Edward Albert Heimberger (April 22, 1906 – May 26, 2005) was a popular Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated American stage, film, character actor, gardener, and humanitarian activist, perhaps best known for playing Bing Edwards in the Brother Rat films, or for his role in the 1960s television comedy Green Acres. He was nominated for Oscars in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday and in 1973 for The Heartbreak Kid. In an acting career that spanned nearly seven decades, two of his better known television roles were Oliver Wendell Douglas on the popular 1960s sitcom, Green Acres, and Frank MacBride on the popular 1970s crime drama, Switch. He also had a recurring role as Carlton Travis on Falcon Crest, opposite Jane Wyman.
Edward Albert Heimberger was born on April 22, 1906 in Rock Island, Illinois. His year of birth was frequently shown as 1908, but this is incorrect. While many Hollywood figures have often given years of birth later than their true ones (in order to present...
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Dreamscape is a 1984 science fiction film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David Loughery, with Chuck Russell and Ruben co-writing.
The premise of the film is a U.S. government-funded project to train psychics to enter other people's dreams. Initially a clinic to diagnose and treat sleep disorders, particularly in the form of nightmares, the project goes awry when the President of the United States is admitted as a patient, and sinister agents use the President's nightmares in an attempt to have him assassinated. The hero, Alex Gardner (Quaid), aided by Jane DeVries (Capshaw) uses his psychic gifts to save the day. The dream sequences include special effects, in particular a large snakeman and nuclear apocalyptic scenes. A subplot of the film follows the love interest between Gardner and DeVries.
The Longest Yard is a 1974 movie about inmates at a prison who play American football against their guards. Burt Reynolds portrayed Paul "Wrecking" Crewe in the original, and the coach Nate Scarboro in the 2005 remake starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Nelly. The 1974 original was also the basis for the 2001 movie Mean Machine, starring Vinnie Jones as Danny Meehan, based on the character of Paul Crewe, and featuring soccer (Association Football) instead of American football. Green Bay Packers legend Ray Nitschke appeared in the 1974 version as did the country singer George Jones.The protagonist is Paul "Wrecking" Crewe (Burt Reynolds), former star pro football quarterback living with his wealthy girlfriend (Anitra Ford) in Palm Beach, Florida. After a fight with her, he gets drunk and "steals" her expensive Citroën Maserati automobile. He is surprised when a fleet of police cars follow him, so he escapes them and hides the car underwater, but he is later caught. This leads to an...,
The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 American film starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, and Cybill Shepherd; the film was directed by Elaine May. A romantic black comedy, it follows Lenny, a New York Jew (Grodin) who meets and pursues Kelly, a gentile blonde bombshell (Shepherd) while on his honeymoon. His decision to dump his new wife (Berlin) to court this new love interest leads to a near-disastrous trip to Minnesota, where Kelly's father (Eddie Albert) is an unrelenting obstacle.
Both Jeannie Berlin and Eddie Albert were nominees for the 1973 Oscars as best supporting actors.
It is #91 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs, a list of the funniest movies ever made.
Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy. The film introduced American audiences to Belgian-born actress Audrey Hepburn, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert co-starred. The movie was directed and produced by William Wyler. It was written by John Dighton and, fronting for Hollywood blacklist author Dalton Trumbo, Ian McLellan Hunter. Trumbo's name was digitally restored to the film's credits when it was released on DVD in 2003.
In the 1970s, both Peck and Hepburn were approached with the idea of a sequel, which would have seen Anya and Joe reunite, but the project never came to fruition. The original film was remade for television in 1987 with Tom Conti and Catherine Oxenberg.
Princess Ann (Hepburn) is a royal princess of an unspecified country. She is on a widely publicized tour of several European capitals, including Rome. One night, she rebels against the strenuous demands of her official duties, where every minute of her time is scheduled. Her...
Eddie Albert was born in Rock Island, Illinois, Rock Island County