Alfonso Joseph D'Abruzzo
January 28, 1936
|Alma mater||Fordham University|
|Years active||1958 – present|
|Known for||Acting roles:|
Arlene Alda (m. 1957)
|Awards||Actor of the Year - Series|
Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series
2006 The West Wing
Outstanding Directing - Comedy Series
Outstanding Writing - Comedy Series
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy or Musical
Alan Alda (real name: Alfonso Joseph D'Abruzzo) (born January 28, 1936) is an American actor. His mother was of Irish ancestry; his father was of Italian ancestry.
He directed, wrote and starred in many movies. He is probably most famous for his role as "Hawkeye" Pierce, the central character on the comedy/drama TV series M*A*S*H, as well as writing and directing several episodes of the show, and later becoming one of its producers. Alan also hosted Scientific American Frontiers on PBS from 1993 to 2005.
His father, Robert Alda, was an actor, and his mother, Joan, was once crowned Miss New York. Alan has been married to Arlene Weiss since 1957 and they have three daughters and a son.
In 2015, Alda was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. That same year, he starred in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies. In 2019, he starred as lawyer Bert Spitz in Marriage Story.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Alan Alda, on season 4". PBS. Scientific American Frontiers. Chedd-Angier Production Company. 1993–1994. Archived from the original on 2006.
- ↑ "Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson's disease". CBS News / CBS This Morning. July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Alan Alda at TV.com
- Alan Alda on IMDb
- Bio on Scientific American Frontiers
- Comprehensive bio Archived July 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse: Alan Alda Archived November 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (TV Interview)
- Military Service
- Interview with Alda Archived December 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on NPR's Fresh Air (September 21, 2005)
- Alan Alda's Charity Work
- Performance Archived June 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine Working in the Theatre seminar video at American Theatre Wing.org, April 1992
- Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned (Chapter 1) Archived September 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine