Alan Alda


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  • Birth Name: Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/28/1936, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; screenwriter; director; author
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Red's in Danger! The Blacklist Bosses Tease Two-Parter and Answer Burning Questions

"There is nowhere in this world where I cannot reach you, Red. Your day is here, and it will end with your screams." On Monday's episode of The Blacklist (10/9c, NBC), Red (James Spader) finds that he's the one being hunted when Blacklist criminal Anslo Garrick (Ritchie Coster) infiltrates the black more

Alan Alda Heads to The Blacklist

Has Red Reddington met his match?

Alan Alda will guest-star on an upcoming episode of The Blacklist as an enemy of James Spader's character, Access Hollywood reports. read more

Joy Behar Says Goodbye to The View on "Monumental Day"

Another one (sadly) bites the dust.

Just one month after bidding adieu to Elisabeth Hasselbeck, The View said goodbye to one of the show's original co-hosts, Joy Behar.

"Welcome to quite a monumental day on The View," Whoopi Goldberg said on Friday' show. "After 16 seasons..."

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Tower Heist: Alan Alda On Playing This
On This Day: January 28
Flash of Genius
The Four Seasons

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Year Title Description
2014 Alan Alda TV Show Series, Remarks by
2013 Brains on Trial With Alan Alda TV Show Series, Host
2013 Homeward Bound Telethon TV Show Series, Host
2012 Wanderlust Movie, Actor - Carvin
2011 Tower Heist Movie, Actor - Arthur Shaw

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Laura Linney Says Goodbye to The Big C

When it comes to acting, Laura Linney knows no fear. She has embodied everyone from steely First Lady Abigail Adams in HBO's John Adams to FDR's mousy cousin/lover in the ­recent biopic Hyde Park on Hudson. But with her Golden Globe-winning performance on The Big C, she took on a seemingly impossible feat: making cancer funny.

Now the show is being put to rest with a four-­episode finale, but neither Linney nor her character, Cathy, is going down quietly. Tonight's episode finds her struggling with chemotherapy — she wants to stop treatment so she can feel well enough to take care of her family and make sure they'll be strong enough to survive without her.

Soon after the show's fourth season wrapped, the 49-year-old three-time Emmy winner shared her thoughts about the end of Cathy's journey.

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M*A*S*H Star Allan Arbus Dies at 95

Allan Arbus, who played psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on M*A*S*H, died Friday at home in Los Angeles, his daughter Amy confirmed to The New York Times. He was 95. read more

The Big C Comes Out Swinging for Season 2

With a mischievous smile, Laura Linney is gleefully ruining a take. During a tense scene between her character, Cathy Jamison, who has Stage 4 melanoma, and her bipolar brother, Sean, played by John Benjamin Hickey, she makes her costar break down in giggles.

Whoever says cancer is no laughing matter hasn't seen The Big C, Showtime's irreverent comedy about a Minneapolis teacher, wife and mom who's trying not only to beat death but to live as fully as possible in whatever time she has left. The smartly written, beautifully cast show has earned a devoted fan base and critical plaudits, and three-time Emmy winner Linney has already snared a Golden Globe for her deft portrayal of the strong-willed Cathy.... read more

Cheers & Jeers: The Big C — Paging Alan Alda!

Cheers to The Big C for getting Alan Alda to play doctor again.  

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Hugh Dancy and Parker Posey Join Showtime's The Big C

British actor Hugh Dancy and indie film darling Parker Posey will guest-star on the second season of The Big C, Showtime announced Thursday.

Dancy will appear in at least six episodes, playing a cancer patient who befriends Cathy (Laura Linney). Posey will play Poppy, a woman who has a surprising relationship with Cathy's teenaged son Adam (Gabriel Basso).

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Charlie Rose with Paul Nurse, Brian Greene & Alan Alda; T.D. Jakes & Bob Abernethy (May 4, 2006)
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