Alan Arkin

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Arkin in 2012

Alan Wolf Arkin (March 26, 1934 – June 29, 2023) was an American actor, director, musician, and singer. He is known for his Academy Award winning role as Edwin Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and for his award-nominated role as Lester Siegel in Argo (2012).

Arkin appeared in small roles or cameo appearances including The Muppets (2011). He won a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Genie Award, a Drama Desk Award, and a Tony Award.

In 2019, he was in the Disney movie Dumbo as the voice of J. Griffin Remington.

Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York City on March 26, 1934.[1] He was educated at Bennington College. He was a member of The Second City.

Arkin was married to Jeremy Yaffe from 1955 until they divorced in 1961. He married Barbara Dana in 1964. They divorced during the 1990s. He married Suzanne Newlander in 1996. He has two sons with Yaffe including actor Adam Arkin, and 1 with Dana. He lived in Carlsbad, California from 2007.

Arkin died on June 29, 2023 at his home in San Diego, California from cardiac arrest caused by congestive heart failure at the age of 89.[2] He had a history of heart problems.[3]

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  1. "Alan Arkin biography". Yahoo! Movies. 2008. Archived from the original on December 16, 2006. Retrieved December 9, 2006.
  2. "Alan Arkin, Oscar Winner for 'Little Miss Sunshine,' Dies at 89". June 30, 2023. Retrieved July 1, 2023.
  3. "Alan Arkin, the Little Miss Sunshine actor, dies aged 89". The Times. July 1, 2023. Retrieved July 3, 2023.

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