Albert is best known as the producer of James Bond films. Broccoli's heirs continue to produce new Bond films. He was born in Queens, New York City, the youngest child of immigrants from the Calabria region of Italy, Giovanni Broccoli and Kristina Vence. The family later bought a farm in Smithtown, New York, on Long Island.
Broccoli married three times. In 1940, at the age of 31, he married actress Gloria Blondell (the younger sister of Joan Blondell); they later divorced amicably in 1945 without having had children.
In 1951, he married Nedra Clark, and the couple were told they had fertility problems and would never have children. They adopted a son, Tony Broccoli, after which Nedra became pregnant. She died in 1958, soon after giving birth to their daughter, Tina Broccoli.
In 1959, Broccoli married actress and novelist Dana Wilson (née Dana Natol) (1922 – 29 February 2004). They had a daughter together, Barbara Broccoli, and Albert Broccoli became a mentor to Dana's teenage son, Michael G. Wilson. Dana Broccoli died of cancer in 2004, aged 82.
In 1981, Broccoli was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for his work in film; the award was presented at the 1982 Academy Awards ceremony by the current James Bond at that time, Roger Moore. Broccoli also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (as Cubby Broccoli). Broccoli died at his home in Beverly Hills in 1996 at the age of 87 of heart failure.
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