Alan Arkin, 89
Alan Arkin in the 1966 movie “The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming.
Spanning seven decades, the work of Alan Arkin will be remembered forever.
Arkin, with his Brooklyn accent, was never hard to miss. Whether he played his gruff style for laughs or drama, he was always top notch.
He made his Broadway debut as David Kolowitz in “Enter Laughing,” earning his first-ever Tony Award for best featured actor in a play in 1963.
Quickly he moved out to Hollywood and found instant success.
He nabbed his first Oscar nomination for his leading role in the Norman Jewison 1966 war satire “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.” Arkin earned additional Academy Award nominations for his roles in “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” and “Argo.”
He won his Oscar for his role as Edwin Hoover in “Little Miss Sunshine,” the 2006 critically acclaimed dramedy.
Arkin was also a six-time Primetime Emmy nominee, more recently for his supporting role as Norman Newlander on “The Kominsky Method.”
He died on June 29 at his home in Carlsbad, California. No cause was given.