Hardie Albright

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Hardie Albright
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Albright (upper right) in The Scarlet Letter (1934)
Born Hardie Hunter Albrecht
(1903-12-16)December 16, 1903
Charleroi, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died December 7, 1975(1975-12-07) (aged 71)
Mission Viejo, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart failure
Occupation Actor
Years active 1925–1966
Spouse(s) Arnita Wallace (1944-1975)
Martha Sleeper (1934-1940)

Hardie Hunter Albright (December 16, 1903 – December 7, 1975) was an American actor.

Early years

Hardie Hunter Albrecht was born on December 16, 1903, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, to traveling vaudeville performers. He made his stage debut in one of his parents' acts at the age of seven.

In June 1926, Albright graduated from Carnegie Tech with a bachelor of arts degree in drama.[1]

Career

Albright gained acting experience as a member of the repertory company of Eva Le Gallienne.[2] His Broadway debut came in Saturday Night (1926).[3]

He was playing the juvenile lead on the stage in The Greeks when a scout from the Fox Company saw him. He was given a contract and headed for Hollywood.[4] Albright made his film debut in 1931 in John G. Blystone's Young Sinners[2] and appeared in numerous films. He provided the (uncredited) voice of the adolescent Bambi in the Disney film of the same name. He also became a noted Broadway actor.[citation needed]

He retired from film acting in 1948 and became a drama instructor at the University of Southern California, writing several books on acting and directing during his time there. During the 1960s, he made many guest appearances on television series such as Hazel, Leave It To Beaver, Bewitched and Gunsmoke.[citation needed]

Death

On December 7, 1975, just nine days shy of his 72nd birthday, Albright died from congestive heart failure in Mission Viejo, California. His ashes were sprinkled at his former vacation site in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was survived by his daughter Victoria from his second marriage to wife Arnita Wallace.

Partial filmography

References

  1. ^ "Carnegie Tech Will Graduate 354 Tuesday". The Pittsburgh Press. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. June 6, 1926. p. 46. Retrieved March 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b Hischak, Thomas S. (2011). Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland. p. 5. ISBN 9780786486946. Retrieved 9 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Hardie Albright". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 9 March 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Another Actor Deserts Stage". Detroit Free Press. Michigan, Detroit. March 1, 1931. p. Part 4 - Page 1. Retrieved March 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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