Actor Edward Albert has died of lung cancer in Malibu, California. He was 55.
Albert, whose acting career took off in the 1970s after he starred in BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE with Goldie Hawn, died on Friday (22SEP06) in his sleep.
He starred with Liv Ullmann in the 1973 comedy 40 CARATS and went on to appear in more than 120 movies and TV shows including MIDWAY, THE GREEK TYCOON, THE ICE RUNNER, GUARDING TESS, FALCON CREST and DR QUINN MEDICINE WOMAN.
Albert was a dedicated environmentalist and worked with several groups, including the California Coastal Commission and the state's Native American Heritage Commission.
He spent most of the last 10 years caring for his father, who had Alzheimer's disease and died at age 99 last year.
Albert is survived by his wife, actress KATE WOODVILLE; their daughter, THAIS; and his sister, MARIA ZUCHT.