Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an American character actor who also performed in vaudeville. A comedian, dancer, singer, and musician, Albertson is perhaps best known for his roles as Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Amos Slade from The Fox and the Hound (1981) and as Ed Brown in the 1974–1978 television sitcom Chico and the Man.

Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an American character actor who also performed in vaudeville. A comedian, dancer, singer, and musician, Albertson is perhaps best known for his roles as Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Amos Slade from The Fox and the Hound (1981) and as Ed Brown in the 1974–1978 television sitcom Chico and the Man.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) is one of the top Thanksgiving movies. Do you have a favorite movie you watch every Thanksgiving?

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) is one of the top Thanksgiving movies. Do you have a favorite movie you watch every Thanksgiving?

Jack Albertson, Shelley Winters and Red Buttons in the Poseidon Adventure

Jack Albertson, Shelley Winters and Red Buttons in the Poseidon Adventure

Willy wonka and the chocolate factory, 1971.  Gene wilder, jack albertson, Paris themmen, dodo denney, Roy kinnear, Julie dawn cole,

Willy wonka and the chocolate factory, 1971. Gene wilder, jack albertson, Paris themmen, dodo denney, Roy kinnear, Julie dawn cole,

Frank Sinatra presents an Oscar to Jack Albertson at the Academy Awards ceremony at the Music Center in Los Angeles, Ca., April 14, 1969.  Albertson was named best supporting actor for his role in the movie "The Subject Was Roses."  (AP Photo)

Frank Sinatra presents an Oscar to Jack Albertson at the Academy Awards ceremony at the Music Center in Los Angeles, Ca., April 14, 1969. Albertson was named best supporting actor for his role in the movie "The Subject Was Roses." (AP Photo)

Jack Albertson (Grandpa Joe)

Jack Albertson (Grandpa Joe)

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