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Subject: Re: Matthew Laborteaux (Albert) Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:38 am
Vanessa hit it right with this! "He could make you cry or laugh and this is the way a true actor shows how good he could be."
When Albert switched in into what I called his "Winoka Mode" it could be absolutely hilarious. And Matt could play it to the hilt.
1.Selling the books to Mrs Olsen telling her that there was a part in the book where Caroline was naked. 2.Getting room and Board in "Men Will Be Boys" after telling the landlady he and Andy were recently orphaned. 3.Raising money for Mary and Adam to take a trip telling a lady that he and Laura lost their parents. 4.Selling the honey to Mrs Olsen, while all the time making her think she was getting the best of him. 5.Stealing the food in The Odyssey on the train. "Pa wouldn't approve". 6.Scaring Willy and Nellie to death with the Horns in The Craftsman. 7. Changing the type to 100% off in Harriets Happenings knowing full well the only way to get to her was in the pocketbook.
And when you watch him cry it made you cry, because they were real emotions. Matt had a natural in-born sweetness about him that is a rare thing to see on screen. And he had it right up until the end when he looked at Laura and said: Well Big Sister, "I'm home to stay if you'll have me"". And the all time killer, " Asking Pa if it was "Too Much to Ask" when he wanted to be adopted.
I think the sad thing about the rest of his acting after LHOTP is that he never had another vehicle to sink his teeth into and show his real talent.
There will never be another Matt! I think we were lucky to have him while we did.
Why, Dave! When I read Matthew "Winoka Mode", I could not help but laugh! All the facts you quoted are really hilarious...
And you know? When I read Laura's books I was especting to find Albert there (since I loved so much his character in the show)But I was informed that Albert had never existed...and I almost got angry to Laura, because she never had any brother named Albert!
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Subject: Re: Matthew Laborteaux (Albert) Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:57 pm
It could be his dad, but I'm not sure. A while ago on this very same thread I posted that "This is your life" clip w/Michael Landon. They briefly showed Matt's parents and siblings...maybe we can take a quick look to make sure?