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Robert Alda

Actor. Born Alphonso Roberto D'Abruzzo in New York City, his career began in vaudeville, as a singer and dancer. After performing on radio, he made his film debut in "Rhapsody in Blue" (1945), followed by "Day and Night" (1946). He appeared in many Italian and European films over the next 15 years, but had his greatest success in the Broadway Theatre. In 1951, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in the musical "Guys and Dolls" and won another for "What Makes Sammy Run". During the 1960s to 1980s, he had a long career as television performer. His many credits included "The Lucy Show", "Ironside", "Rhoda", "Police Story", "The White Shadow" and "M*A*S*H". He is also the father of actor s Anthony and Alan Alda. He died in Los Angeles, California, at age 72.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1241
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Alda (26 Feb 1914–3 May 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1241, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .