Appeared (as "Al Manheim") in "What Makes Sammy Run?" on Broadway. Musical. Book by Budd Schulberg
and Stuart Schulberg
, based on Budd Schulberg's novel. Music / Lyrics by Ervin Drake. Musical Director / Vocal Arrangements by Lehman Engel
. Music orchestrated by Don Walker
. Dance arrangements by Arnold Goland. Scenic Design by ...
5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
Do not let anybody tell you that fate, destiny, luck, or whatever you want o call it, does not play an important part in the success of a career. When I finally reached Hollywood notice and was arranging for screen tests, it was John Garfield who called Warner Brothers' attention to me, because he had seen me act in a stock company.
First wife Joan Brown was a "Miss New York" beauty contest winner. She gave birth to their son Alan Alda
, but shortly after began suffering from severe mental illness (undiagnosed schizophrenia).