What You Need To Know: Alan Alda

‘MASH’s’ ‘Hawkeye,’ Alan Alda, to receive SAG Award for lifetime achievement

Actor Alan Alda, who became a household name in the 1970’s with his portrayal of Hawkeye on the hit series “MASH,” will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at this month’s ceremony.

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Tom Hanks, a two-time SAG Award winner and who worked with Alda in 2015’s “Bridge of Spies,” will present the award, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Alda’s recent projects, another with Tom Hanks in the upcoming “Mister Rogers” and in Disney’s live-action “Pinocchio,” won’t top his career-making turn as the affable Hawkeye in “MASH,” which ran for years on network television and garnered dozens of awards.

Alda is good in company with the SAG honor. Past recipients of the award include a star-studded list of some of the most talented people in Hollywood. Among them Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Elizabeth Taylor, Sidney Poitier, Frank Sinatra, James Earl Jones, Betty White, Pearl Bailey, Julie Andrews and the list goes on.

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Megan Mullally of “Will & Grace” and theater fame, is set to host the SAG Awards on Jan. 27.

Dick Cavett Award recipient Alan Alda speaks onstage at the "The Kindergarten Teacher" presentation at Guild Hall on October 4, 2018 in East Hampton, New York.
Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hamptons Intern

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