Hardie Albright

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Hardie Albright
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Albright (upper right) in The Scarlet Letter (1934)
Born Hardie Hunter Albrecht
(1903-12-16)December 16, 1903
Charleroi, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died December 7, 1975(1975-12-07) (aged 71)
Mission Viejo, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart failure
Occupation Actor
Years active 1925–1966
Spouse(s) Arnita Wallace (1944-1975)
Martha Sleeper (1934-1940)

Hardie Hunter Albright (December 16, 1903 – December 7, 1975) was an American actor.


Hardie Hunter Albrecht was born on December 16, 1903, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, to traveling vaudeville performers. He made his stage debut in one of his parents' acts at the age of seven.

He was playing the juvenile lead on the stage in The Greeks when a scout from the Fox Company saw him. He was given a contract and headed for Hollywood. An alumnus of Carnegie Tech, Albright made his film debut in 1931 in John G. Blystone's Young Sinners and appeared in numerous films. He provided the (uncredited) voice of the adolescent Bambi in the Disney film of the same name. He also became a noted Broadway actor.[citation needed]

He retired from film acting in 1948 and became a drama instructor at the University of Southern California, writing several books on acting and directing during his time there. During the 1960s, he made many guest appearances on television series such as Hazel, Leave It To Beaver, Bewitched and Gunsmoke.[citation needed]


On December 7, 1975, just nine days shy of his 72nd birthday, Albright died from congestive heart failure in Mission Viejo, California. His ashes were sprinkled at his former vacation site in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was survived by his daughter Victoria from his second marriage to wife Arnita Wallace.

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