Alan Alda

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Alan Alda
Alda in November 2015
Alfonso Joseph D'Abruzzo

(1936-01-28) January 28, 1936 (age 88)
Alma materFordham University
  • Actor
  • author
  • comedian
  • screenwriter
  • director
  • podcaster
  • singer
Years active1958 – present
Known forActing roles:
Arlene Alda (m. 1957)
AwardsActor of the Year - Series
1974 M*A*S*H
Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series
1982 M*A*S*H
Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series
2006 The West Wing
Outstanding Directing - Comedy Series
1977 M*A*S*H
Outstanding Writing - Comedy Series
1979 M*A*S*H
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy or Musical
1975 M*A*S*H
1976 M*A*S*H
1980 M*A*S*H
1981 M*A*S*H
1982 M*A*S*H
1983 M*A*S*H

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.[1]

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.[2] That same year, he starred in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies. In 2019, he starred as lawyer Bert Spitz in Marriage Story.

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  1. "Alan Alda, on season 4". PBS. Scientific American Frontiers. Chedd-Angier Production Company. 1993–1994. Archived from the original on 2006. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)
  2. "Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson's disease". CBS News / CBS This Morning. July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.

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