- Edward Albert
name = Edward Albert
birthname = Edward Laurence Heimberger
birthdate = birth date|1951|2|20
Los Angeles, California, USA
deathdate = death date and age|2006|9|22|1951|2|20
deathplace = Malibu,
spouse = Katherine Woodville (1979-2006)
Eddie Albert, Margo
goldenglobeawards = Most Promising Newcomer - Male
Butterflies Are Free"
Nominated: Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
Butterflies Are Free"
Edward Albert (
February 20 1951- September 22 2006) was an American film and television actor. He was also known as Edward Laurence Albert and occasionally Eddie Albert Jr.
He was born Edward Laurence Heimberger in
Los Angeles, California, the son of actor Eddie Albertand Mexican actress Margo. [ [http://www.armyarcherd.com/2006/09/edward_albert_d.html Army Archerd: Edward Albert dies] ]
Edward is probably most famous for his work in the 1972 film "
Butterflies Are Free" in which he played Don Baker, a blind man who is a talented guitarist and singer-songwriter. His performance won him the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actor. The following year he starred opposite Liv Ullmanin the film adaptation of the play "40 Carats". Children may remember him as Mr. Collins, father to Wesley Collins, the Red Rangerfrom "".
He appeared as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot in the epic film "Midway". In the film "
Guarding Tess" (1994), he played the son of kidnapped former First Lady Tess Carlisle ( Shirley Maclaine), also starring Nicolas Cage. He also appeared in numerous films, television shows and soap operas, often playing a debonair gentleman with villainous tendencies.
He married Katherine Woodville in 1978, and they had one daughter, Thais (who is a singer/songwriter of the rock band Sugar in Wartime).
He put his acting career aside for eight years to care for his father in his last years. He died of
lung cancerin his home on September 22 2006at the age of 55, only one year after his father's death. His wife said he had suffered from lung cancer for 17 months. Despite his illness he had tended to his ailing father, who died at the age of 99 in 2005.
He had an adopted sister, Maria, who was not in
* [http://www.avril.bowles.talktalk.net/welcome.html Edward Albert Official Website]
* [http://www.armyarcherd.com/2006/09/edward_albert_d.html Edward Albert Obituary]
* [http://www.altfg.com/blog/archives/2006/09/28/edward-albert-obit/ Edward Albert Obit at the Alternative Film Guide]
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