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.
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)