Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo, also called Alan Alda, is an honor-winning American on-screen character, executive, screenwriter, and writer.
In his long vocation of 58 years, he has acted in various movies, TV, and stage preparations, composing and coordinating a significant number of those, and has written a couple of self-portraying books.
It’s never a bad day to see two classic TV stars together and one, Alan Alda, wishes this M*A*S*H costar Happy Birthday. As you can see below, Alda shared a classic throwback photo of him with Jamie Farr, who turned 88 on Friday. Do we need to tell you who Alda and Farr are playing? OK.
Since there might be some young fans out there, Alda played “Hawkeye” Pierce on the CBS show while Farr was Max Klinger. Yep, Klinger’s deal was to wear a dress and hope for a Section 8 to get out of the Korean War. You might remember that Klinger actually never left.
In fact, he took over the clerk’s role when “Radar” O’Reilly, played by Gary Burghoff, went back home on M*A*S*H. Burghoff left the popular show and they needed someone to work alongside Colonel Sherman Potter, played by Harry Morgan. In steps Klinger and the character remained quite funny yet also showed more depth over time, too. On this Friday, July 1, though, it’s all about wishing Farr a very Happy Birthday.