Arlene Alda

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Birthday
12, 1933
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
12, 1933 (age 85)
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY

About

An accomplished author and photographer, she is best known as the wife of actor Alan Alda. Her more than a dozen published children's books include Sheep, Sheep Sheep, Help Me Fall Asleep (1992) and Arlene Alda's 1,2,3 (1998).

Before Fame

A talented clarinetist, she majored in music at Hunter College and subsequently won a Fulbright scholarship to study in Cologne, Germany. Later, she studied photography with Lou Bernstein and Mort Shapiro.

Trivia

She and her husband co-wrote a 1983 book called The Last Days of Mash that featured her photographic work.

Family Life

She married M*A*S*H actor, Alan Alda, in 1958. The couple raised three daughters: Eve, Elizabeth, and Beatrice.

Associated With

Alan Alda directed the film, Four Seasons, which was inspired by his wife's relationship with their daughters.