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ALAN ALDA (Sidney Miller) has earned international recognition as an actor, writer and director in films. These include his portrayals in "Murder at 1600," "Everyone Says I Love You," "Flirting With Disaster," "Manhattan Murder Mystery," "And the Band Played On," "Crimes and Misdemeanors," "Mad City," "Same Time, Next Year" and "California Suite," as well as "The Seduction of Joe Tynan," which he wrote, and "The Four Seasons," "Sweet Liberty," "A New Life" and "Betsy's Wedding," which he wrote and directed.

Alda is currently appearing on Broadway in "ART." He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performances in Neil Simon's "Jake's Women" and the musical "The Apple Tree." Other Broadway stage credits include "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Purlie Victorious" and "Fair Game for Lovers," for which he received a Theatre World Award."

He is also the host of the series "Scientific American Frontiers" on PBS.

Alda played 'Hawkeye Pierce' on the classic television series "M*A*S*H," and also wrote and directed many of the episodes. In eleven years on "M*A*S*H," he won the Emmy Award five times and is the only person to be honored by the Television Academy as top performer, writer and director. In all, Alda has been nominated for 28 Emmys. In 1994 he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. In addition, he has won the Writer's Guild Award twice, the Director's Guild Award three times, and has received six Golden Globes and seven People's Choice Awards.

For his role in Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors" he won the D.W. Griffith Award and the New York Critics Award.

An ardent feminist, Alda campaigned extensively for ten years for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. In 1976, he was appointed by President Ford to serve on the National Commission for the Observance of International Women's Year.

Since 1985, he has been a member of the Board of the Museum of Television & Radio, and since 1989 has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation.

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