About Albert Dekker Memorabilia & Collectibles
Born as Albert Van Ecke in Brooklyn, New York, he adopted his mother's maiden name of Dekker as his stage name. Dekker has attended Bowdoin College and had his professional acting debut with a Cincinnati stock company in 1927. Within a few months, Dekker was featured in the Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's play Marco Millions. While on April 4, 1929, Dekker married actress Esther Guernini. The couple had two sons and a daughter before they got divorced.
After a decade of theatrical appearances, Dekker transferred to Hollywood in 1937, and made his first film, 1937's The Great Garrick. He amazingly spent most of his acting career in the cinema, but also returned to the stage from time to time.
Dekker also appeared in some seventy films from the 1930s to 1960s,...