Alda, Alan

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Alda, Alan Gender: M
Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo
born on 28 January 1936 at 05:07 (= 05:07 AM )
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°20' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°21 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°08'

Alan Alda
photo: Bridget Laudien, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American actor, scriptwriter and director, a popular star from 1972. He garnered a huge following for his role as "Hawkeye" in the TV series "M.A.S.H.," which ran for 11 seasons and 251 episodes, racking up awards along the way. Alda won Emmy Awards for Best Actor, Best Writer and Best Director and the farewell episode, which Alda co-wrote and directed, was among the highest rated television shows ever. He commuted each week from his family home in suburban New Jersey to Hollywood so he could spend weekends with his wife, Arlene, whom he married in 1957, and their three daughters.

After winning his battle with polio as a child, Alda took an interest in writing and acting while in high school. The son of actor Robert Alda and Joan Browne, he joined his dad on stage in the early '50s, first appearing with his father at the Hollywood Canteen in 1951, doing imitations of Abbott and Costello. A graduate of Fordham University in 1956, he studied at an Improv Workshop, worked at the Cleveland Playhouse and in "Second City" in New York.

He first appeared on Broadway in "Only in America," which opened on 11/19/1959. His film debut was in 1963 in "Gone Are The Days." "The Owl and the Pussycat" opened on Broadway in November 1964. During his early years of getting established, he had to work on the side as a cab driver and at a gas station to keep up on rent money.

Alda, 6'2" tall, is known as even tempered, easy-going, considerate and modest, valuing his family and privacy.

At home, he is a dedicated tennis player. Around the mid-'70s, Alda emerged as the prototype of a New Man: liberal, sensitive, pro-feminine, opposed to all kinds of inequalities or sexism. One of his special interests was his series of specials on PBS, "Scientific American Frontiers." He did five of these shows a year on location, visiting China, tagging sharks and handling strange animals. In addition to his well-known television work, Alda has written, directed and acted in big-screen features. His credits include "The Four Seasons" as both writer and director, as well as acting roles in "Manhattan Murder Mystery" and "Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Alda's dad, Robert Alda, had a stroke in 1984 from which he never fully recovered and he died on 5/03/1986, Los Angeles, CA.

Alda guested on the top-rated drama "ER" for five episodes, starting the season in September 1999.

After a slip and fall on his icy front steps in Water Mill, NY, Alda was taken to Long Island Hospital where he was diagnosed and released with three fractured vertebrae, 2/19/2000.

On October 18, 2003, the actor fell ill while working on a TV documentary in Chile. Taken to a hospital in LaSerena, he had emergency surgery for an intestinal obstruction. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Entertainment: M*A*S*H (born 17 September 1972). Notes: Played Hawkeye Pierce, 1972-1983
  • associate relationship with Janney, Allison (born 19 November 1959). Notes: Co-stars on "The West Wing"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Farr, Jamie (born 1 July 1934). Notes: Co-stars on "M*A*S*H"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Farrell, Mike (born 6 February 1939). Notes: Co-stars on "M*A*S*H"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Sheen, Martin (born 3 August 1940). Notes: Co-stars on "The West Wing"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Stevenson, McLean (born 14 November 1927). Notes: Co-stars on "M*A*S*H"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Swit, Loretta (born 4 November 1937). Notes: Co-stars on "M*A*S*H"


  • Work : New Career 1951 (joined Dad on stage)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1957
  • Work : Gain social status 19 November 1959 (Broadway debut)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1972 (for role in TV series "Mash")
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 19 February 2000 (fell and broke vertebrae)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 18 October 2003 (surgery for intestinal obstruction)
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Source Notes

Philip Sedgwick quotes his friend whose astrologer wife asked him directly (MacKenzie quotes him in AA, "I think it was 5:06 AM, on the other hand maybe 6:05 AM." PC gives 5:45 AM as B.C. B.C. in hand, no time given.)


  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all
  • Traits : Personality : Private
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Polio (in childhood)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bowel (intestinal obstruction/surgery)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (fall/broken vertebrae)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy