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Eustace Charleton Haney : [after learning Oliver and Lisa are going to be out of town for a few days]  While yer away on yer trip, I thought you might like to avail yerself of Haney's Farm Mindin' Service.

Oliver Wendell Douglass : HANEY'S FARM MINDING SERVICE?

Eustace Charleton Haney : Yessir, at Haney's Farm Mindin' Service, for a nom-yew-nal fee we will move into yer house, eat yer food, drink yer likker, and turn away any unwanted relatives that might show up at yer door.

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Eva Gabor dies said she 'adored' 'Green Acres'

Los Angeles -- Eva Gabor, the youngest of the glamorous sisters from Hungary, who was best-known for her role in the television series "Green Acres," died yesterday of complications from pneumonia.

Ms. Gabor, 74, had been admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center June 21 after breaking her hip while traveling in Mexico, said Ron Wise, a hospital spokesman. She was found to be suffering from a serious case of pneumonia, he said, and died from related respiratory failure.

"It was a big shock because Eva has been one of those people who had boundless energy and strength," said Kevin Sasaki, her publicist. "She traveled, did charity work. She kept herself busy, always juggling eight plates at a time."

Most recently, the platinum-haired actress had devoted herself to promoting Eva Gabor International, the world's largest wig-maker, where she was chairman of the board. Mr. Sasaki said her recent appearances on the Home Shopping Network had broken sales records. One of her best-selling wigs was a mop of golden curls inspired by Ms. Gabor herself.

Described as the most down-to-earth of the Gabor sisters, Eva nevertheless had a lot in common with her many-times-married siblings, Zsa Zsa and Magda. Eva was married and divorced at least four times.

They were all entertainers. And they all possessed the unmistakably breezy Gabor style. Once, for example, when introduced to then-President Johnson, Eva Gabor greeted him in her trademark Hungarian accent: "Hello, Mr. President, darling."

Born in Budapest, Eva aspired to acting from the age of 4. She began studying at 15, but her parents thought acting was too vulgar a profession and forced her to withdraw. Two years later, the 5-foot-2 beauty met a Swedish-born Hollywood physician at a party. They married in 1939 and moved to California.

Ms. Gabor spoke only broken English then, but not long after her arrival she signed with Paramount Pictures. The studio gave her acting lessons and soon made her a leading lady in a hastily produced 1941 film called "Forced Landing." Ms. Gabor would later call the movie "a B picture only to those too lazy to go down the alphabet."

As Eva Gabor struggled to win better acting roles, the rest of her family immigrated to the United States. By the 1950s, they would become a show business phenomena, with photographs of Zsa Zsa and Eva appearing regularly on the covers of popular magazines. In 1953, the three Gabor sisters had a nightclub act in Las Vegas.

Eva Gabor's motion picture credits include "The Last Time I Saw Paris," in which she played a divorcee who has a fling with Van Johnson, "Don't Go Near the Water," in which her black-lace panties became the mascot of a U.S. Naval ship, and "Gigi," the film version of the Lerner-Loewe musical in which she played the discarded mistress.

But the role of her career, she once said, was playing Lisa Douglas, the dizzy wife of a pompous city-slicker in the television barnyard farce, "Green Acres."

Conceived of as a mirror image of "The Beverly Hillbillies," in which country folk move to the city, the CBS series poked fun at a couple of socialites-turned-farmers who move to a town called Hooterville. Ms. Gabor, always elegantly dressed and coiffed, co-starred with Eddie Albert and a pig named Arnold.

The series, which aired from 1965 to 1971, gave Ms. Gabor a claim to fame independent of her family. While some reviewers reviled it as silly fluff, Ms. Gabor said the show represented "the best six years of my life. I adored every minute of it."

She is survived by her two sisters; her mother, Jolie, and six stepchildren.

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Green Acres

American sitcom television series

This article is about the television series. For other uses, see Green Acres (disambiguation).

Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat Junction, the series was first broadcast on CBS, from September 15, 1965, to April 27, 1971.

Receiving solid ratings during its six-year run, Green Acres was cancelled in 1971 as part of the "rural purge" by CBS. The sitcom has been in syndication and is available on DVD and VHS releases. In 1997, the two-part episode "A Star Named Arnold Is Born" was ranked No. 59 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time.[1]

Radio origins[edit]

Main article: Granby's Green Acres

The roots of Green Acres derive from Granby's Green Acres, a comedy show aired on the CBS radio network from July 3 to August 21, 1950. The eight-episode summer series was created by Jay Sommers, who also wrote, produced, and directed.[2]

The principal characters, a married couple played by Bea Benaderet and Gale Gordon, originated (though under a different surname) on Lucille Ball's My Favorite Husband. The Granby's premise was that a big-city banker fulfills a lifelong dream by moving his family to a run-down farm, despite knowing nothing about farming. The nearby feed store is operated by the absent-minded Mr. Kimball, and the Granbys hire an older hand named Eb (voiced by Parley Baer, who would guest-star in several episodes of the television series) who often comments on incompetent management.[3] Benaderet would later play Kate Bradley, a member of the Green Acres universe of characters.

Adaptation to television[edit]

Following the success of The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction, CBS offered producer Paul Henning another half-hour slot on the schedule, without requiring a pilot episode. Faced with running three shows, Henning encouraged Sommers to create a series for the time slot.[4] Sommers would go on to write and produce about one-third of the episodes.[2]

In pre-production, proposed titles were Country Cousins and The Eddie Albert Show.[5]

Premise[edit]

Publicity photo for the premiere of the show.

Green Acres is about Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Albert), a prominent and wealthy New York City attorney, fulfilling his dream to be a farmer, and Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor), his glamorous Hungarian wife, uprooted unwillingly from an upscale Manhattan penthouse apartment to a defunct farm in Hooterville that Oliver purchases to the disbelief of nearby farmers.[citation needed]

The debut episode is a mockumentary about their decision to move to a rural area, anchored by former ABC newscaster John Charles Daly. Daly was the host of the CBS game show What's My Line, and a few weeks after the show's debut Albert and Gabor returned the favor by appearing on What's My Line as that episode's Mystery Guests, and publicly thanked Daly for helping to launch their series.[6]

Although many Green Acres episodes were still standard 1960s sitcom fare, the show developed a regular undercurrent of surrealism and satire. The writers soon developed a suite of running jokes and visual gags, and characters often broke the fourth wall to address the audience.[7]

The show is set in the same television universe as Henning's Petticoat Junction, featuring such towns as Hooterville, Pixley, Crabwell Corners, and Stankwell Falls, as well as sharing characters such as Joe Carson, Fred and Doris Ziffel, Sam Drucker, Newt Kiley, and Floyd Smoot.[citation needed]

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Oliver Wendell Douglas (portrayed by Eddie Albert) - Much of the humor derives from Oliver's striving toward success and happiness in an absurd situation, despite the rural citizenry, his high-maintenance wife Lisa, and his affluent mother (Eleanor Audley), who regularly ridicules him for his agricultural pipe-dreams.[citation needed] Oliver is subject to ribbing by the townsfolk when he performs farming chores dressed in a three-piece suit, and when he launches into starry-eyed monologues about "the American farmer"—replete with a fife playing "Yankee Doodle" in the background (which every on-screen character except Oliver can hear).[citation needed] Oliver drives a Lincoln Continental convertible sedan, a stark contrast to the often decrepit vintage vehicles generally shown. In later seasons, the Lincoln is replaced by a Mercury Marquis convertible.[citation needed]
  • Lisa Douglas (portrayed by Eva Gabor) - Lisa and Oliver are both veterans of World War II, having been, respectively, a member of the Hungarian underground and a United States Army Air Forces flier.[citation needed] Lisa's skewed world view and domestic ignorance provide fertile ground for recurring gags. Much of her early life was lived in Hungary, where she grew up pampered in a wealthy family. Instead of washing dishes, Lisa sometimes tosses them out the kitchen window. In the episode "Alf and Ralph Break Up", Lisa admits that she has no cooking abilities and says her only talent is her Zsa Zsa Gabor imitation (the real-life sisters were often mistaken for one another).[citation needed] Oliver and Lisa are both depicted as fish out of water. While Oliver instigated the move from Manhattan to Hooterville over Lisa's objections, he is typically uncomprehending of and impatient with the locals. Lisa, a natural airhead, more naturally fits into the illogic of their neighbors while quickly assimilating to their quirky, offbeat surroundings. Oliver, despite his efforts to fit in, is often at a loss to grasp the surreal situations.[citation needed]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Mr. Eustace Haney (portrayed by Pat Buttram) - The oily, dishonest local salesman who originally sold Oliver the Green Acres Farm (previously the Old Haney Place). In the early episodes, Haney repeatedly profits from Oliver by removing all the farm's basic fittings and equipment (the kitchen sink, bath, stove, cow, tractor, plow, etc.), and selling or renting them back to Oliver at wildly inflated prices. In succeeding episodes, Haney invariably arrives on cue every time Oliver needs an item or service, typically accompanied by a custom-made sign for each occasion, painted on a green pull-down window blind. Pat Buttram later revealed that Haney's character was inspired by Elvis Presley's manager, Col. Tom Parker.[8]
  • Eb Dawson (portrayed by Tom Lester) - The amiable, somewhat naive, sarcastic young farmhand to the Douglases. He habitually addresses the Douglases as "Dad" and "Mom", much to Oliver's annoyance.[7][3]
  • Fred Ziffel (portrayed by Hank Patterson) and Doris Ziffel (portrayed by Barbara Pepper 1965–1968, Fran Ryan 1969–1971) - Fred and Doris are the Douglases' childless elderly neighbors. They have a pig named Arnold, whom they treat as their son. Fred is a cantankerous old-fashioned farmer who was born during the Grover Cleveland administration. Everything about him is "no-nonsense", except for the fact that his "son" is a pig.[citation needed]
  • Arnold Ziffel - Arnold is a pig whom the Ziffels treat as a son, understands English, lives indoors, and is pampered. Everyone understands Arnold when he grunts, as if he were speaking English, except Oliver. He is an avid TV watcher and a Western fan, attends the local grade school (carrying his book pack in his mouth), and signs his own name on paper. Only Oliver believes Arnold is just livestock, although he frequently slips and begins treating him as a boy. Arnold makes regular appearances throughout the series, often visiting the Douglas home to watch their TV.[3]
  • Alf and Ralph Monroe (portrayed by Sid Melton and Mary Grace Canfield) - Alf and his "brother" Ralph are two quarrelsome carpenters. In the episode that introduces them, Alf confesses that Ralph is actually his sister, and explains they would not get jobs if people knew that she is a woman. The Monroes rarely finish projects, and those that they do complete are disasters, such as the Douglases' bedroom closet's sliding door that is always falling down, their unsuccessful attempts to secure the doorknob to the front door, etc. In one episode, after accidentally sawing Sam Drucker's telephone line at the general store, they splice it back together, although backwards, causing Drucker to listen at the mouthpiece and talk into the receiver. Melton left in 1970 (season four) to do Make Room For Granddaddy, so the writers developed an occasional subplot that involved sister Ralph's attempts to win the affections of "Hanky" Kimball or some other hapless Hooterville bachelor. Alf later returns for Ralph's failed wedding to Kimball.[3]
  • Sam Drucker (portrayed by Frank Cady) - A storekeeper who is regular character in both Petticoat Junction and Green Acres. The first bar of the Petticoat Junction theme song is usually played during the establishing shot of his store.[citation needed] Drucker also serves as a newspaper editor and printer, volunteer firefighter with the Hooterville Volunteer Fire Department, notary, constable, justice of the peace, and postmaster. As editor of the Hooterville World Guardian, his headlines are often decades old.[citation needed] Drucker is often the only character who is inspired by Oliver's rural patriotism. He is arguably the most "normal" of the Hooterville citizenry and he often filters Oliver's idealism to the townsfolk and, conversely, filters the plebeian backwoods notions of the community back to Oliver.
  • Hank Kimball (portrayed by Alvy Moore) - A gentle parody of regional government bureaucrats and civil service employees, Hank is an often confused county agricultural agent who draws folks into inane conversations, loses his train of thought, then exits the scene. The series was reportedly one of the first pre-recorded sitcoms to use cue cards extensively during filming, and Moore later recounted that he found them invaluable when performing Kimball's convoluted rambling, rapid-fire dialogue.[citation needed]
  • Eunice Douglas (portrayed by Eleanor Audley) - Eunice is Oliver's mother, who seems to side with her daughter-in-law far more than her son. She is aghast at the prospect of Oliver and Lisa moving to Hooterville and often tries to convince Lisa to come back to New York City with her (or as she puts it, "Come back to America") and escape the primitive life of the farm. Eunice is a recurring character on the first four seasons of the show. Audley's role has been compared to a recurring character she also played on The Beverly Hillbillies as Millicent Schuyler-Potts, headmistress of the Potts School where Jethro attends the third grade.[citation needed]

The folks from Petticoat Junction[edit]

Shady Rest Hotel owner Kate Bradley appears in a few early episodes. She tries to help Lisa adapt to country living, most notably giving her the recipe for her hotcakes, which Lisa ends up botching, resulting in Lisa's infamous "hotscakes". Uncle Joe Carson (who soon develops a romantic interest in Oliver's mother) is seen at times playing checkers, loafing, or mooching fruit at Drucker's Store with Petticoat Junction regulars Newt Kiley and train conductor Floyd Smoot. Betty Jo Bradley appears in one episode as Eb Dawson's date. Her sister Bobbie Jo appears in the same episode. Blonde-haired Billie Jo is the only Bradley sister never to appear in Green Acres. Western film actor Smiley Burnette guest-stars several times as railway engineer Charley Pratt in 1965 and 1966. Burnette and Pat Buttram (Mr. Haney) were both comic sidekicks of singing cowboy Gene Autry in his 1950s Westerns.[9]

Crossovers with The Beverly Hillbillies[edit]

In the March 1967, episode "The Beverly Hillbillies" (season 2, episode 23), the Hooterville theater puts on a play in homage to "famous television show" The Beverly Hillbillies. Oliver plays Jethro opposite Lisa as Granny Clampett.[citation needed]

Starting in 1968, The Beverly Hillbillies aired episodes with the Clampetts in Hooterville visiting distant cousins the Bradley family. This brought the world of all three shows into the same reality. "The Thanksgiving Story" includes a split-second insert of Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor at the dinner table with the casts of all three series. There is a sub-plot with Eb Dawson falling in love with Elly May Clampett that continues in the following episode "The Courtship of Homer Noodleman". The Clampetts return to the Shady Rest Hotel in "Christmas in Hooterville" with Eb still fawning over a reluctant Elly May.[citation needed]

Cast[edit]

In addition, the crossovers from Petticoat Junction cast members, most frequently, were:[citation needed]

With the death of Tom Lester on April 20, 2020, all of the above cast members are now deceased.

Guest stars[edit]

During its six-season run, many familiar actors guest-starred on the show, along with other lesser-known performers who later achieved stardom, among them: John Daly, Elaine Joyce, Gary Dubin, Herbert Anderson, June Foray, Bob Cummings, Sam Edwards, Jerry Van Dyke, J. Pat O'Malley, Johnny Whitaker, Jesse White, Al Lewis, Gordon Jump, Bernie Kopell, Len Lesser, Bob Hastings, Don Keefer, Don Porter, Alan Hale, Melody Patterson, Rusty Hamer, Regis Toomey, Heather North, Allan Melvin, Parley Baer, Jack Bannon, Reginald Gardiner, Rick Lenz, Al Molinaro, Pat Morita, and Rich Little in a cameo as himself.[citation needed]

Cancellation[edit]

Main article: Rural purge

In 1970–1971, during the series' sixth season, Green Acres placed 34th out of 96 shows. Despite the respectable ratings and winning its timeslot, the network cancelled the show in the spring of 1971 after 170 episodes.[citation needed]

CBS at the time was under mounting pressure from sponsors to have more urban-themed programs on its schedule. To make room for the newer shows, nearly all of the rural-themed shows were cancelled, later known as the "rural purge," of which Pat Buttram said, "CBS cancelled everything with a tree – including Lassie."[10][11]

As a result of the sudden cancellation, there was no series finale. The final two episodes of Green Acres were backdoor pilots for two shows that were never picked up by a network. In the penultimate episode of season 6 ("Hawaiian Honeymoon"), Oliver and Lisa take a trip to Hawaii. Most of the episode focuses on hotel owner Bob Carter (Don Porter) and his daughter Pam (Pamela Franklin), thus the proposed title for the new series was simply Pam. The final episode of season six (and ultimately the Green Acres series) heavily featured Oliver's former secretary in Manhattan, Carol Rush (Elaine Joyce), with proposed spinoff titles said to be Carol or The Blonde.[12]

Episodes[edit]

Main article: List of Green Acres episodes

Revivals[edit]

The surviving members of the cast (except for Eleanor Audley, who had retired from acting 20 years earlier) were reunited for a TV movie titled Return to Green Acres. It aired on CBS on May 18, 1990. Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor also recreated their Green Acres characters for the 1993 CBS special The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies.[citation needed]

On November 19, 2007, original series director Richard L. Bare announced that he was working on a revival of Green Acres.[13]

Variety announced on July 22, 2012, that a Broadway-aimed musical was in development, with an initial draft of the book written by Bare. No composer, lyricist, or director was attached.[14] Bare died in 2015.

Home media[edit]

MGM Home Entertainment released the first three seasons of Green Acres on Region 1 DVD. The entire six-season run of the series is available for purchase via Amazon's video-on-demand service.[citation needed]

On July 7, 2017, Shout! Factory announced it had acquired the rights to release future seasons of the show. It subsequently released Green Acres – The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 on October 17, 2017.[15]

Shout! Factory released season 4 on November 28, 2017.[16] They released season 5 on February 27, 2018, followed by season 6 on July 10, 2018.[17][18]

DVD name Episodes Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete First Season 32 January 13, 2004 January 15, 2007 N/A
The Complete Second Season 30 March 8, 2005 N/A N/A
The Complete Third Season 30 December 6, 2005 N/A N/A
The Complete Fourth Season 26 November 28, 2017 N/A N/A
The Complete Fifth Season 26 February 27, 2018 N/A N/A
The Complete Sixth Season 26 July 10, 2018 N/A N/A
The Complete Series 170 October 17, 2017 N/A N/A

Nielsen ratings[edit]

Season Time Rank Rating
1) 1965–66Wednesday at 9:00–9:30 PM #11 24.6
2) 1966–67#6
3) 1967–68#15 22.8 (tied with the CBS Friday Night Movie)
4) 1968–69Wednesday at 9:30–10:00 PM #19 21.6
5) 1969–70Saturday at 9:00–9:30 PM Not in the Top 30 N/A
6) 1970–71Tuesday at 8:00–8:30 PM Not in the Top 30 N/A

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Reunion film[edit]

In the 1990 reunion TV movieReturn to Green Acres,[20] made and set two decades after the series, Oliver and Lisa have moved back to New York but are miserable there. The Hootervillians implore the couple to return and save the town from a scheme to destroy it, cooked up between Mr. Haney and a wealthy, underhanded developer (Henry Gibson). The Monroe brothers still have not finished the Douglas' bedroom, while a 20-something Arnold survived his "parents" and subsequently bunks with his "cousin", the Ziffels' comely niece. With a nod to the times, Haney's latest product is a Russian miracle fertilizer called "Gorby Grow". The film was distributed by Orion Television Entertainment, the successor to Filmways.

Film and Broadway adaptation[edit]

Until his death in March 2015, Bare was working on a film version of the TV series, and he was teaming up with Phillip Goldfine and his Hollywood Media Bridge to produce it. A Broadway version was also in development.[21]

Recognition[edit]

In 1984, the USC School of Cinematic Arts gave a retrospective of Green Acres to honor Sommers.[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ abMurray, Noel (April 19, 2012). "The amiable madness of Green Acres". AV Club.
  8. ^Neibaur, James L. (April 12, 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 157. ISBN .
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  10. ^Clark, Jim (March 26, 1999). "Ken Berry—Enjoys Taking Astaire Way to Mayberry and Beyond!". The Bullet. 15 (3). Archived from the original on September 3, 2000. Retrieved July 2, 2019 – via KenBerry.com.
  11. '^Harkins, Anthony (November 20, 2003). Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon. Oxford University Press US. p. 203. ISBN . Retrieved July 2, 2019. Green Acress regular Pat Buttram lamented: They cancelled everything with a tree—including Lassie
  12. ^"The last two episodes of Green Acres aren't really episodes of Green Acres". metv.com. September 9, 2020. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  13. ^Green Acres: Original Series Director Wants to Continue Classic Sitcom , TV Series Finale, November 19, 2007
  14. ^Cox, Gordon (July 22, 2012). "'Green Acres' heading to stage". Variety. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  15. ^"Green Acres DVD news: Announcement for The Complete Series". www.tvshowsondvd.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 2017.
  16. ^"Green Acres DVD news: Release Date for The Complete 4th Season". www.tvshowsondvd.com. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017.
  17. ^"Green Acres DVD news: Announcement for The Complete 5th Season". www.tvshowsondvd.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2017.
  18. ^"Green Acres - 'The Complete 6th and Final Season' is Scheduled for Summer by Shout! Factory. 4-DVD set with all 26 episodes is sprouting in stores this July". www.tvshowsondvd.com.
  19. ^Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–present (2007) Ballantine pp, 1684–85
  20. ^Return to Green Acres at IMDb
  21. ^"'Green Acres' Moving From Hooterville To Hollywood: Feature Film, Broadway Play In The Works". Deadline Hollywood. May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  22. ^Folkart, Burt A. (September 28, 1985). "'Lum and Abner,' 'Green Acres' Among Credits: Jay Sommers, Prolific Writer for Radio, TV Shows, Dies at 68". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
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Bibliography[edit]

  • Cox, Stephen (1993). The Hooterville Handbook : A Viewer's Guide to Green Acres. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN .

External links[edit]

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Some actors have great on-screen chemistry. One iconic example was the ease and friendliness between Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert on the TV showGreen Acres. Gabor and Albert played the married pair Lisa and Oliver Douglas on the famed series and fans loved watching the two over the years. The pair’s friendship and love for each other extended into real life, too.

(L-R) Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor smiling in front of a dark background

The Douglas family were the stars of ‘Green Acres’ 

Gabor and Albert played married couple Oliver Wendell Douglas and Lisa Douglas on the TV show. The comedy aired on CBS from 1965 until 1971 and has one of the catchiest theme songs of all time. Longing for a simpler life, the Douglases moved from New York City to rural Hooterville. Green Acres was a spinoff of the hit show Petticoat Junction. The show was eventually canceled with CBS’ ‘rural purge’, where they eliminated shows focusing on rural life from the network, including Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies.

Both Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert had long acting careers 

Albert worked for decades in the entertainment industry: first as a trapeze artist, then as a radio actor, stage actor, in feature films and on TV. In fact, Albert had been on TV since the medium’s earliest days. According to IMDb, in 1936 Albert participated in a very early, experimental private TV show that was orchestrated by RCA and NBC. Because of the primitive technology at the time, Albert had to wear green-tinted make-up and purple-tinted lipstick during filming, in order for his image on the TV set to look normal. 

IMDb reported that Gabor was also in Hollywood by the 1930s. Gabor starred in shows like Petticoat Junction,The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Love Boat. She would eventually get her big break in the 1950s, starring alongside stars like Elizabeth Taylor and landing her own talk show. By the time Gabor and Albert were on Green Acres, they were bona fide celebrities. 

Were Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert more than friends? 

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We know that Gabor and Albert were never married in real life, but did they share more than a platonic friendship? While they may have shared on-screen chemistry, that was all. There’s no real proof that the two were anything more than just close friends.

According to IMDb, Gabor was married to Richard Brown while Green Acres was being filmed. Throughout her life, Gabor would be married and divorced five times. Albert was also married at the time. He and his wife Margo were married for 39 years until she died.

In a 1970 interview with CBC, Gabor and Albert are clearly at ease with one another. In this interview, Gabor says she’s known Albert since coming to America and that she knows his wife Margo and their children and that they are “Very, very close. Good friends.” Gabor also points out that because of Green Acres‘ filming schedule, she and Albert spend more time together than they do with their real-life spouses.

Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert are buried near each other in L.A.

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Gabor carried warm thoughts of the show and Albert throughout her life. When she died in 1995, The Baltimore Sun reported that Gabor said the show was, “the best six years of my life. I adored every minute of it.” Gabor was 74 when she died, the result of pneumonia and respiratory failure.  Albert was said to be devastated after Gabor’s death. 

Albert died in 2005 at the age of 99, outliving both Gabor and his wife Margo. Wide Open Country reported that the Alberts and Gabor are buried just feet apart. Their final resting places are at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. 

According to Find a Grave, Gabor is buried by herself. Her headstone reads, “You are in our hearts forever.” The Alberts’s nearby plot is also marked with a headstone that displays their names, birth and death dates, and a rose carving.  

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