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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 16 June 1907Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 25 November 1981Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (colon cancer)
Birth NameHarold Albertson
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man (1974), for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Subject Was Roses (1968), a part which also won him the Tony award during its Broadway run.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Wallace Thompson (31 October 1952 - 25 November 1981) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (16)

Younger brother of Mabel Albertson.
In 1976, he became the eighth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Supporting Actor, The Subject Was Roses (1968). Tony: Best Supporting Actor, "The Subject Was Roses" (1965). Emmy: Best Actor-Comedy Series, Chico and the Man (1974).
He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea.
Biography in "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pages 6-7. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
One of only nine actors to have won both the Tony and the Oscar for the same role on stage and film. The others are Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Joel Grey (Cabaret (1972)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)) and Viola Davis (Fences (2016)).
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 10-12. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
Is the father of 'Maura Dhu Studi', a singer and actress, who is married to actor Wes Studi.
Won the 1965 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "The Subject Was Roses".
Nominated for the 1973 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Sunshine Boys".
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard.
Is one of 9 actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Thomas Mitchell, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Scofield, Jason Robards, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, Geoffrey Rush and Christopher Plummer.
Uncle of George Englund. This made him the uncle-in-law of Cloris Leachman from 1953 to 1978.
His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants.
Often confused with Arthur O'Connell, whom he co-starred in two movies with.
His widow June Wallace Thomson Albertson passed away at her home in Los Angeles California on January 9th 2015. Cause of death is unknown.
Father-in-law of Wes Studi.

Personal Quotes (2)

Ninety per cent of the things you do in this business are crap.
I started out in vaudeville, and vaudeville died. I hit the burlesque houses and they padlocked 'em. I tried radio, and you know what happened to radio. Then live TV, and it vanished. Now that I've finally got a toehold in movies, look what's happening to them.

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