The Alda’s, both father and son, Robert and Alan have made a huge presence and name for themselves over the years. Both men of great character, acting abilities and the emotional essence they have brought to the film and television industries.
Long ago when Robert Alda started out his birth name was Alfonso D’Abruzzo. He decided to create his stage name by taking the first two letters of his given name and combined them with the first two letters of his family name. The “AL” from Alfonso and the “DA” from D’Abruzzo them became the last name Robert was then to be referred to as; “Alda”.
When Alan was born, instead of giving him the original family name he was given Robert’s stage name as his last name. From them on we have all known and watched these two family member celebrities and always refer to them as “Robert Alda” and “Alan Alda”.
The father and son duo will always be remembered for many films but one that stands out is when they performed together on the television series “M*A*S*H”! Not only were father and son on that episode but also a grandson named Anthony.
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