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|Edward L. Albert as Marc Neihauser|
Edward Albert’s long and distinguished film career spanned almost 35 years, beginning with his starring role opposite Goldie Hawn in Butterflies is Free (1972).
That performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy ; and though he lost to Jack Lemmon, he received a special Golden Globe Award for the Most Promising Newcomer of the Year.
He followed that performance over the next ten years with leading roles opposite some of the greatest actors of all time, such as legendary Oscar-winners Gene Kelly ( 40 Carats ), Charlton Heston (Midway ), Gene Hackman (The Domino Principle ), Anthony Quinn (The Greek Tycoon ), Paul Newman & William Holden (When Time Ran Out ), Rex Harrison (Time to Die ), and Orson Welles (Butterfly ).
In the 1990s, Albert starred opposite Nicholas Cage and Shirley MacLaine in Guarding Tess and spent a couple of seasons on the Emmy-winning television series “Port Charles”.
Albert fought hard for his role in Fighting Words since his daughter Thaïs is herself a very accomplished and passionate original local poet, as well as the lead singer of the LA rock band “ Sugar i n Wartime ” . Thaïs performs one of her original poems , ” Jewels, ” in the film.
Talent, of course, ran in Albert’s family , as he was the godson of Lord Laurence Olivier . H e was also, of course, the only son of belove d screen and television veteran Eddie Albert , who received his second Oscar nomination the same year young Edward won his G olden Globe Award .
Tragically, Fighting Words was among Albert’s final films. He was just 55 when he passed away from lung cancer in September of 2006 , just one year after his father died at the age of 99.