Andy Albin
Birth Place:
Russia

Biography

Character actor Andy Albin made his feature-film debut playing a farmer in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller North by Northwest (1959). After that, Albin appeared in several more films, including Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) and The Cincinnati Kid (1965). Albin also appeared occasionally in such television series as McHale's Navy and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Before coming to Hollywood, the Russia-born Albin was a vaudeville performer. He broke into that by winning a Charleston contest in Philadelphia and spent most of his stage career performing in music halls throughout Europe during the 1930s. Albin passed away at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, California following a long, undisclosed illness on December 27, 1994. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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