Hardie Hunter Albright (born Hardie Hunter Albrecht; December 16, 1903 – December 7, 1975) was an American actor.
Albright 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.
In June 1926, Albright graduated from Carnegie Tech with a bachelor of arts degree in drama.
Albright gained acting experience as a member of the repertory company of Eva Le Gallienne. His Broadway debut came in Saturday Night (1926).
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. 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 title.
Broadway plays in which Albright appeared included All the Living (1938), Behind Red Lights (1937), Play, Genius, Play! (1935), The Greeks Had a Word for It (1930), A Hundred Years Old (1929), Gang War (1928), The Merchant of Venice (1928), Such Is Life (1927), Twelfth Night (1924), John Gabriel Borkman (1926), The Three Sisters (1926), and Saturday Night (1926).
He retired from film acting after World War II and became a drama instructor at UCLA, 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.
In 1934, Albright married actress Martha Sleeper. They divorced in 1939. He married actress Arnita Wallace in 1944, and they remained wed until his death.
On December 7, 1975, Albright died from congestive heart failure at Mission Community Hospital in Mission Viejo, California. His ashes were sprinkled at his former vacation site in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Young Sinners (1931) as Gene Gibson
Hush Money (1931) as Stuart Elliot
Skyline (1931) as John Breen
Heartbreak (1931) as Count Carl Walden
So Big (1932) as Dirk De Jong
The Purchase Price (1932) as Don Leslie
Jewel Robbery (1932) as Paul
This Sporting Age (1932) as Johnny Raeburn
A Successful Calamity (1932) as George Struthers, Peggy’s Beau
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) as Roland Neal
The Crash (1932) as Arthur Pringle
Three on a Match (1932) as Phil (uncredited)
The Match King (1932) as Erik Borg
The Working Man (1933) as Benjamin Burnett
The Song of Songs (1933) as Walter Von Prell
Three-Cornered Moon (1933) as Ronald
The House on 56th Street (1933) as Henry Burgess
The Ninth Guest (1934) as Henry Abbott
Nana (1934) as Lieutenant Gregory (uncredited)
White Heat (1934) as Chandler Morris
Beggar’s Holiday (1934) as Dapper Frank Mason aka Bing
The Scarlet Letter (1934) as Arthur Dimmesdale
Two Heads on a Pillow (1934) as David L. Talbot
Crimson Romance (1934) as Hugo
The Silver Streak (1934) as Allan Dexter
Sing Sing Nights (1934) as Howard Trude
Women Must Dress (1935) as David
Calm Yourself (1935) as Bobby Kent
Champagne for Breakfast (1935) as Bob Bentley – a penniless young lawyer
Ladies Love Danger (1935) as Phil Morton
Red Salute (1935) as Leonard Arner
Granny Get Your Gun (1940) as Phil Westcott
Ski Patrol (1940) as Tyko Gallen
Carolina Moon (1940) as Henry Wheeler
Flight from Destiny (1941) as Ferrers
Men of the Timberland (1941) as Dudley
Bachelor Daddy (1941) as Ethelbert
Navy Blues (1941) as Officer (uncredited)
Marry the Boss’s Daughter (1941) as Putnam Palmer
Men of the Timberland (1941) as Jim Dudley
Captains of the Clouds (1942) as Kingsley
The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942) as William Saunders
Saboteur (1942) as Detective (uncredited)
Lady in a Jam (1942) as Milton
The Pride of the Yankees (1942) as Van Tuyl
Bambi (1942) as Bambi Adolescent (voice, uncredited)
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) as Shelton
Army Wives (1944) as Verne
Mom and Dad (1945) as Carl Blackburn
The Jade Mask (1945) as Walter Meeker
Sunset in El Dorado (1945) as Cecil Phelps / Cyril Earle
Captain Tugboat Annie (1945) as Johnny Webb
Angel on My Shoulder (1946) as Smiley Williams
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