Marilyn Russell Chats with Alan Alda!

February 7, 2019

Alan Alda's 2nd season of his podcast called Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda is available now on Apple Podcasts and on his official website: AlanAlda.com.

Actor and director Alan Alda has starred in several films, but is best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the long-running television series M*A*S*H. He was just honored at the SAG Awards -- Life Achievement Award.

Marilyn Russell got to chat with Alda about his podcast including a special episode that features a Mash cast reunion. Alan, Loretta Swit, Mike Farrell, Jamie Farr and Gary Burghoff -  all the surviving members  telling stories of camaraderie and communication on the Mash set.

Who Is Alan Alda?

Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936, in New York City. He made his Broadway debut in 1959 and his film debut in 1963, but it was his role on the television series M*A*S*H (1972–83) that earned him his greatest popularity. Alda was nominated more than 20 times and won numerous awards for the series, which provided a showcase for his talents as a socially conscious writer, director and performer. Born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo on January 28, 1936, in New York City, Alan Alda is best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the long-running television series M*A*S*H. He is the son of actor Robert Alda, and his first acting experiences were through his father. Alda first appeared on stage as a baby. But his childhood was more of a drama than a comedy. His mother was mentally unstable, and he suffered a bout of polio as a child.

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