Eva Gabor said Eddie Albert was her ''very best friend''

They were husband and wife on Green Acres, but they were best friends behind the scenes.

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When Oliver Wendell Douglas made the life-altering decision to move from a big city to farm living, it took some time for Lisa to adjust. The two weren't your ordinary husband and wife duo, but they made the best of it.

No matter what episode of Green Acres you watch, you can see the chemistry between the stars, Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor. It's probably because they were best friends in real life. Eva Gabor always spoke highly of Albert in interviews and even shared what it was like on set with the veteran actor.

In her words, she often "babied" Albert, even bringing him different sandwiches on set to eat. Although the show ended in 1971, the two still had a strong connection. In 1975, the actress said she adored him. "He and his wife are my very best friends," Gabor told The Commercial Appeal.

Perhaps Albert and his wife's relationship made the actress believe in love again. The article in the newspaper stated, "Gabor has been married five times."

According to the glamorous actress, it took her a long time to find the right husband. "The only thing I've ever been interested in is being a woman and having a good man. It just took me a long time to find mine," she added.

Eva Gabor was a very busy woman, and so was her husband, Frank Gard Jameson. He was an aeronautics consultant to Rockwell International. Their hectic schedules prevented them from spending quality time together often, but they made it work.

"We're both too involved. My secretary talks to his secretary, and they try to work out our schedules so that occasionally we can have a nice evening by the fire in our Beverly Hills home. But thank the Lord, I have a lot to do. It keeps me happy."

Since she and Eddie Albert were best friends, we just know their double dates were full of glamour and laughter — maybe Gabor prepared mini sandwiches as appetizers.


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LoveMETV22 10 months ago
When was The Addams Family on
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JHP 10 months ago
there are some days/well most days I do feel like Mr Douglas - the show is a corny as Iowa but so damm funny

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Pacificsun 10 months ago
If you're only seeing the people who're missing in these wonderfully classic sitcoms. Then it's a disservice to the writers and producers who put so much effort into bringing their vision to light. Few TV series are single episode wonders, meaning the effort made, is too create relationships among those characters, to build a fictional universe which highlights their personalities, and fun plots which give the stories their purpose! I suggest that it's a positive experience, filled with a couple of layers of entertainment. Rather than what seems to be "missing."

Give a shout-out to their work as talented artists, in front, and especially in back, of the camera!!
Pacificsun 10 months ago
To spend that much time together doing a series like that, you'd need to be very best friends. She was a business woman. And he was interested in environmental causes. Look at his outstanding military service record. They probably had so many projects and interests to talk about. And to share in their mutual recognition for them. EG's last husband was very busy, as was EA's wife. Not only did they have excellent chemistry. They truly communicated their enthusiasm for life and positive spirit.

It's a wonderful Series!!
MrsPhilHarris Pacificsun 10 months ago
I never fail to laugh when watching GA.
Pacificsun MrsPhilHarris 10 months ago
I always appreciate your positive comments!! 😉
MrsPhilHarris Pacificsun 10 months ago
That’s so nice of you. I do enjoy your comments and opinions. Very insightful.
McGillahooala 10 months ago
Very touching story. It is a shame other actors don’t take a lesson from those two.
daDoctah 10 months ago
I wonder if anyone could offer us a story on Mary Grace Canfield who played Ralph Monroe. Touch on some of her other work, such as the Andy Griffith episode where she gets called upon as a blind date for Gomer, her brief run on Bewitched as Gladys Kravitz's sister-in-law when the first Gladys (Alice Pearce) was in poor health, and a rather dark performance in Disney's "Something Wicked This Way Comes".
Pacificsun daDoctah 10 months ago
Good idea. But it would take a bit more digging than this wiki link. I wonder if the MeTV writers could dig up some articles from those obscure resources which they come across, or more of her quotes. It is strange why MeTV has focused on a lot of the rural comedy ancillary character/actors, and have missed this interesting actress.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Grace_Canfield
LoveMETV22 daDoctah 10 months ago
" I wonder if anyone could offer us a story on Mary Grace Canfield."

They made a mention of her in a story a few years ago:

https://www.metv.com/lists/see-the-cast-of-green-acres-in-their-early-screen-roles



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It would make an interesting story though.
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MrsPhilHarris LoveMETV22 10 months ago
Love the Ralph character. She was very funny.
Rob 10 months ago
Was she the one who slapped a cop or was that her sister?
Mike Rob 10 months ago
Quick way to distinguish the Gabor Sisters:
Eva was the talented one, whom everybody liked.
Zsa Zsa was the publicity hound, whom everybody put up with (she's the one who slapped the cop).
Magda was the other one ...
daDoctah Mike 10 months ago
Magda was basically the Zeppo of the Gabor sisters.
MrsPhilHarris 10 months ago
Nice story. There was an interview or a reunion of them in a restaurant with Mr Haney and a couple of others characters. You could tell they were fond of one another.
LoveMETV22 10 months ago
Nice story about two respected actors. I'm sure Eddie Albert enjoyed the sandwiches Eva Gabor prepared for him.🥪🥪🥪🥪
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LoveMETV22 wallyandbagfan 10 months ago
Good Luck. Hopefully you find what you're looking for.
BrittReid 10 months ago
Perfect match for Green Acres. Nice to read.
Andybandit 10 months ago
Eva said a very nice thing about Eddie. They had great chemistry together.
Runeshaper 10 months ago
That's really nice to read. Thanks, MeTV!
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