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    The M*A*S*H Star Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson's disease

    Alan Alda has revealed he has Parkinson's disease.

    Alan Alda parkinsons three years

    Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he played Hawkeye Pierce in the war television series M*A*S*H.

    Born: January 28, 1936 (age 82 years), New York City, New York, United States
    Height: 1.88 m
    Spouse: Arlene Alda (m. 1957)
    Books: If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

    The award-winning actor said he was diagnosed with the disease three and a half years ago.

    "I've had a full life since then," he said. "I've acted, I've given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook. I started this new podcast. And I noticed that – I had been on television a lot in the last couple of weeks talking about the new podcast – and I could see my thumb twitch in some shots and I thought, it's probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad point of view, but that's not where I am."


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    Alda is best known for his relatable portrayal of Army Capt. "Hawkeye" Pierce in CBS' "M*A*S*H," which connected viewers to life on the front lines of war. The Emmy and Golden Globe winner has worked in all genres from dramatic films like "The Aviator" to his comedic turn in "Tower Heist" and a politically charged role as a senator on "The West Wing."

    He also hosted PBS' "Scientific American Frontiers" for 13 years and now teaches acting techniques to scientists and entrepreneurs to help them connect better with their audiences. The ability to engage with people clearly, he says, is the key to greater understanding for everyone.

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