Eddie and Margo Albert had a 39-year marriage before she died from brain cancer. Eddie died at age 99 after living a life that impacted all our lives in many ways.
Here's more information about Eddie and Margo.
Edward Albert Heimberger: April 22, 1906 in Rock Island, Illinois.
María Marguerita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O'Donnell: May 10, 1917 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Eddie: He died from pneumonia on May 26, 2005 at 99 years of age at his home near Pacific Palisades, California. Eddie Albert also suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
Albert's son Edward Albert Jr. was with him when he died.
Maria: She died July 17, 1985 in Pacific Palisades, California from brain cancer.
Wedding Date:December 5, 1945. Their 39-year marriage ended when Margo died in 1985.
- Eddie: None.
- Margo: Margo married Francis Lederer from 1937 to 1940. The marriage to Lederer ended in divorce.
Eddie and Margo had two children and two granddaughters:
- Edward Laurence Albert: Edward Jr. was born on February 20, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. He was an actor, musician, singer, activist, and linguist.
He married Katherine Woodville in 1978. Edward and Kate lived in Malibu, California for thirty years. They have one daughter, Thais.
He put his acting career aside for eight years to care for his father.
Edward died on September 22, 2006 at the age of 55 from lung cancer.
- Maria Albert Zucht: Maria is married and has one daughter. She worked as her father's business manager.
Occupations:Margo was an actress and a dancer.
Eddie was a circus trapeze flier, clown, magician, and was an actor on radio, stage, movies, and television. He was best known for his role on the "Green Acres" television show. Eddie Albert served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and received a Bronze Star.
Eddie attended the University of Minnesota for two years.
Hobbies and Activism:
Eddie enjoyed boating, fitness, jogging, swimming, and world travel. He was an environmental and humanitarian activist supporting issues such as creating gardens in inner cities. He founded the City Children's Farms in the 1970s. He helped launch the first Earth Day in 1970. Eddie was a special consultant at the World Hunger Conference in Rome in 1974, a director to the U.S. Commission on Refugees, and the national conservation chairman for the Boy Scouts of America.
Margo help found the nonprofit cultural center for arts and education, Plaza de la Raza. The center offers classes in theater, music, dance, and visual arts.
Eddie and Margo lived in Pacific Palisades, California. His home has been described unpretentious. It was a Spanish-style house on an acre of land with a cornfield in the front yard. Eddie grew organic vegetables in a large greenhouse he had in the back yard.
Quotes:Eddie: "I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people."
Eddie in a personal journal: "By the time I leave this Earth, I should have improved our relationships here and now, so that in the next generation sons, daughter and friends have my shoulders on which to stand, so it's easier to make their contribution."
Source: ABC News
Edward Jr. about his dad: "With Papa, the thing that was most important was the quality of love and, almost equal to love, growth. Since I was little, he emphasized growth. That's something he passed on to me."