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
Visit our list of errors contained in other reference books.
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
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
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.
It is not our intent to denigrate this fine
publication, but merely to point out the above
inaccuracies to prevent further dissemination of
the erroneous data.