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Jack Albertson (Stage Actor) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Jack Albertson

Harold Albertson, known professionally as Jack Albertson, was an American actor, comedian, dancer, and singer who also performed in vaudeville. Albertson was a Tony, Oscar and Emmy winning actor. For his performance as John Cleary in the 1964 play The Subject Was Roses and its 1968 film adaptation, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His other notable roles include Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure; and Ed Brown in the television sitcom Chico and the Man, for which he won an Emmy. For his contributions to the television industry, Albertson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1977 at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard.

Born Harold Albertson, June 16, 1907, Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died November 25, 1981, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names John Alberts
Occupation Actor, comedian, dancer, singer
Years active 1926–1981
Children 1
Relatives Mabel Albertson (sister), George Englund (nephew), Wes Studi (son-in-law)

About Jack Albertson

He won a Tony Award for his role in The Subject Was Roses and an Academy Award for his portrayal in the play's 1968 film adaptation.

Jack Albertson before fame

After dropping out of high school, he moved to New York City and began his show business career with the Dancing Verselle Sisters, a traveling vaudeville act.

Achievement of Jack Albertson

He received an Emmy Award for his depiction of "The Man" Ed Brown on the NBC sitcom Chico and the Man, and he was honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Jack Albertson family life

His sister, Mabel Albertson, died ten months after he died. Their ashes were scattered around the Pacific.

Associations of Jack Albertson

In the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, he co-starred with Gene Wilder [Movie Actor].

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Latest information about Jack Albertson updated on November 28 2021.