Oscar Actors: Albert, Eddie–Two Suporting Actor Nominations

Born Edward Albert Heimberger on April 22, 1908 in Rock Island, Illinois, Albert was a former circus trapeze artist and vet of radio and stage. Educated at the University of Minnesota, he made his screen debut in 1938 in “Brother Rat.”

Oscar Nominations

Eddie Albert was nominated twice for the Supporting Actor Oscar, both times for comedy, which is unusual.

In 1953, Albert was up for William Wyler’s “Roman Holiday,” and in 1972, for Elaine May’s “The Heartbreak Kid.”

Oscar Context

In 1953, Albert lost out to Frank Sinatra in “From Here to Eternity,” which swept most of the Oscars, and in 1972 to Joel Grey in the musical “Cabaret.”