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Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson
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Jack Albertson Biography

Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an American character actor who also performed in 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 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), and as Ed Brown in the 1974–1978 television sitcom Chico and the Man. For his 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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Jack Albertson Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2004 TV Land Awards Quintessential Non-Traditional Family "Chico and the Man" (1974). Nominated
1982 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special My Body, My Child (1982) (TV). Nominated
1977 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series "Chico and the Man" (1974). Nominated
1977 Walk of Fame Television Won
1976 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series "Chico and the Man" (1974). Won

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