Eddie Albert was one of the most renowned performers in the early 1930s and continued to thrive until the early 1990s.
Eddie established himself with his performance as Bing Edwards in the groundbreaking movie “Brother Rat,” which launched his career. After then, he became a recurring character in movies, usually playing the role of the main hero’s trusty companion but sometimes occasionally taking on the role of the antagonist.
However, it was for his role in “Roman Holiday” with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck that he was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor. Gregory Peck won the award.
Eddie, in addition to having a brilliant career in Hollywood, also devoted a significant amount of time to advocating for the issues that were important to him throughout the 1970s. He was involved in a number of social and environmental movements.
Even more impressively, he established the Eddie Albert World Trees Foundation and went on to become the national head of the conservation program run by the Boy Scouts of America.
Like many Hollywood kids, Edward was born into the limelight by Eddie, and his mother, Mexican actress Margo. He also had an adopted younger sister, Maria Albert.
In 1978, Edward wed Katherine Woodville, an English actress who had worked in cinema and television. In the end, they were blessed with a single kid, the poet, singer, and composer Thais Woodville-Albert.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Edward pursued a career in the performing arts while simultaneously engaging in significant social activity.
Although the 2000s seemed to be another decade in which Edward’s career may potentially advance, he had made the decision to put his own career on hold in order to prioritize the needs of his family.
As soon as his mother Margo passed away in 1985 from brain cancer, he started taking care of his ill father, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Edward had spent the previous decade of his life tending to the needs of his sick father, Eddie, who had been diagnosed with a condition that would ultimately lead to loss of life.
The terrible loss of the Hollywood star occurred on May 26, 2005, when he was 99 years old. The reason for his passing was pneumonia, and it occurred at his home in Pacific Palisades, California.
Unfortunately, Edward did not survive for too much longer after that. In the 18 months leading up to his demise on September 22, 2006, he was given a diagnosis of lung cancer.
It is clear that Edward had a strong relationship with his father since he gave up his work in order to take care of his father when he was in his latter stages of life.
In an interview in 1972, he spoke highly of his late father, which provided the world with a glimpse into the deep relationship that they had. “I’m delighted I’m his son because he’s such a nice guy.”