Four time Academy Award nominee Alan Arkin was reported to have suffered a minor stroke around November last year. When you complete the milestone of 80, it is about time that age takes its toll and it definitely does not discriminate against anyone.
As per the information of tmz.com, Alan had suffered a minor stroke that Monday and he had gone to the hospital. Various series of tests were run and it had been confirmed that his condition was not so serious and he was discharged the very next day.
Sources have revealed that his wife Suzanne had been in his side the entire time. Throughout his recovery session Suzanne was there with him Alan heeding him in his every need like a caring and supportive wife. Being a psychotherapist herself, she played a vital role for calming Alan down. In case of stroke, it has happened that even slight panic may increase the intensity, being a psychotherapist wife by your side surely makes a world of difference. According to his representative he was normal by Tuesday.
In his life time, Alan has been married for three times and divorced his first two partners. He had married Jeremy Yaffe in 1955 and got separated after 6 years. They had two children- Adam Arkin(actor) and Matthew Arkin together. Then in 1967, he again tied his knot to fellow actress Barbara Dana. They had a son, Anthony Arkin who himself is an accomplished actor.
Alan pursued his acting career since the late ‘50s. He debuted his first movie Calypso Heat Waves in 1957, but his presence in the industry was recognized after his role in the movie The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming (1966). The entire industry took note of his talent. After that Alan had gone to perform in numerous movies nominating him for the best actor in Oscars for four times and even winning him the award for the best supporting actor for the movie Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
Having been working in this industry for 60 years, Alan is one of the most successful and inspirational actor of his age and still kicking. In his career that spanned for more than six decades, he has given his remarkable performance in very movie and television shows. However, Alan is best known for movies Thirteen Conversations about One Thing (2001), Argo (2012), The Heart is a lonely Hunter (1968), etc. Alan has also given many guest appearance and cameos in other movies as well. He has also appeared in various TV shows like Harry, 100 Center Street, etc.
Alan is not only a great actor but also a recognized director, producer and a screen writer which further increases the worth of his versatile talent.
For his phenomenal performance, he has received numerous nomination, awards and accolades and has been a role model for many famous actor of the present era, even including his sons.
His net worth is estimated to be around $40 million.