Jack Albertson had a successful career on the stage, television and motion pictures. The collection consists of scripts, joke
files, and printed ephemera related mostly to his work on television and in motion pictures.
Jack Albertson was born in Malden, MA, in 1910. He started his show business career as a vaudeville dancer and became straight
man to such comics as Milton Berle, Bert Lahr and Bert Wheeler. Early in his career Albertson formed a partnership with Phil
Silvers, and convinced that he would never become a great dancer, he concentrated on comedy. He found notoriety when he stepped
in for Eddie Foy in a Broadway revival of The Red Mill (1946).
18 boxes (9 linear ft);
7 shoe boxes (3 linear ft)
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