American actorDied when: 74 years 162 days (893 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Harold Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981), known professionally as Jack Albertson, was an American actor, comedian, dancer, and singer who also performed in vaudeville.
Albertson was a Tony, Oscar and Emmy winning actor.For his performance as John Cleary in the 1964 play The Subject Was Roses and its 1968 film adaptation, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
His other notable roles include Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971);Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972); and Ed Brown in the television sitcom Chico and the Man (1974–78), for which he won an Emmy.
For his contributions to the television industry, Albertson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1977 at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard.