An American Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Director & Author

Alan Wolf Arkin

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Alan Arkin, an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, director & author was born on 26-03-1934 in Brooklyn in the state of New York, United States as Alan Wolf Arkin.

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He was born and raised to a Jewish parents. His mother Beatrice Arkin was a teacher and his father Beatrice Arkin was a writer, teacher, painter & lyricist. His elder brother was Bob Arkin, a musician.

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He started acting at the age of 10 via school drama academies and received acting lessons from Benjamin Zemach, a student of famous theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski.

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In 1957, he made his acting debut in Fred F. Sears's musical drama film "Calypso Heat Wave" with a small role.

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In 1961, he joined a comedy theater troupe called "The Second City" and performed for it at the Royale Theatre, Broadway (now Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre) in Australia.

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In 1964, he made his television debut in David Susskind's drama series "East Side West Side".

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In 1966, he received breakthrough success for his role as Lt. Rozanov in Norman Jewison's comedy film "The Russians Are Coming" for which he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

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He was married to Suzanne Newlander Arkin since 1996 and had no children with her. Previously, he had divorced two times.

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First marriage; He was married to a nurse Jeremy Yaffe from 1955 to 1961 and together had two sons named Adam Arkin (actor & director) and Matthew Arkin (actor, author & acting instructor).

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Second marriage; He was married to an author Barbara Dana from 1964 to 1994 and they had a son named Anthony Arkin (actor).

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He suffered from heart-related complications and died at the age of 69 on 29-06-2023 at his residence in Carlsbad, California, United States.

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