Alan Alda connected emotionally with his similarly long wed character in 'The Longest Ride'

April 9, 2015 5:30 PM

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Alda, who came to fame as Hawkeye Pierce on the 1972-83 CBS comedy series "MASH," recently celebrated his 58th wedding anniversary. He married his wife, author-photographer Arlene Alda, when he was a struggling actor. They have three grown daughters and eight grandchildren.

Alda is a devoted family man, and during the 11 seasons of "MASH" he commuted to Los Angeles from their home in New Jersey because he didn't want to disrupt his family's life.

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