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Alan Alda is known as an American director and actor. He is most famous for playing Hawkeye Pierce on the TV show, 'M*A*S*H'.

Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo on January 28, 1936, in New York City. He is the child of actor Robert Alda, and his first acting encounters were through his father. His youth was more of a drama than a comedy. His mom was mentally unsteady and he endured an episode of polio as a youngster. Alda started out acting in an auditorium in Pennsylvania when he was 16 years old. While a student at New York's Fordham University, he invested some time and energy studying abroad. In 1959, he made his Broadway debut in Only in America.

Wife & Children

Alda married his significant other named Arlene in 1957. The loving couple had three little girls together. The names of their daughters are Eve, Elizabeth and Beatrice.

A Career as an American Actor

Alda made his film debut in the film adaptation of Purlie Victorious, which was called Gone Are the Days (1963). Alda got his biggest break and rose to fame in the TV series M*A*S*H. Alda played the sarcastic, yet gracious Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce, also called "Hawkeye." Set during the Korea War, the series followed the misfortunes of the staff of a military medical unit.

Going on for over 10 years, M*A*S*H allowed Alda the chance to investigate his full scope of artistic acting abilities. He also directed and wrote a few episodes. Alda earned numerous distinctions and awards for his work on M*A*S*H, including in excess of 20 Emmy Award nominations. While on M*A*S*H, Alda discovered time to pursue different projects. He hit the big screen with movies like Neil Simon's California Suite (1978) with Jane Fonda and Maggie Smith. Alda wrote and featured in the political drama The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) with Meryl Streep. Alda likewise worked before and behind the camera for the dramatic comedy The Four Seasons (1981) with Carol Burnett.

After M*A*S*H finished in 1983, Alda concentrated on his movie career. He appeared in the comedies Sweet Liberty (1986) and A New Life (1988), which he likewise wrote and directed. Alda delighted in a few chances to work with director Woody Allen on such movies as Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993).

In January 2020, it was announced that the film, Marriage Story was added to the Oscar nominations list for the Best Picture category. Alan has a supporting role in the film as Bert Spitz.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com his estimated net worth is $40 million. Alan Alda has earned his net worth through his many acting roles in stage, films and television.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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