Alan Arkin, the Oscar and Tony-winning actor, most famous for playing Edwin the grandfather in “Little Miss Sunshine, has died.
Alan’s sons confirmed the actor died Friday morning at his home, telling People, “Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an artist and a man. A loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather, he was adored and will be deeply missed.”
The legendary actor started as a stage performer, joining Chicago’s Second City comedy troupe as an early member before making his Broadway debut in 1961 in “From the Second City” … picking up a Tony 2 years later for his work in “Enter Laughing.”
Alan’s worked consistently through the decades — most notably in films like “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” receiving an Oscar nomination for his performance … as well as other projects like “The In-Laws,” “Argo,” and “Little Miss Sunshine,” for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
His lengthy list of credits also includes projects like “The Kominsky Method,” “Inspector Clouseau,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Rocketeer,” “Will & Grace,” and “Glengarry Glen Ross.”
TMZ broke the story, he suffered a stroke in 2015, although there was no major damage.