The son of actors Eddie Albert and Margo, Edward Albert was educated abroad at Oxford University. While chronologically his movie debut was in 1965's The Fool Killer, Albert didn't seriously pursue acting as a profession until his early twenties. In 1972, he made his film-starring bow in Butterflies are Free (1972), playing a well-adjusted sightless youth who becomes the object of hippie-like Goldie Hawn's affections. His next film, Forty Carats (1973), was like Butterflies an adaptation of a popular stage play, though this time his part was less interesting. Albert's subsequent films are most likely not as rewarding to him as his ongoing hobby of photography. Ardent TV viewers have seen Edward Albert in regular roles on the nighttime soap operas The Yellow Rose (1984) and Falcon Crest (1986).