Andy Albin

Veteran actor Andy Albin, whose long career started on the vaudeville stage and led him to work with Hollywood legends such as Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock, died Dec. 27 after a long illness. He was 86.

The Russian-born actor died at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. No details were provided about the cause of death.

Albin began his career by winning a Charleston contest in Philadelphia. He then took to vaudeville in the 1930s, playing at theaters throughout Europe, including the Palladium in London.

The actor eventually came to Hollywood, where he appeared in “North by Northwest,” the classic suspense thriller starring Grant and directed by Hitchcock.

His other movie credits included roles in “1776,” “Pocketful of Miracles” and “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies.”

He also had roles in the television series “McHale’s Navy,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “Bonanza.”

Albin is survived by his wife.

In lieu of flowers, Centurion suggested donations to the Alzheimer’s Assn. or the Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation.

More Scene

  • TBS 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'

    Samantha Bee, Molly Ringwald Discuss #MeToo, Morgan Freeman at 'Full Frontal' FYC

    Veteran actor Andy Albin, whose long career started on the vaudeville stage and led him to work with Hollywood legends such as Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock, died Dec. 27 after a long illness. He was 86. The Russian-born actor died at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. No details […]

  • The Paley Center for Media Presents

    Endemol Shine's Cris Abrego Shares Hope for Bilingual Programming at Paley Center

    Veteran actor Andy Albin, whose long career started on the vaudeville stage and led him to work with Hollywood legends such as Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock, died Dec. 27 after a long illness. He was 86. The Russian-born actor died at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. No details […]

  • 'Adrift' film premiere

    'Adrift' Team Talks Making a 'Female Superhero' on the Open Ocean

    Veteran actor Andy Albin, whose long career started on the vaudeville stage and led him to work with Hollywood legends such as Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock, died Dec. 27 after a long illness. He was 86. The Russian-born actor died at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. No details […]

  • HBO's 'SUCCESSION

    Why Brian Cox Says Wealthy Family Drama 'Succession' Is Both Timeless and Timely

    Veteran actor Andy Albin, whose long career started on the vaudeville stage and led him to work with Hollywood legends such as Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock, died Dec. 27 after a long illness. He was 86. The Russian-born actor died at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. No details […]

  • Gracie Awards

    Rita Moreno Celebrates Female Empowerment at Gracie Awards: 'It's About Damn Time'

    Veteran actor Andy Albin, whose long career started on the vaudeville stage and led him to work with Hollywood legends such as Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock, died Dec. 27 after a long illness. He was 86. The Russian-born actor died at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. No details […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content