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International Motion Picture Almanac - Errors

The following is a sampling of errors contained in various editions of the International Motion Picture Almanac. Additional information on each error correction can be found by clicking on the link at the beginning and/or end of each entry below.


Eddie Albert (actor) - Some editions erroneously report he was born in "1908."
Correction: Because he was born out of wedlock, his mother altered his birth certificate to read "1908." His son, Edward Albert (also an actor), confirmed this, and the fact that Eddie Albert was actually born in 1906 in Rock Island, Illinois. Consult Eddie Albert's profile for more information.


Jack Benny (comedian) - Some editions mistakenly claim he was born in "Waukegan, Illinois."
Correction: He was born February 14th, 1894, at 4:04 a.m., at Mercy Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois. Visit our profile of Jack Benny for additional information.


Katharine Hepburn (actress) - Some editions erroneously report "Nov. 8, 1909" as her date of birth.
Correction: Ms. Hepburn was born May 12th, 1907, at 5:47 p.m., at 22 Hudson Street, in Hartford, Connecticut. Visit our biography of Katharine Hepburn for additional in-depth information.


Steve McQueen (actor) - Some editions erroneously report "Indianapolis, Ind." as his birthplace.
Correction: He was born in Beech Grove, Indiana.


Ethel Merman (actress/singer) - Some editions erroneously report her year of birth as "1909."
Correction: She was actually born January 16th, 1908, at 359 4th Avenue, in Astoria, Queens, New York. For additional in-depth biographical data, visit our biography of Ethel Merman.


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