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Old 09-27-2006, 07:38 AM
Eve Eve is offline
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A Dana Reeve death for Eddie Albert, Jr.

From the L.A. Times, another proof of how damned bloody unfair life can be:

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Edward Albert, the actor-son of the late screen veteran Eddie Albert who first gained fame co-starring with Goldie Hawn in the 1970s film "Butterflies Are Free" and later became an outspoken environmental activist, has died. He was 55. Albert, who served on the California Coastal Commission, died Friday in his sleep at his home in Malibu after a battle with lung cancer, said his family.
As the only son of Eddie Albert the twice Oscar-nominated supporting actor who starred in the popular 1960s television sitcom "Green Acres" and actress Margo Albert, Edward Alpert once said, "I always knew I would act. It was just a matter of time." He made his film debut at 13, playing a runaway who encounters a disturbed Civil War veteran played by Anthony Perkins in the 1965 drama "The Fool Killer."

Over the next three decades, he appeared in more than 120 movies and television productions, including the films "Midway," "The Greek Tycoon," "The Ice Runner" and "Guarding Tess." His many TV credits include appearances on "Falcon Crest," "Dr. Quinn, Medicine "Woman" and "Port Charles." Like his father, Albert divided his time between acting and activism. In recent years, he served on both the California Coastal Commission and the state's Native American Heritage Commission.

Albert devoted the last decade of his life caring for his father, who had Alzheimer's disease and died in 2005 at age 99.
. . . and what does he get for it? Death of cancer at 55! Sonofabitch.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:36 AM
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I had a crush on him as a little girl. RIP

All my little girl crushes are dying lately. I am not pleased with this development.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:40 AM
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All my little girl crushes are dying lately. I am not pleased with this development.
Christ, I hope Monte Markham's OK . . .
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:57 PM
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One movie moment that will always be with me is his character on fire in the cockpit in the movie Midway. He is screaming and using a fire extinguisher to put out his burning body. It gave me chills when I first saw it and I can still see it in my head.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:02 PM
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Christ, I hope Monte Markham's OK . . .

You scared me enough to go look it up. imdb says he's still with us, although he hasn't worked since 1999.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:05 PM
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Let me amend that -- Mr. Markham is behind the camera these days.

http://www.iberianet.com/articles/20...ews/news85.txt
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