Albert Hague

Albert Hague

Actor, Music


Albert Hague (1910-2001) was a German-born American actor, composer, and conductor. He is best known for his roles in the musical films The Music Man (1962) and The Sound of Music (1965).

Hague was born in Berlin, Germany, on November 14, 1910. His family immigrated to the United States when he was a young child, and he grew up in New York City. He attended the Juilliard School of Music and graduated with a degree in music composition and conducting.

Hague began his acting career in the 1940s, appearing in several Broadway productions, including Street Scene, Finian’s Rainbow, and Brigadoon. He also composed the music for the musicals Plain and Fancy (1955) and Redhead (1959).

Hague’s most famous role was as the cantankerous Professor Harold Hill in the 1962 film adaptation of the musical The Music Man. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

In 1965, Hague starred as Max Detweiler in the film adaptation of The Sound of Music. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the music-loving father figure to the von Trapp family.

Throughout his career, Hague continued to compose and conduct music. He wrote the music for several television shows, such as The Bell Telephone Hour and The Garry Moore Show. He also wrote several symphonies, including his Symphony Number One, which was premiered in 1966.

Hague passed away at the age of 90 on November 15, 2001, in New York City. He left behind a legacy of memorable performances, musical compositions, and conducting. He will forever be remembered as one of the most beloved actors and composers of his generation.


13 de octubre de 1920

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