Alan Arkin

Also Credited As:

Robert Short, Alan Wolf Arkin
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An extremely versatile character actor who easily oscillated between comedy and drama, Alan Arkin struggled for several years as a theater actor until the early 1960s when he caught his first break by joining the famed comedy troupe, The Second City. With his career officially started, he made a huge impression with an Oscar-nominated performance in Norman Jewison's raucous Cold War comedy, "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" …
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Alan Wolf Arkin on 26 March, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, USA