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Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin dies at 89

Movies that Arkin has starred in include "Little Miss Sunshine," "The In-Laws" and the classic 1970 film, "Catch-22." 

Published: June 30, 2023 12:22pm

Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin has died, according to an announcement from his family on Friday. He was 89 years old. 

“Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an artist and a man," Arkin's sons said in a statement to CNN. "A loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather, he was adored and will be deeply missed."

Movies that Arkin has starred in include "Little Miss Sunshine," "The In-Laws" and the classic 1970 film, "Catch-22." 

He was recently nominated for Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG awards for his role in the Netflix series “The Kominsky Method.”

He also directed the original Broadway version of Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” which ran for more than 500 performances.

Arkin was a co-founder of the Second City improvisational troupe. He also had some success as a musician, including several children’s albums with his group, The Babysitter.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne, sons Matthew, Anthony and Adam, grandchildren and one great grandson.

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