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‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Actor Alan Arkin Dies at 89

Alan Arkin, the veteran actor who starred in movies such as Little Miss Sunshine, Argo, Going in Style and Edward Scissorhands has died. He passed away at the age of 89 at his home in the San Diego County community of Carlsbad.

The legendary actor Alan Arkin’s sons Adam, Matthew, and Anthony announced the sad news of their famous father’s demise through the actor’s publicist on Friday. Keep scrolling further to figure out the cause behind Alan Arkin’s death.

Legendary actor Alan Arkin passes away at 89

Oscar winner Alan Arkin best known for playing the role of Edwin Hoover in the 2006 movie Little Miss Sunshine has passed away. At the time of his demise, he was 89 years old. His family announced the news of his passing.

In a statement issued, Alan’s sons Adam, Matthew, and Anthony said, “Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an artist and a man. A loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather, he was adored and will be deeply missed.”

As of this moment, the exact reason behind the death of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter star has not been revealed. Alan Arkin is survived by his wife Suzanne Newlander, and his three children: sons Adam Arkin and Matthew Arkin, and Anthony Dana Arkin.

Here’s all you need to know about Alan Arkin (including his early life, acting career, and more)

The Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actor Alan Wolf Arkin was born on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. As per NBC News, his mom and dad were both school teachers.

While having a chat with The Associated Press in 1998, Alan talked about his early life and said, “We were dirt poor so I couldn’t afford to go to the movies often. But I went whenever I could and focused in on movies, as they were more important than anything in my life.”

During his childhood, Arkin’s family moved to Los Angeles. After completing high school, he went to many different colleges and dropped out of at least three including Bennington College in Vermont where he was an alumnus of the class of 1955.

After bidding adieu to college life, Alan kicked off a brief career in music with a folk group called The Tarriers, where he sang and played guitar. In 1957, the short-lived band produced the hit top-5 single The Banana Boat Song.

When did Alan Arkin make his acting debut?

Later on, Arkin quit music and began to pursue a career in acting. By 1960, he moved to Chicago. He made his Broadway debut in 1961 in From the Second City. Then, he was nominated for an Oscar for his great performance in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.

Throughout his incredible career, Alan starred in more than 100 movies like The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968), Catch-22 (1970), Edward Scissorhands (1990), and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).

Our love and prayers are with the close friends and family members of the famed actor Alan Arkin during this tragic time. Stay in touch with us for the latest updates from the world of entertainment.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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