I am reblogging this post since someone who actually saw Eddie Albert at Tarawa Beach during World War II added a comment yesterday, which is after the article. This was originally posted in December of 2009.
Eddie Albert: War hero at Tarawa Beach
Edward Albert Heimberger (better known as Eddie Albert)
Born: April 22, 1906 at Rock Island, Illinois
Died: May 26,2005 at Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California
Eddie Albert and his family moved from Rock Island, Illinois to Minneapolis Minnesota at the age of one and by six he was selling newspapers.
One of his classmates was Harriet Lake who would become actress Ann Sothern who played the mother in one of the worst television series in history in My Mother the Car.
Appeared in First RCA Victor Telecast
He changed his last name from Heimberger to Albert because it was being pronounced Hamburger so often. He was on the first television broadcast made by RCA Victor in 1936. He made the movie Brother Rat for Warner Brothers Studio before being terminated for reportedly having an affair with the wife of the studio…
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