Alan Arkin Obituary: Oscar-Winning ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Actor, Dἰes at 89

alan arkin obituary
alan arkin obituary

Alan Arkin, an American icon famed for his caustic wit and understated melancholy, has passed away. He was 89. “Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an artist and a man,” his sons Adam, Matthew, and Anthony said in a statement to PEOPLE. “A loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather, he was adored and will be deeply missed.”

Arkin’s acting career extended for 60 years. Before acting, he was a member of the folk band the Tarriers, with whom he had two top-ten songs in 1956-57, “Cindy, Oh Cindy” and “The Banana Boat Song.” He left the band following their 1957 European tour. In 1960, Arkin joined the Chicago-based comedy company Second City.

“Second City saved my life. It literally saved my life,” Arkin once said. “I have a feeling it’s true for a lot of other people, too.”

Alan Arkin Obituary

Alan Arkin obituary: Alan Arkin was an actor best known for his work in films such as “Wait Until Dark” (1967), “Glengarry Glen Ross” (1992), and “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

  • Dἰed: June 29, 2023 (Who else dἰed on June 29?)
  • Deἀth specifics: At the age of 89, he dἰed at home in Carlsbad, California.

Alan Arkin Career

The Tarriers, a folk band, were Arkin’s first exposure to the entertainment industry and his first acting role. He sang both vocals and guitar on the band’s famous song, a cover of “The Banana Boat Song,” which was included in the 1957 film “Calypso Heat Wave.” But Arkin had always wanted to be an actor, and he quickly moved to the line of work that would make him renowned.

Before his celebrated acting debut in “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming,” Arkin was a Chicago’s Second City improvisational comedy group member. He portrayed a violent man following Audrey Hepburn’s blind character in “Wait Until Dark,” and he portrayed a reluctant airman named Yossarian in “Catch-22.”

In “The Seven-Percent Solution,” Arkin played Sigmund Freud; in “Grosse Pointe Blank,” he played an emotionally conflicted psychiatrist; in “Little Miss Sunshine,” he played an enthusiastic but inappropriate grandfather; and in “Argo,” he played a movie producer who was in charge of a false movie that served as a front for rescuing hostages.

alan arkin obituary
alan arkin obituary

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The other movies starring Arkin are “Hearts of the West,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Rocketeer,” “Slums of Beverly Hills,” “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing,” “Sunshine Cleaning,” and “Get Smart.” In addition to acting, Arkin also directed “Little Murders” in 1971. In addition to appearing in several television programs, such as “Sesame Street,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Chicago Hope,” and “Will and Grace,” Arkin also starred in the Netflix series “The Kominsky Method.”

While Arkin only received one Oscar, he was nominated for three others, starting with “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming,” which he played in 1966. He was one of a select group of performers to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for their feature film debut, and he followed that accomplishment with another Best Actor nomination for “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” (1968). For “Argo” (2012), Arkin received his final Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Actors Adam Arkin and Matthew Arkin are descended from him.

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