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Jack Albertson

Born: Jun 16, 1907

Death: Nov 25, 1981

Birthplace: Malden

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Jack Albertson

Date of Birth : Jun 16, 1907
Date of Death : Nov 25, 1981
Birth Place : Malden

Jack Albertson was an American character actor who also performed in vaudeville. A comedian, dancer, singer and musician, Albertson is perhaps best known for his roles as Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure, Amos Slade in The Fox and the Hound and Ed Brown in the television sitcom Chico and the Man. For his contributions to the television industry, Albertson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard. He earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the The Subject Was Roses.


  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Voice acting
  • Comedian
  • Radio personality
  • Dancer
  • Vaudeville Performer

Also known as

  • Jonathen George Albertson
  • Jackie Alberts
  • Harold Albertson


  • Leopold Albertson
  • Flora Albertson


  • Wallace Thompson


  • Maura Dhu Studi

Awards Won

  • Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor - Comedy Variety or Variety Musical
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