Born:16 June 1907
Age:(74 Years) 25 Nov 1981
Born country:Malden, Massachusetts
Father name: Leopold Albertson
Net Worth:$100K-1M (Approx.)
Profession: Stage Actor
Height and weight:5’11” (180 cm)
Jack Albertson Family Introduction
Spouse: June Wallace Thomson
Father: Leopold Albertson
Mother: Flora (Née Craft)
Siblings: Mabel Albertson
Children: Maura DhuStudi
Jack Albertson Early life
Jack Albertson was born Harold Albertson on 16 June 1907, in Malden, Massachusetts, to Flora and Leopold Albertson. Since his father abandoned his mother even before his birth, he was raised by his stepfather Alex Erlich.
Jack Albertson left high school and started working at the local “General Electric” factory. He also worked at one of the shoe factories in Lynn, Mass, before becoming a pool dealer in the nearby pool lounges.
Spending time in the pool lounges, Albertson learned the nuances of tap dancing at tap dancing. He also learned of his sister Mabel’s extra steps and watching vaudeville acts in his home town. At the age of 18, he began to participate in shows showing his talents as a tap dancer.
Career: Jack Albertson made his film debut in 1938 when he was selected for the role in Garson Kanin’s American comedy film, “Next Time I Marry”. He then played a series of minor roles in such films as “Strike Up the Band,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Anything Can Happen.”
In 1957, Jack Albertson played associate roles in such films as “Monkey on My Back”, “The Man with a Thousand Faces” and “Do not Go Near Water”. From 1957 to 1959, he played Lieutenant Harry Evans in 14 episodes of the television series “The Thin Man” of the “NBC” network, based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett.
Jack Albertson continued to play television and film roles during the late fifties and early sixties. From 1962 to 1963, he starred Lieutenant-Commander Virgil Stoner in 32 episodes of NBC’s Ensign O’Toole television comedy series. At the same time, Jack Albertson has also played supporting roles in such films as Days of Wine and Roses, Tiger Walks and How to Murder Your Wife.
In 1968, Jack Albertson changed his role as John Cleary in the film version of the 1964 play The Subject Was Roses. “His performance in the film earned him the” Oscar “for” Best Supporting Actor. “From 1969 to 1974, Jack Albertson played various roles in the western drama series” Gunsmoke. “Meanwhile, he played Grandfather Joe in the 1971 popular film “Willy Wonka&The Chocolate Factory.”
Jack Albertson Movies
- 1938 Next Time I Marry
- 1940 Strike Up the Band
- 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
- 1952 Anything Can Happen
- 1958 Teacher’s Pet
- 1959 Never Steal Anything Small
- 1963 Son of Flubber
- 1964 Kissin’ Cousins
- 1971 Once Upon a Dead Man
- 1972 Pickup on 101
- 1981 Dead & Buried
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Jack Albertson Awards
- 1968 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
- 1965 Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Winner
- 1973 Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
- 1975 Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by aSupporting Actor in Variety or Music: Winner
- 1975 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 1976 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
- 1977 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 1982 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee