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Old 05-29-2005, 03:35 PM   #16
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~RIP~ Eddie. You'll be greatly missed. Love you!

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Eddie Albert was a great actor, I'll miss him.
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He was in an episode of Murder, She Wrote and he was a politicians husband. I won't say what happens, but it was a far cry from Oliver Wendell Douglas.
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I really enjoyed his performance on this show. He lived a great life for many years!!
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He was in an episode of Murder, She Wrote and he was a politicians husband. I won't say what happens, but it was a far cry from Oliver Wendell Douglas.

I know - I've seen him in other things (just can't remember specifics at the moment - maybe a Columbo ep??) where he plays a villian or something and he's good at it too.

Amazing too how he worked in the circus when young. No wonder he could handle those tumbles down the telephone pole.
I hope somebody thought to put a cellphone in his casket with him - poor guy sure earned it.
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Eddie Albert was definitely the key to Green Acres success. Though he yelled at Lisa, Hank Kimball and others a lot, his portrayal of Oliver Wendell Douglas was outstanding, especially when he did his farmwork in a suit and tie. A plus for his rendition of the classic theme song. It showed his experience in Broadway musicals and his ability to get up to that near-yodel on the line "Farm living is the life for me." Somewhere in heaven, he'll be singing the Green Acres theme for many years.

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Yes he was in an episode of Columbo. I believe the first year of Episodes. He played a retired colonel? and Suzanne Plesette saw the murder he committed. I didn't know Eddie had a daughter. I knew of Edward his son. I don't remember Eddie playing on Falcon Crest for I thought his son did. The names are so similar.
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Here's a list from TV Tome of Albert's roles over the years....talk about prolific!



Starring Roles

Switch (1975) - Frank McBride
Green Acres (1965) - Oliver Wendell Douglas
Saturday Night Revue (1953) - Host (1954)

Guest Starring Roles

Extreme Ghostbusters - voice of Ben, the museum curator - The Jersey Devil (1997)
Spider-Man - Adrian Toomes/ Old Vulture - Neogenic Nightmare (14): The Final Nightmare (2) (1996)
Spider-Man - Adrian Toomes/ Old Vulture - Neogenic Nightmare (13): Shriek of the Vulture (1) (1996)
Disneyland - Herbert Gower - The New Barefoot Executive (1995)
Time Trax - Noah - Treasure of the Ages (1993)
The Jackie Thomas Show - Himself - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1993)
The Golden Palace - Bill Douglas - Say Goodbye, Rose (1993)
The Ray Bradbury Theatre - Man - Touch of Petulance (1990)
thirtysomething - Charlie Weston - Elliot's Dad (1989)
The Twilight Zone (1985) - Roger Simpson Leeds - Dream Me a Life (1988)
Murder, She Wrote - Jackson Lane - The Body Politic (1988)
Falcon Crest - Carlton Travis - Man Hunt (1987)
Falcon Crest - Carlton Travis - Sweet Revenge (1987)
Falcon Crest - Carlton Travis - New Faces (1987)
Highway to Heaven - Corky McCorkindale - Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington (1986)
Hotel - MacDonald "Mack" Erickson - Pathways (1985)
The Love Boat - - Greek Cruise: The Captain and the Kid/The Dean and the Flunkee/Isaac's Aegean Affair (2) (1983)
The Love Boat - - Greek Cruise: The Captain and the Kid/The Dean and the Flunkee/Isaac's Aegean Affair (1) (1983)
The Wonderful World of Disney - Jason O'Day - Beyond Witch Mountain (1982)
The Wonderful World of Disney - Jason - Escape to Witch Mountain (1980)
Switch - Frank McBride - Las Vegas Roundabout (1975)
Kung Fu - Dr. Baxter - Blood of the Dragon (1) (1974)
McCloud - Roy Erickson - The Park Avenue Rustlers (1972)
Columbo - Major General Martin Hollister - Dead Weight (1971)
The Ed Sullivan Show - Himself - The Rolling Stones / Ella Fitzgerald / Eddie Albert (1969)
What's It All About, World? - Himself - Eddie Albert / The Checkmates (1969)
The Ed Sullivan Show - Himself - Peggy Lee / Tony Bennett / Duke Ellington Band (1969)
The Dean Martin Show - Himself - Episode #113 (1969)
The Ed Sullivan Show - Himself - Eddie Albert / Sly and the Family Stone / Lainie Kazan (1968)
The Beverly Hillbillies - Oliver Wendell Douglas - The Thanksgiving Spirit (1968)
The Carol Burnett Show - himself - with Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, Nancy Wilson (1968)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - The Valley Has a Baby (1968)
The Ed Sullivan Show - scheduled guest - scheduled: Eddie Albert, Norm Crosby, Joan Rivers (1968)
The Ed Sullivan Show - Himself - Vincent Price / Eddie Albert / Lennon Sisters (1968)
The Dean Martin Show - Himself - Episode #80 (1968)
The Carol Burnett Show - Himself - with Jonathan Winters, Eddie Albert (1967)
The Ed Sullivan Show - scheduled guest - Dave Clark Five / scheduled: Eddie Albert; Pat Buttram (1967)
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour - himself - Show #2 (1967)
The Dean Martin Show - Himself - Episode #44 (1966)
Green Acres - Gus - The Good Old Days (1966)
The Ed Sullivan Show - Himself - Four Tops / Eddie Albert / Carroll Baker / Allan Sherman (1966)
Hippodrome - Himself - Host: Eddie Albert / Nancy Sinatra (1966)
The Ed Sullivan Show - scheduled guest - Count Basie / Diahann Carroll / Alan King (1966)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - Kate Bradley, Peacemaker (1966)
What's My Line? - Mystery Guest Duo - EPISODE #804 (1966)
The Dean Martin Show - Himself - Episode #23 (1966)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - Yogurt, Anyone? (1966)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - Betty Jo Goes to New York (1965)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - Hooterville A-Go-Go (1965)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - A Doctor in the House (1965)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - Joe Carson, General Contractor (1965)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - The Good Luck Ring (1965)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - The Dog Turns Playboy (1965)
Petticoat Junction - Oliver Wendell Douglas - The Baffling Raffle (1965)
Burke's Law - Arthur J. Poindexter - Who Killed Rosie Sunset? (1965)
The Rogues - - The Golden Ocean (1965)
Kraft Suspense Theatre - - The Gun (1964)
Rawhide - Taylor Dickson - Photographer (1964)
The Outer Limits (1963) - Andy Thorne - Cry of Silence (1964)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Dr. Fred Wilson - Eleven Days to Zero (1964)
The Hollywood Palace - Himself - Host: Ken Murray / Chad and Jeremy (1964)
Dr. Kildare - - Vote Of Confidence (1963)
Combat! - Phil - Doughboy (1963)
The Greatest Show on Earth - - The Loser (1963)
The DuPont Show of the Week - Frank Foster - Windfall (1963)
The Virginian - Pa Kroeger - Impasse (1962)
The United States Steel Hour - - A Break in the Weather (1962)
Ben Casey - - An Uncommonly Innocent Killing (1962)
Frontier Circus - - The Hunter And The Hunted (1961)
The United States Steel Hour - - Famous (1961)
Riverboat - Dan Simpson - The Unwilling (1959)
Frontier Justice - Sam Barlow - Fugitive (1959)
The United States Steel Hour - Sam Stover - Apple of His Eye (1959)
David Niven Show - Adam Winter - The Promise (1959)
Zane Grey Theater - Jess Matson - The Vaunted (1958)
The Garry Moore Show - Guest - November 18, 1958 (1958)
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse - Minelli - The Night The Phone Rang (1958)
Alcoa Theatre - - Lazarus Walks Again (1958)
Frontier Justice - Bide Turley - Stage To Tucson (1958)
Zane Grey Theater - Jed Wiley - A Gun For My Bride (1957)
Climax - David Adams - Murder Has A Deadline (1957)
Wagon Train - John Darro - The John Darro Story (1957)
Alcoa Hour - - No License to Kill (1957)
Zane Grey Theater - Sam Barlow - Fugitive (1957)
Climax - Barney Kanda - Let It Be Me (1957)
Alcoa Hour - - No License to Kill (1957)
Zane Grey Theater - Bide Turley - Stage To Tucson (1956)
Climax - Gabe Douglas - Burst of Violence (1956)
Goodyear Television Playhouse - - Rise Up and Walk (1956)
Toast of the Town - scheduled guest - scheduled: Rosalind Russell, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Albert, Tony Bennett (1955)
Front Row Center - Dr. Davidson - Johnny Belinda (1955)
Max Liebman Presents - Captain Bumerli - The Chocolate Soldier (1955)
General Electric Theater - Paul Mattson - Into the Night (1955)
Max Liebman Presents - Martin Barrett - A Connecticut Yankee (1955)
General Electric Theater - Narrator - I'm a Fool (1954)
Toast of the Town - Himself - Eddie & Margo Albert / Notre Dame Glee Club / Sam Snead (1954)
Medallion Theatre - - Homestead (1954)
Goodyear Television Playhouse - - Wings Over Barriers (1953)
The United States Steel Hour - - The Wedding (1953)
The Philco Television Playhouse - - The Bachelor Party (1953)
Studio One - Winston Smith - 1984 (1953)
Suspense - - Mutiny Below (1953)
Studio One - - The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1953)
Toast of the Town - Himself - Eddie Albert; George Connolly; the Margo, Paul and Paulette Trio (1949)
Suspense - - Revenge (1949)
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre - - Who's Your Judge? (1948)
Ford Theatre - - Joy to the World (1948)
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast - Guest
The Carol Burnett Show - Himself

Movie/Mini-Series/Special Roles

The Barefoot Executive (1995) - Herbert Gower
Death Valley Memories (1994) - Narrator
Return to Green Acres (1990) - Mr. Oliver Windell Douglas
Return to Green Acres (1990) - Oliver Wendell Douglas
Brenda Starr (1989) - The Police Chief
Stitches (1985) - Dean Bradley
Beyond Witch Mountain (1982) - Jason O'Dey
Airport '79 (1979) - Eli Sands
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) - Jason O'Day
The Longest Yard (1974) - Warden Hazen
The Longest Day (1962) - Colonel Thompson
The Longest Day (1962) - Col. Thompson
The Young Doctors (1961) - Dr. Charles Dornberger
Oklahoma! (1955) - Ali Hakim (The Persian Peddler)
Roman Holiday (1953) - Irving Radovich
Carrie (1952) -
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) - Humphrey Briggs
Four Mothers (1941) - Clint Forrest
An Angel From Texas (1940) - Peter Coleman
Four Wives (1939) - Dr. Clinton "Clint" Forrest Jr.
Lady Bodyguard - Terry Moore
Strange Voyage - Chris Thompson
Thieves Fall Out - Edward "Eddie" Barnes
Treat 'Em Rough - Bill Kingsford, a.k.a. the Panama Kid
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oh my god, i am so upset. we dont have too many left of the cast of green acres now unfortunately. RIP Oliver. He's probably up in heaven now with lisa eating her wonderful hotcakes.

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So long, Oliver! R.I.P.
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Good Lord! No wonder he lived so long - he was too busy to die! Good for him!
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Also ironic that he died the week that The Longest Yard is being re-released.
I always knew that watching Adam Sandler act had a strange effect on people but this is too much!


"Green Acres" is one of my favorite shows and Eddie Albert is a big reason why. With all the assorted kooks and weirdos that lived on the farm he was a great straight man. He may not have understood them and he never figured out why he could never fit in, but over time all the people of Hooterville had come to love and respect him, along with about 40 million or so viewers. He may be gone but the show still goes on, in reruns and on DVD, and I will keep watching it until Mr. Haney turns honest! God Bless Eddie Albert!
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That's so sad to hear of his death. Pest in Peace!!
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I always knew that watching Adam Sandler act had a strange effect on people but this is too much!


"Green Acres" is one of my favorite shows and Eddie Albert is a big reason why. With all the assorted kooks and weirdos that lived on the farm he was a great straight man. He may not have understood them and he never figured out why he could never fit in, but over time all the people of Hooterville had come to love and respect him, along with about 40 million or so viewers. He may be gone but the show still goes on, in reruns and on DVD, and I will keep watching it until Mr. Haney turns honest! God Bless Eddie Albert!

And here he was, a rich, educated man who could have looked down on them all, but was always so sweet and trying to fit in. I'm picturing him sitting at the Shady Rest playing guitar with Uncle Joe crashing those cymbals behind him and him muttering...."OOOOoooh you miserable......."
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I heard the sad news on another message board Its terribly sad that he died He was such a wonderful guy, and plus I LOVED him in Oklahoma and Green Acres But, at least he left us all some wonderful shows and memories from watching them Rest in peace Eddie Albert, we'll all miss you too

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Eddie Albert was a great actor,I'll miss him.

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