Eddie Albert
{ "" }
Share Eddie's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eddie Albert, the actor best known as the constantly befuddled city slicker-turned-farmer in television's "Green Acres," has died. He was 99.

Albert, who appeared in movies and television for more than 50 years, died of pneumonia Thursday at his home in the Pacific Palisades area, in the presence of his longtime caregivers and son Edward, family friend Dick Guttman said Friday.

Albert achieved his greatest fame on "Green Acres" as Oliver Douglas, a New York lawyer who settles in a farm town with his glamorous wife, played by Eva Gabor, and finds himself perplexed by the antics of a host of rural residents, including a pig named Arnold Ziffel.

Albert was nominated for Academy Awards as supporting actor in "Roman Holiday" (1953) and "The Heartbreak Kid" (1972).

The actor moved smoothly from the Broadway stage to movies to television. Besides his 1965-1971 run in "Green Acres," he costarred on TV with Robert Wagner in "Switch" from 1975 to 1978 and was a semi-regular on "Falcon Crest" in 1988.

He was a tireless conservationist, crusading for endangered species, healthful food, cleanup of Santa Monica Bay pollution and other causes. He had remained healthy even in old age.

"Three days ago he was playing basketball in his wheelchair with his granddaughter," Guttman said. "He stayed very vital."

Copyright © 2005 The Associated Press

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on May 27, 2005.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
324 entries
August 3, 2020
Mr. Eddie Albert,
I loved you in Green Acres!. Your character as Oliver Wendell Douglas is priceless.. I wish I could have met you!. Rest In Peace!.
Alisha Taylor
April 19, 2020
One of the best actors ever in television. True to method, he brought comic relief to many, especially rural people who sympathized w his character's hilarious frustrations on Green Acres. At 99 still a great loss to his family, his fans and the conservation of the country. My condolences to his family. He will be very much missed.
Janice Lien
February 28, 2019
Kate Braden
December 7, 2018
God Gained A Star I Would Loved To Know More Of Your Heroism When Serving The War I Seen A Gentleman Had Wrote But I Will Say With A Sincere Heart Thank You For Serving ! God Has You Now May You Enjoy Everlasting Life God Bless You Mr.Albert..
Gina Comer
September 15, 2018
Still remembered, still loved for the work he did in not just the entertainment industry but for society and the environment as well.
David Pius
May 6, 2018
October 5, 2017
Wilma Monroe
September 11, 2017
I grew up watching Mr Albert on TV. I'll miss seeing him in new projects, but thank him for all the joy and fun I got in watching him all my life. Thank you Mr Albert, rest in peace.
Clara Lee
August 18, 2017
Laura Leatherwood
August 18, 2017
May u Rip Eddie Albert.
Laura Leatherwood
July 28, 2017
Eddie was funny on Green Acers.
Jeanie Schroeder
January 31, 2017
It is certainly nice to know many people loved and appreciated you as an actor. It was my honor to be called your friend, having visited in your home on many occasions. The many conversations we had over lunch at your home are times I will never forget.

Thank you for also allowing me to share with you God's Word. You were very kind hearted man, always open to listening and learning. I am certain you are now in the presence of the Lord, having received Jesus Christ into your heart as Lord and Savior of your life.

I look forward to the day we are all reunited in that heavenly reunion. Thank you for your service to our nation and for being a great friend to myself.

Pastor David Vivas
Delano, California
January 30, 2017
We lost a great man and wonderful actor in 2005.
Loretta Woodard
January 11, 2017
We lost a great actor, and true friend, god be with his family in their time of sorrow.
Charlette Morrow ( Fergus Falls, Minnesota )
January 9, 2017
January 9, 2017
December 8, 2016
Joseph Nicholson
December 7, 2016
November 8, 2016
What a HERO of World War II!! Eddie saved about 2 dozen Marines from the waters around Tarawa. My father (miss you Gunny) was on the island with the 2nd Marines. More should know more of his Heroism then the know of Green Acres
Keith Alan
September 7, 2016
Add your message here. I was a big fan of green acres and ed you will be missed.i was a sixties child and considered myself very lucky to be able to enjoy you and eva on green acres,you was fun to watch and will be missed alot here!carry on in heaven til we meet again
First Namesharon Last Namereaves
August 16, 2016
Eddie Albert is one of those actors that you really miss once they're gone. Eddie Albert was humorous in some of the parts he played and being so may have masked his superb acting skills. He just seemed like an all-around good guy on camera. It would be hard for me to believe that he was anything but in real life. As I think back I've seen him in so many different movies. Especially some World War II features. I'm so glad he lived to a ripe old age. I loved that movie Roman Holiday. He was great in it. I'm sure many will agree with me when I say "We miss you Eddie."
Gerald Hessel
August 16, 2016
Eddie Albert is one of those actors that you really miss once they're gone. Eddie Albert was humorous in some of the parts he played and being so may have masked his real acting skills. He just seemed like an all-around good guy. It would be hard for me to believe that he was anything but. As I think back I've seen him in so many different movies. Especially some World War II features. I'm so glad he lived to a ripe old age. I loved that movie Roman Holiday. He was great in it. I'm sure many will agree with me when I say "We miss you Eddie."
Gerald Hessel
August 14, 2016
As a Bellman/College student at the fine hotel you stayed at in Kansas City in 1980, standing with the Doorman I asked you as you made your way to rehearsal if there was a Bellman in your play (Room Service), you replied "There is now!" and told your son (Eddie Albert, Jr.) to provide tickets to all the hotel employees. I went with my wife. Wonderful. And I remember how no one was allowed to call your room except the Conservation organization you supported. You, Ed Herlihy, and Patrick Duffy, were all great guests. I'll always remember your stay.
Rocco Carrube
July 10, 2016
A wonderful actor with the looks to match....THANKS FOR SHARING ONE'S GIFT...
Valenda Newell
April 24, 2016
RIP. Just a fan
March 4, 2016
To a good man and a excellent actor...
Robert Pozonsky
September 4, 2015
Rip my friend. I will always remember your long winded speaches you were a wonderful actor
cheryl wallace
September 3, 2015
July 31, 2015
You will be missed you are a great actor they don't make them like that anymore
Ralph Barnes
July 5, 2015
Green acres forever in my heart
Claudia Harris
June 13, 2015
many years of watching you on TV when I was young.. thanks for such a wonderful lifetime of entertainment
linda hansen
June 4, 2015
April 12, 2015
I will remember your delightful roles whether serious or comical. 99 years is a long time, yet you were not among us long enough!!
Mark Grubb
February 12, 2015
A great actor and very endearing person. I enjoyed growing up watching him on green acres. Rest in peace.
December 30, 2014
Good man
James DeHoney
December 30, 2014
Good man
September 22, 2014
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Fair winds and following seas sailor.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
May 10, 2014
Eddie Albert was truly an amazing person with so much talent the loss is clearly ours. Prayers fill our hearts while singing praises to God asking him to let us never forget the love we have for this wonderful person gone from our lives never forgetting the joy we shared experiencing a great talent. Hebrews 6:10.
January 26, 2014
To Eddie Albert,
You were a very talented actor. I enjoyed watching you on the sitcom Green Acres. You made me laugh. My prayers are with you Mr. Albert. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
January 25, 2014
Charlie Alden
January 18, 2014
Sempervivum fi,eddie
Jack Gorman
December 24, 2013
You played a coward in that great Aldrich movie Attack, but in real life you were quite a hero at Bloody Tarawa. For that and your wonderful acting I say...Thanks!
Maurice H Bank
November 18, 2013
I don't know if this will be seen or not, but I must say that Mr. Albert's most noteworthy achievement was not his Hollywood career. This man was a hero and Bronze Star recipient. I just saw a documentary about JPAC's efforts to bring back all of the Marines' remains from Tarawa. Several commented on how many dead and wounded Marines he picked up. A true hero first, an actor second.
Bill Pippin
August 24, 2013
He lived a full life and brought joy to many. May the Almighty God bring peace and comfort to the family. Romans 15:33
May 6, 2013
April 30, 2013
Revealation 21:4- And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more...
April 20, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
John Lowder
April 10, 2013
March 9, 2013
Dear Family of Eddie Albert: I was 12 when Green Acres came into m life and I still love to watch it. I grew up with a dear uncle who could grow anything, and a childhood spending time on his farm is one of my favorite memories. You are so blessed to have had him for such a long time. He was a good man, as was my uncle, who was named Bonhomme by a grade school teacher, which is French for good mn. Very Truly Yours,
Peggy née Dupuis now Denis
February 24, 2013
My Mr. Douglas I watch you every night you still make me laugh after all these year's and I want to say I love you and thank you for smile's you put on my face RIP.
February 23, 2013
Rest in Peace, and thank you
Joan Tonini
February 19, 2013
Marty Bedigian
November 15, 2012
This candle will always be lite for you Eddie. LOve ALWAYS; TINA PELLHUM
Tina Pellhum
June 30, 2012
Rest in peace
June 30, 2012
Green Acres is the place for me
May 23, 2012
I remember watching the Greenacers when I was just a little girl. It was a show that made me happy. Mr. Albert lived a long time and I only hope that his years off set was as joyful as he seemed on the show. May God give you all comfort and peace.
May 18, 2012
February 16, 2012
I remember Greenacres and how Mr.Haney tried to hoodoo you everytime he came around. LOL Thank you for the memories.May you rest in piece !!!
Angelina Garrett
February 11, 2012
I have fond childhood memories of him in Greenacres. He always seemed a gentle man and I like him even more, having learned of his conservation interests. All good wishes to his family, from Australia.M.
September 30, 2011
May the God of comfort and tender mercies continue to comfort you and your family.

Know that very shortly death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things will have passed away.

Please accept my sincere condolences.

D. Clark
June 29, 2011
To The Family of Eddie Albert,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. May the God of Comfort continue to be with you in these difficult times.May you also find comfort in the thoughts at Isa. 41: 10.
April 19, 2011
Eddie, You were great playing the part of Emanuel Swedenborg (1689-1772) in the "Man who had to Know." Hopefully, your role in the movie brought more visibility to this great person who was a virtual genuise, scientist, philosopher and theologian. And, most of all a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.
G. Steven Ellis
April 18, 2011
Dear Mr.Albert:

When I was a kid, I would never miss the Green Acres. Along with your spouse, Mrs. Gabore,you were this Big-City Lawyer who decided it was high time to breath the Fresh Air and to be in tune with nature.
I used to have a big kick out of the show because my folks had done just that: they had decided to buy a farm and just like Mr. Albert and Mrs.Gabore, they were the laughing stock of the area. Physically, they also looked alike,Mom was a blonde and my father, salt-and -pepper.

Thank you for all the memorable moments of great laughter!
Paul Plamondon
February 1, 2011
He was one of my favorite sitcom actors. I grew up watching Green Acres, it was one of my favorite shows. I had many hours of good clean laughter watching him on Green Acres. I miss him and many other good solid actors.
Vernon Rathbone
December 18, 2010
Green Acres will never be the same. Condoléances for the family.

Francyne Tétrault, Hamilton, Ontario
Francyne Tétrault
December 14, 2010
just was watching Edward jr on a rerun of Heat of the Night. I really enjoyed both Eddie and Edward over the years in different programs. I have fond memories of both of these guys. I miss em.
carlos chamberlain
November 15, 2010
To Eddie Albert,
I loved watching you on the sitcom Green Acres and you really made me laugh. I miss watching you on t.v. I will never forget you Eddie Albert. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
April 12, 2010
He was a great actor that I enjoyed to watch on Tv. He will be missed very much. May the Lord give you strength and peace always. Myra North Carolina
March 19, 2010
For Eddie...


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 12, 2010
den demarco for your help on gray days
den den den demarco
February 11, 2010
Eddie was a ww2 war hero who disobeyed order's and made multiple trips in to shore to rescue Marine's
that were pinned down by heavy shelling and machine gun fire. A lot of old Marines are alive today thanks to Eddie's bravery.
Ron Kinnaid
February 2, 2010
Resurrection Promise

Do not cry as your loved ones pass,

God has promised it will not last,

The time is coming with all things new,

And your loved ones brought back to you,

Revelation 21: verses three and four,

States that death and sorrow will be no more,

Remember Jesus said his friend was asleep,

We will be called back to be his sheep,

Yes it hurts to lose someone,

But soon every bad thing will be undone,

Trust in Jehovah with all your heart,

He’s been with us from the start,

So as we go on in this old life,

Remember he will rid us of this pain and strife,

Take his hand and see his power,

When he brings his judgment hour,

Those in the memorials tombs will come out,

We will all be happy and able to shout,

Look what God has went and done,

He's brought back Mothers, Fathers, Daughters and Sons.

Author:Steve Dalhover

From My book "Gifts From My Heart"
January 7, 2010
To Eddie Albert,
I really thought you were a talented actor. Watching you on the sitcom Green Acres was great. You made me laugh. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. God Bless. Lisa Weiner
December 30, 2009
I grew up watching Green Acres. Just a real nice family show.

To the Albert Family, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May you treasure your memories as they become more precious in weeks and months to come. I hope that you fine some comfort from the words at Psams 147:3- He is healing the broken hearted ones; and binding up their painful spots.

Your family will continue to be in my prayers.
December 27, 2009
Eddie Albert stands out as an actor and humanitarian that affected my look on life. His warm caring heart was evident in everything he did and he is well remembered.
May the Lord bless Eddie Alberts family and know you are cared about.
Cheryl Wong
December 4, 2009
In reading the entries of Eddie Albert, I am surprised to learn of his military service and courage. That alone should have been applauded, even now.
May he rest in peace, and his families have only blessed and loving memories to help them through these years.
Cheri Weiner
November 3, 2009
Richard H. Herrick
October 23, 2009
Oliver Wendel Douglas and Green Acres. When I attended law school I finally understood the inside joke when I took Property class. For hypothetical pieces of land they would call them Red Acre, Blue Acre and GREEN Acres! IT finally all made sense with his name! Awesome varied parts like the excellent man and actor he was in such a long career. My love to his family.
Suzanne Dobbs
June 30, 2009
The obit should have mentioned his distinguished military record and his heroic service in the Pacific Theater during World War Two when he risked his life to save others under intense Japanese fire. Mr. albert was a real hero but like so many others of his generation, he rarely spoke of it.
Robert Mauro
May 29, 2009
To the family of Eddie Albert. I am sorry for your loss. I would like to offer some words of comfort. In the Bible at Isaiah 33 verse 24 there it says no resident will say "I am sick." please read this verse.
Teresa Mock
September 12, 2008
September 2, 2008
"Green Acres" is one of my favorite shows yesteryear and today.

God bless to all of his family. Take care. I am very sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Landin
May 8, 2008
My love and sympathy to the family a gentleman that showed kindness to us all. I shared many lunches with Mr Arnold as a total stranger yet he made you feel he had known you for a lifetime. What a wonderful legacy.
Tom KIlpatrick
October 20, 2007
Sorry for the loss of a Great actor,Father,environmentalist,and I'm sure.....Friend. Thank you Eddie Albert for all the wonderful shows and movies you entertained us with....we will miss you Greatly. your work is done...rest in peace My friend.
Richard Simon
July 12, 2007
Mr. Albert,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and for your brave actions at Tarawa where as an officer in charge of a landing craft, you helped save the lives of wounded Marines. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
June 20, 2007
did not know this actor had passed on. sorry to hear this. loved him in green acres. god bless his family. he will be missed.
janet l. singh
June 4, 2007
I really loved his show on Green Acres
Deborah Morgner
February 19, 2007
Sorry, I hit the wrong key so this is part 2

In recalling that trip, we saw Irving Berlin, W.C. Handy,Joseph Cotton, one of the Roosevelt sons,28
v.I.P's in all but our exshange with
Eddie Albert is the funniest.
Sam Stewart
February 19, 2007
With Eddie Albert gone, it is like tearing out a page of our life.

In the late summer of 1949, my wife and I were in N.Y.C., It was Nita's first trip to the big city and I made it a point that she would see some celebrities.

We were walking down 5th Avenue, she began pulling my arm and pointing at an approaching fiqure
repeating about 3 times,"he is somebody" We saw him in "Brother Rat" but could not remember his name. He had a big laugh about it all as he passed us, he went into a drug store about the time that his name came to us.
To get another look at him, we went back to the drug store entrance to have another look at a live movie star. As we glanced in, he was sitting on the third stool, leaning backward, knowing that we would take another look. As he did,he, again had a big laugh
January 2, 2007
You were much beloved Mr. Albert, Rest in Peace.
Arlene Giudice
September 24, 2006
Scott Chamberland
April 27, 2006
April 26, 2006
Mr. Albert,

I was unable to send you a message on your birthday (April 22).

Thank you for always being hospitable when I'd go visit you. You always welcomed me into your home. Nache always made the best salad and was an excellent cook. I'm glad you allowed me to share with you the Word of God during our visits. Also, I appreciate when you came to visit me here in Delano in Nov. 1998. That really made an impression upon myself as well as fellow citizens here in our city.

Most importantly, I recall when I prayed with you to ask Jesus into your heart. You made Him Lord of your life. This was in 1998. Now you're in the arms of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ!
Pastor David Vivas
April 24, 2006
Eddie Albert 1906-2005 beloved actor and man rest in peace.
Jared Walker
April 19, 2006
Prior to going to Vietnam as a US Marine Corpsman in 1966, I was a house guest of Mr. & Mrs Don Belding of Alta Mura Drive, Pacific Palisades. Mr. Albert gave me a ride from the boulevard to their home. He was humble and kind. He gave me words of encouragement and wished me well. He didn't tell me who he was, but he didn't have to. This modest caring man will not be forgotten.
Charles "Ron" French
April 11, 2006
Mr. Albert was truly one of Americas favorites. Possessing talents above and beyond the majority of hollywood stars. Diversified, compelling and loveable in any project he tackled. Goodbye EAddie. You are sorely missed!!
Kathy & Dick Rodman
January 2, 2006
The pastures above will definately be 'greener' now. My condolences to his family.
August 13, 2005
Eddie you were my first heart throb! Will always remember you on T.V in the 50's. Thank you for sharing your wonderfull talent, and hansom looks, with us. Didn't know of your conservation work , but do now, so there is another great gift from you Thanks Eddie.

My sympathy and prayers to Eddies family. God Bless RIP Love Carol X
Carol Kemp
June 19, 2005
We have lost one of Hollywood's best, but Heaven is all the richer for it. I grew up watching Green Acres and it was a wonderful series - one of the very few my mother allowed us to watch. Eddie will be missed not only for his talents on the tube, but for all the wonderful humanitarian efforts he championed.

With Deepest Sympathy to Edward, Maria and their families,
Paulette Woolfolk
June 17, 2005
Greetings from Canada. RIP, Eddie. I loved your work on Green Acres and Oklahoma!
Luv Marnie
Marnie Crispin
Could not load more entries
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences