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Overview for Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin


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Born: March 26, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


father: David I Arkin. Teacher. A painter and writer who couldn't make a living at it, so he taught; Communist; lost his job teaching in Los Angeles during Red Scare of 1950s.
mother: Beatrice Arkin. Teacher. Communist.
son: Adam Arkin. Actor, screenwriter. Born on August 19, 1956; mother, Jeremy Yaffe; wrote "Improper Channels" (1981), in which father acted, and acted with him in "Chu Chu and the Philly Flash" (1981) and "Full Moon High" (1982); Alan also played Adam's long-lost father on CBS' "Chicago Hope".
son: Matthew Arkin. Lawyer, actor. Born c. 1960; mother, Jeremy Yaffe; acted with father in Carl Reiner's "North".
son: Anthony Dana Arkin. Actor, director. Mother, Barbara Dana; appeared in small role in "Full Moon High" and as father's son in PBS special "A Matter of Principle" (1984).

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