Pop Culture | 80s | 70s | TV | Celebrities

7 Facts About Alan Alda Not Even Die Hard MASH Fans Know

- Page 1

CBS

Starring in the the hit show M*A*S*H helped solidify Alan Alda as one of America's favorite television stars. The show started in 1972 and lasted for 11 seasons, and still remains one of the highest rated television shows in history. Millions of peopled loved to watch it, and Alan Alda was probably the best part.

CBS

Alda played Haweye Pierce, the Chief surgeon and Captain of the group. He has had an interesting career and life, and there are probably a lot of facts that you didn't know about him!

He commuted cross-country every week

CBS

Alan Alda was obviously super successful in his career, especially while on M*A*S*H. Even though the show went on for 11 years, and he starred in 251 episodes, he never made the official move to Los Angeles. He actually lived in New Jersey with his wife and daughters and would commute to LA each week to film. Apparently he "didn't know how long the show would last".

He was a last minute addition to the cast

CBS

Even though he is probably one of the most defining characters of the show, he didn't officially sign on until about six hours before the pilot episode started filming.

He had interesting demands in his contract

CBS

Even though the show was primarily a comedy, he wanted to make sure that the war aspect was properly explored. Part of his contract included that each episode have at least one scene inside of an operating room to show how horrific war was.

Outside of M*A*S*H, Alda's life was even more interesting...

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

Pop Culture

8 Child Actors From The 90s Who Definitely Aren't Kids Anymore

Whether you related to them because you were also a child in the 90s, or you loved to watch these kids rise to stardom with their cute expressions and hilarious deliveries, you knew that these child actors were going somewhere.Decades later, have you ever thought of where they ended up?  Here's the answer you have been looking for. Cole Sprouse- Ben, FriendsStarting his acting career with his twin brother when they were only eight months old, they played Partick Kelly in Grace Under Fire for five years. They then got their first major film role in the 1999

80s

13 Facts About 'Married With Children' That Will Just Make You Miss The Show Even More

It's hard to believe the Bundy's have been off the air for 20 years, because reruns of Married With Children are still fresh and funny to this day.Here are 13 facts you probably never knew about the classic sitcom:1. The Lost EpisodeThe show's racy storylines attracted a lot of attention, including a letter-writing campaign over "anti-family" content that made advertisers pull their money from the show. Ironically, these protests only made the series more popular.BundyologyBut censors still cracked down on sex after the campaign, and wound up taking one episode from season three, "I'll See You In

90s

There's A True Story Behind "The Notebook" And It'll Melt Your Heart

We all have seen the heart-wrenching masterpiece that is The Notebook. It's a story set across decades that proves that love remains firmly rooted in the hearts of those that never let go of the ones that they truly care for. We all wish we had lived out the romantic lives of Noah and Allie, but as it turns out, the story itself is based on two lovebirds very near and dear to the author, Nicholas Sparks. The plot of steadfast love was based on the author's grandparents-in-law, when he saw how doting they still were to one another after

Pop Culture

Looking For A "Full House" Reunion? You Got It Dude

Michelle and Danny Tanner are together again and we couldn't be more excited. Ashley Olsen made a rare public appearance in New York City to support her TV dad, Bob Saget, at the Scleromderma Research Foundation's Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine fundraising event. Ashley and her twin sister Mary-Kate played the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House from 1987 to 1995. The girls were only 9-months-old when they started the series. PeopleWhen the Netflix spin-off series, Fuller House started, they were the only ones not to return to the cast. "Ashley said, ‘I have not been in front of a