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Harold "Jack" Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981)[2] was an American actor, comedian, dancer and singer who also performed in vaudeville.[3] Albertson is known for his role as John Cleary in The Subject Was Roses (1968), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; 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
Chico and the Man
(1974–78). For his contributions to the television industry, Albertson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
in 1977 at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard.[4]


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Broadway 2.2 Film 2.3 Radio 2.4 Television

3 Personal life and death 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
was born on June 16, 1907, in Malden, Massachusetts, the son of Russian-born Jewish
immigrants Flora (née Craft) and Leopold Albertson.[5][6] His older sister was actress Mabel Albertson. Albertson's mother, a stock actress, supported the family by working in a shoe factory.[5] Until at least the age of 22, Albertson was known as "Harold Albertson".[5] His father abandoned his mother before Jack was born, and the boy was raised by his stepfather, Alex Erlich, a barber. Albertson's formal education ended after a single year in high school. During a New York Daily News interview (January 2, 1973) with Sidney Fields he reminisced: "I was bright but disruptive. I didn't do homework. To cover, I made wisecracks and funny faces at the teachers. They told me to take my business elsewhere." For a while Alberson worked at the local General Electric plant and in one of the many shoe factories in the Lynn, Massachusetts, area. He was also a rack boy in neighborhood pool parlors, where he was by his own admission a fairly good pool hustler, although he was always on guard to avoid playing anyone who could "out-hustle him. Reportedly, at one point he ran away to sea, and undertaking not as romantic as it sounds, since his parents apparently helped him pack for the voyage.His pool hall days provided Albertson with and opportunity to learn a few tap-dance routines from his fellow hustlers, and when he was eighteen he began to be paid for his prize-winning shows. His sister Mabel taught him the first "time" steps in tap-dancing, and he picked up additional routines by watching vaudeville acts that played his hometown. About that time he started sing with a group called "The Golden Rule Four," who held their practice sessions beneath a railroad bridge. [7] Career[edit] Broadway[edit] Albertson worked in burlesque as a hoofer (soft shoe dancer) and straight man to Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
on the Minsky's Burlesque Circuit. Besides vaudeville and burlesque, he appeared on the stage in many Broadway plays and musicals, including High Button Shoes, Top Banana, The Cradle Will Rock, Make Mine Manhattan, Show Boat, Boy Meets Girl, Girl Crazy, Meet the People, The Sunshine Boys
The Sunshine Boys
– for which he received a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination for Best Actor, and The Subject Was Roses – for which he won a Tony for Best Supporting Actor.[8] Film[edit] Albertson appeared in more than 30 films. He had an early minor role in Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street
as a postal worker who redirects dead letters addressed to "Santa Claus" to the courthouse where Kris Kringle is on trial. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1968 film The Subject Was Roses.[9] He later apologized to Jack Wild
Jack Wild
for winning the award; Wild was also nominated and Albertson expected Wild to win. Albertson appeared as Charlie Bucket's Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), and in The Poseidon Adventure (1972), where he played Manny Rosen,[9] husband to Belle, played by Shelley Winters. Albertson said that his one regret was that he did not reprise his role in the movie version of The Sunshine Boys. When producer Ray Stark acquired the film rights from Neil Simon
Neil Simon
in 1973, Albertson was expected to play the part, but by the time MGM had bought the rights in 1974 and was preparing to begin filming in February 1975, Albertson was not available because he was appearing on Chico and the Man
Chico and the Man
on TV.[10] Radio[edit] Albertson was a radio performer early in his career was known for appearing on two programs, Just Plain Bill
Just Plain Bill
and The Jack Albertson Comedy Show. Later, he was for a time a regular on the Milton Berle Show in the late 1940s.[11] Television[edit] Albertson appeared in many television series, such as Hey, Jeannie! with Jeannie Carson, the syndicated Western series Frontier Doctor with Rex Allen, Rod Cameron's syndicated crime drama State Trooper, and the 1961–62 drama series Bus Stop. He guest-starred on the David Janssen crime-drama series Richard Diamond, Private Detective. From 1960–1961, Albertson was cast in three episodes of Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan
Harry Morgan
and Cara Williams. On January 2, 1961, Albertson was cast as Sampson J. Binton, with DeForest Kelley
DeForest Kelley
as Alex Jeffords, in "Listen to the Nightingale", the series finale of Riverboat, starring Darren McGavin.[12] Albertson had a recurring role as the neighbor Walter Burton in eight episodes of the 1962 ABC sitcom Room for One More, with Andrew Duggan
Andrew Duggan
and Peggy McCay. He had recurring roles in Ensign O'Toole (1962–63) and Run, Buddy, Run (1966). Other 1960s series on which Albertson appeared were NBC's sitcom, Happy starring Ronnie Burns, and Glynis, starring Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
and Keith Andes, which aired for 13 weeks in the fall of 1963. Albertson appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone. In a 1967 episode of The Andy Griffith Show, he played the ne'er-do-well cousin, Bradford J. Taylor, of series character Aunt Bee
Aunt Bee
(Frances Bavier). He co-starred as "The Man" Ed Brown in Chico and the Man, with Freddie Prinze, for which he earned an Emmy. Personal life and death[edit] He resided for many years in West Hollywood, California. In 1978, he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, but kept this information private and continued to act. Two of his last roles were in the television movies, My Body, My Child (1982) and Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? (1983), both filmed in 1981 and released posthumously. His final theatrical role was as the ill-tempered hunter, Amos Slade, in Disney's 24th animated feature, The Fox and the Hound, originally released in the summer of 1981, four months before his death. Albertson died on November 25, 1981,[8] at the age of 74, of colorectal cancer. He was survived by his wife, June (July 23, 1924 – January 9, 2015) and his daughter Maura Dhu.[13] He and his elder sister, Mabel Albertson, (who died ten months later from Alzheimer's disease) were cremated and their ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.[14] Filmography[edit]

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Year Film Role Notes

1940 Strike Up the Band Barker Uncredited

1947 Miracle on 34th Street Al Uncredited

1952 Anything Can Happen Flower Vendor Uncredited

1954 Top Banana Vic Davis

1955 Bring Your Smile Along Mr. Jenson

1956 Over-Exposed Les Bauer

The Harder They Fall Pop

The Eddy Duchin Story Piano tuner Uncredited

You Can't Run Away from It Third proprietor

The Unguarded Moment Prof

1957 Monkey on My Back Sam Pian

Man of a Thousand Faces Dr. J. Wilson Shields

Don't Go Near the Water Rep. George Jansen

1958 Teacher's Pet Guide

1959 Never Steal Anything Small Sleep-Out Charlie Barnes

The Shaggy Dog Reporter Uncredited

1961 The George Raft Story Milton

Lover Come Back Fred

1962 Convicts 4 Art Teacher

Period of Adjustment Desk Sergeant

Who's Got the Action? Officer Hodges

Days of Wine and Roses Trayner

1963 Son of Flubber Mr. Barley

1964 Kissin' Cousins Capt. Robert Jason Salbo

A Tiger Walks Sam Grant

The Patsy Theatergoer with Helen

Roustabout Lou (tea house manager)

1965 How to Murder Your Wife Dr. Bentley

1967 The Flim-Flam Man Mr. Packard

1968 How To Save A Marriage and Ruin Your Life Mr. Slotkin

The Subject Was Roses John Cleary Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

1969 Changes The Father

Justine Cohen

1970 Squeeze a Flower Alfredo Brazzi

Rabbit, Run Marty Tothero

1971 Once Upon a Dead Man

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Grandpa Joe

The Late Liz Reverend Gordon Rogers

1972 Pickup on 101 Hobo

The Poseidon Adventure Manny Rosen

1981 Dead & Buried William G. Dobbs

The Fox and the Hound Amos Slade Voice, final theatrical role

1982 My Body, My Child Poppa MacMahon TV film; filmed in 1981; released posthumously; final television role


Year Title Role Notes

1956 I Love Lucy Helicopter Dispatcher Episode: "Bon Voyage"

Crusader Ernie Duchek Episode: "The Syndicate"

Sheriff of Cochise Greenbriar Merritt Episode: "Closed for Repairs"

1957–59 The Thin Man Lt. Harry Evans 14 episodes

1957–60 Have Gun, Will Travel Mayor Whiteside Jason Coldwell Bookie 3 episodes

1958 Bachelor Father Charlie Sharpe Salesman 2 episodes

The People's Choice Luther Jenkins Episode: "Daisies Won't Tell", with Jackie Cooper

1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Fallace Episode: "Boomerang Bait"

1959–61 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Bison Lodge Member Police Sergeant Newspaper Reporter Mr. Quimby Police chief 5 episodes

1959–62 The Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Program Reporter 6 episodes

1960 The Gale Storm Show Freddy Morell Episode: "Show Biz"

The Tab Hunter Show Coach Episode: "My Darling Teacher"

The Ann Sothern Show Mr. Dooley Episode: "Billy"

Happy Ed Langley Episode: "Chris' Night Out"

Klondike Eskimo Eddie Episode: "Sure Thing, Men"

1961 Riverboat Sampson J. Binton Episode: "Listen to the Nightingale"'

The Twilight Zone Jerry Harlowe Episode: "The Shelter"

1961–64 Mister Ed Paul Fenton 7 episodes

1962 The Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Show Mr. Eisenbauer Episode: "The Twizzle"

Bus Stop Lawson Episode: "Turn Home Again"

Lawman Doc Peters Episode: "The Unmasked"

Saints and Sinners Dr. Felixson Episode: "All the Hard Young Men"

Room for One More Walter Burton 8 episodes

1962–63 Ensign O'Toole Lt. Cdr. Virgil Stoner 32 episodes

1963 Glynis Al Episode: "The Pros and Cons"

The Twilight Zone The Genie Episode: "I Dream of Genie"

The Lieutenant District Attorney Episode: "Cool of the Evening"

1964 Death Valley Days Pearlman Episode: "Sixty-Seven Miles of Gold"

1966–67 Run for Your Life Harry Krissel 2 episodes

1967 The Andy Griffith Show Bradford J. Taylor Episode: "Aunt Bee's Cousin"

1968 Ironside Money Howard Episode: "Side Pocket"'

1968–72 Bonanza Jonathan May Enos Blessing 2 episodes

1969 The Big Valley Judge Ben Moore Episode: "The Battle of Mineral Springs"

The Monk Tinker ABC Movie of the Week

1969–70 Land of the Giants Professor Kirmus Inidu 2 episodes

The Virginian Billy "Moose" Valentine Nathaniel E. "Doc" Watson 2 episodes

1969–74 Gunsmoke Moses Darby Joshua Finch Lucius Prince Danny Wilson 3 episodes

1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. Mr. Chambers Episode: "Go Get 'Em, Tiger"

Daniel Boone Sweet Episode: "Run for the Money"

Nanny and the Professor Edwin Higgenbotham Botkin Episode: "The Haunted House"

1971 Love, American Style Archie Segment: "Love and the Second Time"

1971–72 Dr. Simon Locke Dr. Andrew Sellers

1972 Night Gallery Bullivant Episode: "Dead Weight"

1973 The Streets of San Francisco Tim Murphy Episode: "The Set-Up"

1974–78 Chico and the Man Ed Brown 88 episodes Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1976) Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1975, 1977)

1975 Tony Orlando and Dawn Himself Episode: #1.20

Mitzi and 100 Guys Himself Television movie

Cher Himself Episode: "Episode #1.4" Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance in Variety or Music

Match Game
Match Game
'75 Himself 5 episodes

1976 Donny & Marie Himself Episode dated April 6, 1976

1978 Grandpa Goes to Washington Senator Joe Kelley 7 episodes

1980 Charlie's Angels Edward Jordan Episode: "Angel in Hiding"

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Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Jack Albertson". walkoffame.com. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved February 14, 2017.  ^ a b c Jack Albertson's Kinship to Cloris Leachman, genealogymagazine.com; accessed October 19, 2015. ^ Berkvist, Robert (January 7, 1973). "Jack Spreads A Little Sunshine; Jack Spreads Sunshine". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-05.  ^ "Current Biography 1976". The H.W.Wilson Company. 1976. P#3-4 ^ a b Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
at the Internet Broadway Database ^ a b Jack Alberston on TCM.com ^ Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys
The Sunshine Boys
at the American Film Institute Catalog ^ Terrace, Vincent. (1998) Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland. p.229 ISBN 9780786445134 ^ ""Listen to the Nightingale", Riverboat". IMDb.com. January 2, 1961. Retrieved February 21, 2013.  ^ Blau, Eleanor (November 28, 1981). "Jack Albertson, Versatile Star of Stage, Film and TV Series". The New York Times.  ^ Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
at Find a Grave

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Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor


Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1936) Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
(1937) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1938) Thomas Mitchell (1939) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1940) Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
(1941) Van Heflin
Van Heflin
(1942) Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) James Dunn (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Dean Jagger
Dean Jagger
(1949) George Sanders
George Sanders


Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1951) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1955) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1964) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1965) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1966) George Kennedy
George Kennedy
(1967) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1974) George Burns
George Burns


Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Don Ameche
Don Ameche
(1985) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1997) James Coburn
James Coburn
(1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro


Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

Perry Como
Perry Como
/ Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
(1959) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1960) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1961) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1962) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1963) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1964) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1967) Art Carney
Art Carney
/ Pat Paulsen
Pat Paulsen
(1968) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
/ Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1969) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1971) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1972) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(1973) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
/ Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
(1974) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
/ Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1975) Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
/ Vicki Lawrence
Vicki Lawrence
(1976) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1977) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
(1978) Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
(1981) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
/ André De Shields
André De Shields
(1982) Leontyne Price
Leontyne Price
(1983) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1984) George Hearn (1985) Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1988) Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
(1989) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1990) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1991) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1992) Dana Carvey (1993) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1994) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1995) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1996) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1997) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1998) John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
(1999) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2000) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2001) Sting (2002) Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady
(2003) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(2004) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2005) Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
(2006) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(2007) Don Rickles
Don Rickles

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Young
Alan Young
(1950) Sid Caesar
Sid Caesar
(1951) Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante
(1952) Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
(1953) Danny Thomas
Danny Thomas
(1954) Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
(1955) Sid Caesar
Sid Caesar
(1956) Jack Benny
Jack Benny
(1957) Jack Benny
Jack Benny
(1959) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(1964) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(1965) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(1966) Don Adams
Don Adams
(1967) Don Adams
Don Adams
(1968) Don Adams
Don Adams
(1969) William Windom (1970) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1971) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1972) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1973) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1974) Tony Randall
Tony Randall
(1975) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1976) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1977) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1978) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1979) Richard Mulligan
Richard Mulligan
(1980) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1981) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1982) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1983) John Ritter
John Ritter
(1984) Robert Guillaume
Robert Guillaume
(1985) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1986) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1987) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1988) Richard Mulligan
Richard Mulligan
(1989) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1990) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1991) Craig T. Nelson
Craig T. Nelson
(1992) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1993) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(1994) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(1995) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1996) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1997) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(1998) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1999) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(2000) Eric McCormack
Eric McCormack
(2001) Ray Romano
Ray Romano
(2002) Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(2003) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2004) Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(2005) Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(2006) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2007) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2008) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2009) Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons
(2010) Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons
(2011) Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer
(2012) Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons
(2013) Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons
(2014) Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor
(2015) Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor
(2016) Donald Glover
Donald Glover

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play


Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1949) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1951) John Cromwell (1952) John Williams (1953) John Kerr (1954) Francis L. Sullivan
Francis L. Sullivan
(1955) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1956) Frank Conroy (1957) Henry Jones (1958) Charlie Ruggles
Charlie Ruggles
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1960) Martin Gabel
Martin Gabel
(1961) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1962) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1963) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1964) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1965) Patrick Magee (1966) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1967) James Patterson (1968) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1969) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(1970) Paul Sand (1971) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1972) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1973) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1974) Frank Langella
Frank Langella


Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
(1976) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1977) Lester Rawlins (1978) Michael Gough (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Zakes Mokae (1982) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1983) Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1984) Barry Miller (1985) John Mahoney
John Mahoney
(1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) John Glover (1995) Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
(1996) Owen Teale
Owen Teale
(1997) Tom Murphy (1998) Frank Wood (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice


Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
(2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Brían F. O'Byrne (2004) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2005) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(2006) Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
(2007) Jim Norton (2008) Roger Robinson (2009) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
(2011) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2012) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2013) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2014) Richard McCabe (2015) Reed Birney (2016) Michael Aronov (2017)

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Triple Crown of Acting winners

Jack Albertson Anne Bancroft Ingrid Bergman Shirley Booth Ellen Burstyn Viola Davis Melvyn Douglas Helen Hayes Jeremy Irons Jessica Lange Frances McDormand Helen Mirren Thomas Mitchell Rita Moreno Al Pacino Christopher Plummer Vanessa Redgrave Jason Robards Geoffrey Rush Paul Scofield Maggie Smith Maureen Stapleton Jessica Tandy

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