Jack Albertson


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Biography:
Birth Name: Jack Albertson
Born: 06/16/1907
Birth Place: Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Death Place: Hollywood Hills, California, USA
Died: 11/24/1981

Jack Albertson was born on June 16, 1907 in the town of Malden, MA to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Flora and Leopold Albertson. Although she helped support the family by working in a shoe factory, Flora also performed in local theater as a stock actress. Soon, both Jack and his sister Mabel followed their mother's footsteps into show business. It was an ambition that led the young man to drop out of high school and travel to New York City while still in his teens. Lacking funds to rent a room, Albertson slept in empty train cars and in the vast expanse of Central Park during those first lean years as he sought work as an entertainer. Like many young performers of the day, Albertson's first pay... Continue Bio >>

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