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Finding Aid for the Jack Albertson Papers ca. 1959-ca. 1980
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Description
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.
Background
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).
Extent
18 boxes (9 linear ft); 7 shoe boxes (3 linear ft)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.