Alan Alda Overview

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Born: January 28, 1936

The son of actor Robert Alda, the 6' 2" actor easily eclipsed his father's fame with his 11 year run as "Hawkeye" Pierce on TV's M*A*S*H. Trained on the Second City stage, Alan Alda had his first hit on Broadway in The Owl And The Pussycat. In 1964 he was introduced to television audiences in the satirical program That Was The Week that Was. Real fame came with the TV sitcom based on Robert Altman's film, M*A*S*H. His version of Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce... See All


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