Alan Alda (What Women Want, The Aviator), best known for his role as "Hawkeye Pierce" on M*A*S*H* and more recently for his work on The West Wing, is the son of actor Robert Alda, whose first big role was playing George Gershwin in the 1945 biopic Rhapsody in Blue. The elder Alda won the 1951 Tony Award for "Best Lead Actor in a Musical" for Guys & Dolls. Alan's half-brother Antony Alda has played on Days of Our Lives and Knots Landing. Alan, Antony, and Robert all appeared together in an episode of M*A*S*H* in 1972.
In reality, the family name
isn't Alda, but D'Abruzzo. Robert
took Alda as his stage name, and both sons followed suit when they entered show