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Antonio Joseph "Antony" D'Abruzzo
Birth: Dec. 9, 1956, France
Death: Jul. 3, 2009
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Antonio D'Abruzzo, better known as Antony Alda, was an American actor who grew up in a famous acting family. The son of Robert Alda and half-brother to Alan Alda, Antony was born in France and his early studies were in Rome; he finished at The Juilliard School in New York City. He would eventually appear on stage and in film and on television, including his role as Johnny Corelli in the soap opera 'Days of Our Lives'.

Alda described growing up within the Alda acting dynasty, "The theater has always been a comfortable place for me. I spent all my summers on Broadway. Dad would be in one play and Alan would be in another. I used to hang out with the lighting guys." He found that being an Alda had its professional ups and downs. "People figure you know what you're doing because you grew up around acting. Other people think you got the part because of your name."

Alda was married twice, first in 1975 to Leslie Clark; the marriage lasted until 1977. His sons were born during his marriage to actress Lori Carrell, to whom he was married from 1981-1992.

Among the films that Mr. Alda appeared in were 'Melvin and Howard', which won an Oscar, and 'Homeboy'. He made over two hundred appearances in episodic television, including such nighttime dramas as 'Knots Landing'.

His most notable accomplishment is the film, 'The Role of a Lifetime', released in 2001. Alda wrote, directed, and acted in the film, which follows a formerly successful actor, Bobby. Bobby seems to be egotistical at first, but is rendered into a sympathetic persona by the starring actor, Scott Bakula. A complex plot of loss, change and inner strength is handled nicely, and a quote from Socrates weaves the scenes together: "An unexamined life is not worth living." Also memorable and perhaps quite autobiographical is a line of dialogue which Anthony says to Scott Bakula's character: "..."Isn't it funny how you never know you're asleep until you wake up? Like, if you didn't wake up, you'd never know you were asleep."

Antony Alda died July 3, 2009, in Los Angeles at age 52.
Family links: 
  Robert Alda (1914 - 1986)
  Flora Marino Alda (1922 - 2008)
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