Friday, May 9, 2008
Eddy Arnold Dies; Was Not in 'Green Acres'
Country singer Eddy Arnold, dead at the age of 89. Best known as the singer of "Make the World Go Away," which went to Number One on the country charts and Number Six on the pop charts back in 1965, Arnold was also noted for being a completely different person from Eddie Albert (above), who played Oliver Wendell Douglas on Green Acres. Albert was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in Roman Holiday (1953) and The Heartbreak Kid (1972), and helped to found Earth Day, which is celebrated on his birthday, April 22nd.
Eddie Albert died in 2005 at the age of 99. "I always thought I was a singer," he once said, "but I really am not." Lots of people made that mistake.