Alan Alda has been acting for six long decades. And while he may be a familiar face to most of us, there’s nonetheless something that his many fans didn’t know about the screen legend. It appears, in fact, that the M*A*S*H star has been hiding a life-changing diagnosis. After more than three years of living with his illness, though, Alda has now spoken out about how he’s coped.
Quite simply, Alda is arguably one of America’s most beloved actors. And the award-winning TV star is perhaps most famous for his portrayal of “Hawkeye” Pierce – the much-loved army captain from the war comedy-drama M*A*S*H.
But Alda has achieved many great things over the course of his 60-year career. Aside from M*A*S*H, he has starred in shows such as The West Wing and ER as well as having hosted Scientific American Frontiers. And that’s not even to mention his considerable success on the big screen.