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Actor Eddie Albert starred in films like The Sun Also Rises and Roman Holiday as well as the TV show Green Acres.
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The program enjoyed six successful seasons on the air, while he became a household name for his portrayal of the Harvard-educated attorney with a passion for farming. As part of a cast that included Cybill Shepherd and Charles Grodin, Albert gave his second Oscar-nominated performance in the 1972 black comedy The Heartbreak Kid. He continued to work steadily throughout the 1970s,
most notably in the TV movies Switch (1975) with Robert Wagner, The Word and Evening in Byzantium (both 1978).
In addition to a slew of supporting roles on film during the 1980s, Albert worked on the popular TV drama series Falcon Crest, thirtysomething and General Hospital. The 1990 television movie Return to Green Acres reunited Albert with his former cast members.
Albert remained active in his humanitarian efforts until his death from pneumonia on May 26, 2005 at his home near Pacific Palisades, California.
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