Hardie Albright's parents had a traveling vaudeville act, in which he made his stage debut at the age of six. He studied drama at Carnegie Tech and was a member of Eva Le Gallienne's repertory theater. He appeared in many Broadway plays before making his film debut in 1931. Appearing in over 50 films, Albright retired from acting in 1948 and took a position as a drama instructor at UCLA, where he authored several books on acting and directing.
Taught acting at UCLA in 1962 and wrote several books, including "Acting: The Creative Force" and "Stage Direction in Transition"
Last film role came in the form of Hallmark's "Mom and Dad" in 1957, a lurid, controversial and sexually exploitative movie that languished in the courts for years before its release
Appearing in over 50 films, Albright retired from acting in 1948 and took a position as a drama instructor at UCLA, where he authored several books on acting and directing
His film roles declined in value after playing the role of Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale in a film version of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1934)
Albright won the honors of recreating the part (and making his movie debut) in the film version of Young Sinners (1931)
Made his Broadway debut with Eva Le Gallienne's Civil Repertory Theatre company as Nunu in "Saturday Night" in 1926
Attended Carnegie Institute of Technology majoring in drama, played "Hamlet" while there, and graduated in 1923 with a B