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Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson as Ed Brown 'The Man' in 'Chico and the Man', c. 1975
Personal information
Birth dateJune 16, 1907
Place of birthMalden, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of deathNovember 25, 1981(age 74)
Death placeHollywood, California, U.S.
Cause of deathColorectal cancer
Other namesJackie Alberts
OccupationActor, comedian, dancer, singer
Years active1938 1981
SpouseWallace Thompson (1952 1981; his death; 1 child)

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Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907 November 25, 1981) was an American character actor dating to vaudeville. A comedian, dancer, singer, and musician, Albertson is perhaps best known for his roles as Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Grandpa Joe in the 1971 version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Amos Slade in the 1981 animated film The Fox and the Hound (1981), and as Ed Brown in the 1974 1978 television sitcom Chico and the Man. For contributions to the television industry, Jack Albertson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard.

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