Jack Albertson

Name:
Jack Albertson
Age:
74
Date of Birth:
Jun 16, 1907
Occupation:
Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Singer
Parents:
Leopold Albertson, Flora Craft
Spouse:
June Wallace Thompson (m. 1952; His Death 1981)
Children:
1
Years active:
Ca. 1926–1981
Known for:
John Clearly In The Subject Was Roses (1968), Grandpa Joe In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971), Manny Rosen In The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Died:
Nov 25, 1981 (Colorectal Cancer)
Resting place:
Ashes Scattered In The Pacific Ocean

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Harold "Jack" Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an American actor, comedian, dancer and singer who also performed in vaudeville. Albertson is known for his role as John Cleary in The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971); Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972); and Ed Brown in the television sitcom Chico and the Man (1974–78). 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.



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