles, California.
74 Turned down the lead series roles in My Three Sons (1960) and Mister Ed (1958) in order to actively pursue his movie career.
75 His real name was Eddie Albert Heimberger. He changed his name early on while he was singing on radio with a trio. It seems the announcer kept introducing him as "Eddie Hamburger" so he dropped his last name and adopted his middle name as his last.
76 Also presided over a game show and two variety shows in the early 1950s.
77 Hired by the United States government, he went on what appeared to be pleasure sailing expeditions in Mexican waters. What he was actually doing was gathering reportable information on Nazi and Japanese activities in and around the two Mexican territories on the Baja California peninsula of Mexico (since 1953, the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur). As part of the same effort, he also joined a Mexican circus act, owned by the Escalante Brothers, as a clown and "flyer" in a trapeze act, and while touring with the circus, gathered intelligence for the U.S. government.
78 Attended the University of Minnesota where he studied drama and helped pay tuition by managing film theaters and emceeing weekly stage shows. At Minneota he joined a song, dance, and patter group with Herb Nelson and Grace Bradt.
79 His father was a Minnesota real estate agent.
80 His son, Edward Albert, was his primary caregiver during his last years battling Alzheimer's Disease. Eddie was physically healthy and physically active up to just one month before his death at age 99.
81 An avid environmentalist, he shared his concerns on TV on the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and Today (1952) shows and lectured everywhere from high schools and industrial conventions. He produced films to aid in campaigns against pollution. He also helped to launch the very first "Earth Day" on April 22, 1970, his birthday.
82 He and his wife Margo, a Mexican actress/singer, whom he married after the war, had a nightclub act.
83 Father-in-law of actress Katherine Woodville.
84 Was an active participant in the battle of Tarawa (Nov. 1943), one of the bloodiest battles of World War II and in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. Albert was credited with rescuing up to 70 wounded Marines while under enemy fire. He was awarded the Bronze Star with a combat "V". He did not speak about this publicly until it was mentioned in several television documentaries about the battle in the 1990s. Took a landing craft from the ships to the shore, and back, over 20 times to bring back wounded Marines from the shore. Had given up his acting career to enlist and went through OCS to become an officer.
85 Served in the United States Navy during WWII
86 Father of actor Edward Albert and Maria Albert Zucht. Two granddaughters.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Outer Limits 1964 TV Series Andy Thorne
Mr. Novak 1964 TV Series Charlie O'Rourke
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 TV Series Dr. Fred Wilson
The Lieutenant 1964 TV Series Rodney Cameron O'Rourke
The Nutcracker 1964 TV Movie Host / narrator (U.S.version)
Dr. Kildare 1963 TV Series Dr. Norman French
Captain Newman, M.D. 1963 Col. Norval Algate Bliss
Combat! 1963 TV Series Phil
The Greatest Show on Earth 1963 TV Series Frank Land
The Eleventh Hour 1963 TV Series Ken Downer
General Hospital 1963 TV Series Jack Boland #1 (1993)
Miracle of the White Stallions 1963 Rider Otto
Sam Benedict 1963 TV Series Lewis Wiley
Wide Country 1963 TV Series Duke Donovan
The DuPont Show of the Week 1963 TV Series Frank Foster
Naked City 1963 TV Series Earl Johannis
Who's Got the Action? 1962 Clint Morgan
Wagon Train 1957-1962 TV Series Kurt Davos / John Darro
The Virginian 1962 TV Series Cal Kroeger
The United States Steel Hour 1953-1962 TV Series Jordan Blake / Sam Stover
Winter Journey 1962 TV Movie Frank Elgin, an actor
The Longest Day 1962 Col. Thompson
Kraft Mystery Theater 1962 TV Series Joe Minelli
Alcoa Premiere 1962 TV Series Mark Evans
The New Breed 1962 TV Series Walter Cowley
Ben Casey 1962 TV Series Gene Billstrom
Tales of Wells Fargo 1961 TV Series Bonzo Croydon
Frontier Circus 1961 TV Series Dr. Payton Jordan
The Two Little Bears 1961 Harry Davis
Theatre '62 1961 TV Series
The Spiral Staircase 1961 TV Movie Albert Warren
The Young Doctors 1961 Dr, Charles Dornberger
General Electric Theater 1954-1961 TV Series Louie Schmidt / Paul Mattson / Narrator
Madison Avenue 1961 Harvey Holt Ames
Sunday Showcase 1960 TV Series Guest
Playhouse 90 1959 TV Series Oliver Erwenter / Leroy Dawson
Beloved Infidel 1959 Bob Carter
The Ballad of Louie the Louse 1959 TV Movie Paul Hughes
Riverboat 1959 TV Series Dan Simpson
Laramie 1959 TV Series Roany Bishop
The David Niven Show 1959 TV Series Adam Winter
Your Hit Parade 1959 TV Series
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958 TV Series Joe Minelli
The Loretta Young Show 1954-1958 TV Series Max Asher / Tiger Tipton / Lionel Kent
Zane Grey Theater 1956-1958 TV Series Jess Matson / Jed Wiley / Sam Barlow / ...
Schlitz Playhouse 1952-1958 TV Series Sheldon Black / Randy Smith
Goodyear Theatre 1958 TV Series Calvin Lazarus
The Roots of Heaven 1958 Abe Fields
The Gun Runners 1958 Hanagan
Orders to Kill 1958 Major MacMahon
Studio 57 1958 TV Series Jim Hammond
Climax! 1956-1957 TV Series David Adams / Barney Kanda / Gabe Douglas
The Joker Is Wild 1957 Austin Mack
The Sun Also Rises 1957 Bill Gorton
The Teahouse of the August Moon 1956 Capt. McLean
Our Mr. Sun 1956 TV Movie The Fiction Writer
Attack 1956 Capt. Erskine Cooney
The Alcoa Hour 1956 TV Series Ralph Grimes
Goodyear Playhouse 1953-1956 TV Series Ted / Narrator
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1953-1956 TV Series Charlie
I'll Cry Tomorrow 1955 Burt McGuire
Robert Montgomery Presents 1955 TV Series Jesse
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater 1955 TV Series R.J. Banning
Oklahoma! 1955 Ali Hakim
The Girl Rush 1955 Elliot Atterbury
Front Row Center 1955 TV Series Dr. Jack Davidson
TV Reader's Digest 1955 TV Series Joey White
The Chocolate Soldier 1955 TV Movie Bumerli
A Connecticut Yankee 1955 TV Movie Martin Barret
Medallion Theatre 1954 TV Series
Season's Greetings 1953 TV Movie
The Motorola Television Hour 1953 TV Series
The Philip Morris Playhouse 1953 TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood 1951-1953 TV Series John Peter Zenger / Winston Smith
Roman Holiday 1953 Irving Radovich
Nothing But the Best 1953 TV Series Host
The Revlon Mirror Theater 1953 TV Series
Danger 1953 TV Series
Suspense 1949-1953 TV Series Danny Maguire
The Plymouth Playhouse 1953 TV Series
Leave It to Larry 1952 TV Series Larry Tucker
Carrie 1952 Charles Drouet
Actor's and Sin 1952 Orlando Higgens (segment "Woman of Sin")
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre 1951 TV Series
Lights Out 1951 TV Series
Meet Me After the Show 1951 Chris Leeds
You're in the Navy Now 1951 Lt. Bill Barron
The Fuller Brush Girl 1950 Humphrey Briggs
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 1948 TV Series
Every Girl Should Be Married 1948 Harry Proctor / 'Old' Joe (uncredited)
The Ford Theatre Hour 1948 TV Series
You Gotta Stay Happy 1948 Bullets Baker
The Dude Goes West 1948 Daniel Bone
Unconquered 1947 Barker (scenes deleted)
Time Out of Mind 1947 Jake Bullard
Hit Parade of 1947 1947 Kip Walker
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman 1947 Steve Nelson
The Perfect Marriage 1947 Gil Cummins
Rendezvous with Annie 1946 Cpl. Jeffrey Dolan
Strange Voyage 1946 Chris Thompson
Bombardier 1943 Tom Hughes
Ladies' Day 1943 Wacky Waters
Lady Bodyguard 1943 Terry Moore
Eagle Squadron 1942 Leckie
Treat 'Em Rough 1942 Bill Kingsford aka The Panama Kid
Out of the Fog 1941 George Watkins
Thieves Fall Out 1941 Eddie Barnes
The Wagons Roll at Night 1941 Matt Varney
The Great Mr. Nobody 1941 Robert 'Dreamy' Smith
Four Mothers 1941 Clint Forrest
A Dispatch from Reuter's 1940 Max Wagner
My Love Came Back 1940 Dusty Rhodes
An Angel from Texas 1940 Peter Coleman
Brother Rat and a Baby 1940 'Bing' Edwards
Four Wives 1939 Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.
On Your Toes 1939 Phil Dolan Jr.
Brother Rat 1938 'Bing' Edwards
NBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press 1936 TV Movie The Love Nest
California 1997 TV Series Ben McKay
Extreme Ghostbusters 1997 TV Series Ben - Museum Curator
Spider-Man 1996-1997 TV Series Adrian Toomes Old Vulture Vulture
The Barefoot Executive 1995 TV Movie Herbert Gower
Death Valley Memories 1994 Narrator
Headless! 1994 Short Sheriff George
Time Trax 1993 TV Series Noah
The Golden Palace 1993 TV Series Bill Douglas
Okavango: The Wild Frontier 1993 TV Series Uncle Bill Scofield / Uncle Bill
The Girl from Mars 1991 TV Movie Dr. Charles Favender
The Ray Bradbury Theater 1990 TV Series Jonathan Hughes
Return to Green Acres 1990 TV Movie Oliver Wendell Douglas
Los Angeles History Project 1989 TV Series Narrator
Brenda Starr 1989 Police Chief Maloney
Thirtysomething 1989 TV Series Charlie Weston
The Big Picture 1989 M.C. (as Eddie Albert Sr.)
War and Remembrance 1988 TV Mini-Series Breckinridge Long
The Twilight Zone 1988 TV Series Roger Leads
Murder, She Wrote 1988 TV Series Jackson Lane
Falcon Crest 1987 TV Series Carlton Travis
Turnaround 1987 Theo
Mercy or Murder? 1987 TV Movie Joe Varon
Highway to Heaven 1986 TV Series Senator Fritz McCorkindale
Dress Gray 1986 TV Mini-Series Judge Hand
Head Office 1985 Pete Helmes
Stitches 1985 Dean Bradley
Hotel 1985 TV Series MacDonald 'Mack' Erickson
In Like Flynn 1985 TV Movie Bill White
Burning Rage 1984 TV Movie Will Larson
Dreamscape 1984 The President
The Act 1984 Harry Kruger
The Demon Murder Case 1983 TV Movie Father Dietrich
The Love Boat 1983 TV Series Dean Burton Lockwood
Simon & Simon 1983 TV Series Judge Elliott Morris Taylor
Yes, Giorgio 1982 Henry Pollack
Rooster 1982 TV Movie Rev. Harlan Barnum
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1982 TV Series Jason O'Day
Goliath Awaits 1981 TV Movie Adm. Wiley Sloan
The Fall Guy 1981 TV Series John Cramer
Take This Job and Shove It 1981 Samuel Ellison
Peter and Paul 1981 TV Movie Festus
Yesterday 1981 Bart Kramer
The Oklahoma City Dolls 1981 TV Movie Coach Homer Sixx
Living in Paradise 1981 TV Movie Vincent Slattery
Foolin' Around 1980 Daggett
Beulah Land 1980 TV Mini-Series Felix Kendrick
Border Cop 1980 Moffat
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living 1980 Max
Trouble in High Timber Country 1980 TV Movie Carroll Yeager
The Concorde... Airport '79 1979 Eli Sands
The Word 1978 TV Mini-Series Ogden Towery
Crash 1978 TV Movie Capt. Dunn
Evening in Byzantium 1978 TV Movie Brian Murphy
Switch 1975-1978 TV Series Frank MacBride
Moving Violation 1976 Alex Warren
Birch Interval 1976 Pa Strawacher
Hustle 1975 Leo Sellers
Whiffs 1975 Colonel Lockyer
The Devil's Rain 1975 Dr. Sam Richards
Promise Him Anything 1975 TV Movie Pop
Escape to Witch Mountain 1975 Jason O'Day
The Lives of Benjamin Franklin 1974-1975 TV Mini-Series Benjamin Franklin
Kung Fu 1974 TV Series Dr. George Baxter
The Longest Yard 1974 Warden Hazen
The Take 1974 Chief Berrigan
McQ 1974 Kosterman
The Borrowers 1973 TV Movie Pod Clock
Here's Lucy 1973 TV Series Eddie Albert
Daddy's Girl 1973 TV Movie Bob Randall
McCloud 1972 TV Series Roy Erickson
The Heartbreak Kid 1972 Mr. Corcoran
Fireball Forward 1972 TV Movie Col. Douglas Graham
The Lorax 1972 TV Short Narrator (voice)
See the Man Run 1971 TV Movie Dr. Thomas Spencer
Columbo 1971 TV Series Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister
Green Acres 1965-1971 TV Series Oliver Wendell Douglas / Charlie Foster / Calvin Whittaker / ...
Li'l Abner 1971 TV Movie
Howdy 1970 TV Movie
The Beverly Hillbillies 1968 TV Series Oliver Wendell Douglas
Mouse on the Mayflower 1968 TV Movie Capt. Standish (voice)
Petticoat Junction 1965-1968 TV Series Oliver Wendell Douglas
7 Women 1966 Charles Pether - Mission Teacher
The Party's Over 1965 Ben
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1965 TV Series Brother Love
Burke's Law 1965 TV Series Arthur J. Poindexter
The Rogues 1965 TV Series Gregg Roberts
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1964 TV Series Dr. Bert Andrews
Rawhide 1964 TV Series Taylor Dickson
The Reporter 1964 TV Series Paul Pollard

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Son in Law 1993 performer: "Green Acres Theme"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Living in Paradise 1981 TV Movie performer: "That's The Way I Am"
Switch 1977 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Dean Martin Show 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Danny Kaye Show 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Green Acres 1965 TV Series performer: "Green Acres"
Miracle of the White Stallions 1963 performer: "Just Say Auf Wiedersehen" 1963
The Garry Moore Show 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ride Back 1957 performer: "The Ride Back"
I'll Cry Tomorrow 1955 "Sing You Sinners", "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along", "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe" / performer: "The Vagabond King Waltz"
The Girl Rush 1955 performer: "Birmin'ham
A Connecticut Yankee 1955 TV Movie performer: "My Heart Stood Still", "Thou Swell", "Can't You Do a Friend a Favor?", "You Always Love the Same Girl", "Finale"
Season's Greetings 1953 TV Movie performer: "September Song"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1949 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman 1947 "Life Can Be Beautiful" 1947 / performer: "Life Can Be Beautiful" 1947, "A Cowboy's Never Lonesome" 1947, "Lonely Little Ranch House" 1947, "When Love is Young" 1937 uncredited
The Great Mr. Nobody 1941 "The Oceana Roll" 1911, "Bridal Chorus Here Comes the Bride" 1850, uncredited
On Your Toes 1939 performer: "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" 1936 - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Human Beginnings 1946 Short producer
Human Growth 1946 Documentary short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press 1936 TV Movie segment "The Love Nest"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Until They Are Home 2012 Documentary Himself
War Stories with Oliver North 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Desilu Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Remembering 'Roman Holiday' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Hollywood Greats 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Great Performances 1998-1999 TV Series Himself / Himself - Interviewee
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee / Oliver Wendell Douglas
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Victory in the Pacific 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies 1993 TV Special documentary Oliver Wendell Douglas
The Jackie Thomas Show 1993 TV Series Himself
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas 1991 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 43th Annual Directors Guild Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The 19th Annual Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit 1989 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon 1988 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The18th Annual Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
Musical Comedy Tonight III 1985 TV Movie Himself
The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame 1984 Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1983 TV Special Himself
Working in the Theatre 1983 TV Series documentary Himself
Parade of Stars 1983 TV Movie Himself
Your Choice for the Film Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Juke Box Saturday Night 1983 TV Movie Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1982 TV Special Himself
Siegfried and Roy 1980 TV Special Himself - Host
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1964-1978 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart 1978 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
CBS Galaxy 1977 TV Special Himself - Guest
Paul Anka ... Music My Way 1977 TV Special Himself - Cameo
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis 1977 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Co-Host & Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973 TV Special Himself - Nominee & Presenter
This Is Your Life 1972 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1966-1971 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Pet Set 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
The Val Doonican Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1949-1969 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself - Guest / Himself / ...
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Ed Nelson Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Johnny Cash Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Carol Burnett Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show 1968 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Pat Boone Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Himself
Our Place 1967 TV Series Himself
The Danny Kaye Show 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1966 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Hippodrome 1966 TV Series Himself - Host
What's My Line? 1966 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Secret to the Sixties 1965 Short Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1964 TV Series Himself - Singer
The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Writers Guild Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Performer
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
The Chevy Show 1961 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1961 TV Series Himself
Person to Person 1960 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959-1960 TV Series Himself - Guest Host / Himself
The 14th Annual Tony Awards 1960 TV Special Himself - Host
Startime 1960 TV Series Himself - Host
Disneyland '59 1959 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Art Direction-Set Decoration Awards
The Arthur Murray Party 1955-1959 TV Series Himself - Actor
The Garry Moore Show 1958 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1958 TV Series Himself
The Patrice Munsel Show 1957-1958 TV Series Himself
Operation Teahouse 1956 Documentary short Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Himself - Actor
The Name's the Same 1955 TV Series Himself - Contestant
The Saturday Night Revue 1954 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Emcee
Your Show of Shows 1953-1954 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer
I've Got a Secret 1953 TV Series Himself - Guest
Excursion 1953 TV Series documentary The Duke
On Your Account 1953 TV Series Occasional Host (1953-56)
The Eddie Albert Show 1952 TV Series Himself
The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue 1949 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 23, No. 1: Hollywood in Uniform 1943 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before the Flood 2016 Documentary The Fiction Writer
Trumbo 2015 Irving Radovich in Roman Holiday (uncredited)
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Oliver Wendell Douglas
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010 TV Series Commander Moffat
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows 2006 TV Special Oliver Douglas
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Memorial sequence
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt 2005 TV Series Himself
Doing Time on 'The Longest Yard' 2005 Video short Warden Hazen
Restoring Roman Holiday 2002 Video documentary short
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary Himself
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue 1985 Video short Jason
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1965-1980 TV Series Rider Otto / Jason O'Day
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Himself
Frontier Justice 1958-1959 TV Series Sam Barlow / Bide Turley
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series Burt McGuire
Breakdowns of 1941 1941 Short Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1972 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6441 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite "Fish Out of Water" Green Acres (1965) · Eva Gabor
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture The Longest Yard (1974)
1973 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
1957 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
1954 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Roman Holiday (1953)
1954 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor Roman Holiday (1953)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1973 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor The Heartbreak Kid (1972)


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#Quote
1 [on reviving "Room Service" with son Edward] Comedy is the most difficult thing to play, and I wanted to give Edward a lesson in doing farce.
2 Because I couldn't get work in pictures, I put a club act together with my wife and it caught on pretty well. Finally, Ed Sullivan invited us to appear on Toast of the Town.
3 [on his popularity while playing the seventy-something Frank MacBride on Switch]: What else is there? It can't be the plots. They're the same as for every other detective show on the air.
4 My real concentration is the development of bluegreen algae. It is an organic substance which he says will act as a fertilizer and allow farming with only a small amount of water.
5 [Of Robert Wagner's Switch (1975) character]: Pete is a ex-con man, a man who lives against the law. He knows a fellow who can get into the safe at midnight. Mac doesn't want to know about that, but Pete gets the information and he's in no position to complain.
6 [In 1976]: You have to recognize that some of these shows are mainly for diversion and laughs, and not wear out your welcome or take advantage of their courtesy. But I get a couple of points in there. If I talk for five minutes about gardens for children, I can make it entertaining and at the same time, hopefully do some good. And this has become my bag.
7 [In 1975]: People don't know how good vegetables taste, until they grow their own, and it's also very comforting to know you can still provide for yourself in this day and age.
8 [on starring in Switch (1975)]: The power of television is so great that I know it's making an impression. But it's difficult to say which impression it is. If you ask me if television and newspapers are creating an attitude of apathy. I'd have to say yes there, too. People are just so surfeited.
9 [Who asked and answered London's question in 1969]: You remember London's story, 'To Build a Fire'? He wrote it in that cabin. Another man and I started to walk the 18 miles from the cabin to Henderson's Creek. It was about 32 below, but it began growing colder. I remembered how London wrote about testing the temperature - if your spit exploded on the ice, it was 50 below; if it exploded in midair, it was 75 below. That story haunted me as we walked. It was about a miner who stepped in an alkaline stream and got his foot wet and desperately tried to build a fire before the foot froze. A lot of London's writing was hurried and awkward, but this was beautifully written - sheer poetry.
10 [Of his interest lying with ecology]: I've been a conservationist all my life, but in the last four years, times have changed, and the problem is not so much conservation as it is human survival.
11 I've always had it. I have a little garden where I grow vegetables. And I always wanted to own a small piece of land, near the woods - not to make a buck, but to watch things grow.
12 [on turning 82 in 1988]: I'm happy to be alive. I've had three pieces of cake otherwise I'm looking after my health.
13 [In 1987]: I said I shouldn't really discuss that, because if we really did, she'd faint. But I said, 'The lady of the house here, she lets me sleep with her.' And she kind of went, 'umph mumph' and left.
14 [In 1966]: You can't just push a button and turn on a blaze of family happiness, you must feel close all the time, every day.
15 [In 1965]: I'm allergic to monotony, not to work.
16 [While having a recurring role as Oliver Wendell Douglas on Petticoat Junction (1963), he continues to play the same character on its spin-off show, Green Acres (1965)]: But that doesn't mean that the work must be monotonous. Monotony is within one's self. Certainly Thoreau didn't find it monotonous in his little shed at Walden Pond.
17 Mankind must survive, the extinction of our national forestry, birds and fish must be stopped. For without it, we face total disaster. We must try to clean up this country's air and water system.
18 Our priority today, as I see it, is not just conservation, but survival. Not the moon or Mars or even Vietnam, but keeping ourselves alive!
19 [About Green Acres (1965)]: The show is a comment on how insane our society is. The writing was very light and very weird, but it had a profound base under it that none of us knew. Come to think of it, neither did we.
20 [on Green Acres (1965)]: The comedy is like "Pickwick Papers", or "Gulliver's Travels", or Voltaire. It's so far out that it becomes truth, deep truth.
21 [In a personal journal he has written]: 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.
22 [When asked about doing newspapers at an early age, and missed some of the people he kept in contact]: You throw a paper on the porch, but you don't sit down and have a talk...and that's where the real education comes from. And so I missed those best years and I find it difficult for me, in groups, to be comfortable. It's a little late to find that out.
23 [on his post-war career]: I took everything they could throw at me, pictures like The Dude Goes West (1948) and The Fuller Brush Girl (1950). I worked myself back up, but I never wanted to be a star. I was aiming to play the star's best friend.
24 [on why he accepted the role on Green Acres (1965)]: 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.
25 What's the most important thing in the world? It's love, and I look at that as an energy, not a sentiment.
26 I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people.

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1 Always spoke about environmental causes.
2 The role of Oliver Wendell Douglas on Green Acres (1965).
3 His gruff voice

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