Alan Arkin, the Oscar-winning star of “Little Miss Sunshine,” has died, his family announced Friday.

Alan Arkin, Oscar- Winning’ Little Miss Sunshine’ Actor, Dead at 89( Exclusive)
Alan Arkin won an Oscar for 2006’s’ Little Miss Sunshine’ and lately starred with Michael Douglas in’ The Kominsky Method’

His death was verified to PEOPLE simply by his sons Adam, Matthew and Anthony, who concertedly offered a statement on the family’s behalf” Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an artist and a man. A loving hubby, father, grand and great forefather, he was adored and will be deeply missed.”

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LOS ANGELES- CIRCA 1969 American actor, director and screenwriter Alan Arkin posing for a portrayal in Los Angeles, CA, circa 1969.

Most lately, Arkin costarred in The Kominsky Method for Netflix alongside Michael Douglas, earning Emmy nominations in 2019 and 2020, and Golden Globe and Screen Actors council nominations in 2020 and 2021. In Little Miss Sunshine( 2006), Arkin played Edwin Hoover, the forefather of the dysfunctional family. His part which only gauged 14 twinkles of screen time — earned him an Oscar for Stylish Supporting Actor. Arkin’s memorable turn in the 2012 Ben Affleck- directed political drama Argo earned him his fourth Oscar nomination. He played stager patron Lester Siegel, whose sharp sense of humor and smelling line delivery won over cult.

His son, Adam Arkin, 66, is also a well- known actor and director who has starred on television successes including Chicago Hope, 8 Simple Rules and Sons of Anarchy.

Alan Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 26, 1934; his family moved to Los Angeles during his nonage. That’ is why I do not live there now,” Arkin fooled to PEOPLE in 1979 from his home in Chappaqua, New York.
After finishing high academy, Arkin attended several different sodalities and dropped out of at least three, including Bennington College in Vermont, which lists him as an alumnus of the class of 1955.

” They might have thrown me out,” Arkin told PEOPLE of his experience in council in a 1979 story about him and his alternate woman , actress Barbara Dana.” I do not flash back .”

BOSTON, MA- JUNE 1982 Adam Arkin visits his son Adam Arkin at Boston Garden( TD Garden) while Adam is working on an occasion of St Away called’ Fathers and Sons’. Boston, MA in June, 1982.

After leaving council Arkin embarked on a brief career in music with a folk group called the Tarriers, where he sang and played guitar. The short- lived group produced the hit top- 5 single’ The Banana Boat Song’ in 1957.

But Arkin, who had taken acting assignments since nonage, quit the band and set about trying to establish himself as an actor. By 1960, Arkin arrived in Chicago and came an early member of the Second City extemporary comedy troop, according to a history on the association’s website.

” Second City saved my life. It literally saved my life,” Alan said.” I’ve a feeling it’s true for a lot of other people, too.”

After spending some time on the Second City stage in Chicago, Arkin made his Broadway debut in 1961 in From the Second City and followed it up with a Tony- winning performance in 1963’s Enter Laughing.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA- JUNE 07 Alan Arkin is recognized with a Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on June 7, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Further TV and film places followed in the times after Arkin first made it big on Broadway; he entered his first of four career Oscar nominations in 1967 for his part in the comedy The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.

Over the coming 50- plus times, Arkin went on to appear in further than 100 pictures and flicks, specially starring in pictures like The Heart is a Lonely Hunter( 1968), which earned him his alternate Oscar nomination; Catch- 22( 1970); Edward Scissorhands( 1990) and Glengarry Glen Ross( 1992).

Tract use only. No book cover operation. obligatory Credit print by 20th Century Fox/ Fox Searchlight/ Kobal/ Shutterstock( 5884779m) Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin Little Miss Sunshine- 2006 Director Jonathan/ Faris Dayton 20th Century Fox/ Fox Searchlight Pictures USA Scene Still Comedy
Tony Shalhoub Dedicates His 2019 SAG Award to Alan Arkin’ He is Why I Came an Actor’


In addition to his work in film and on the stage, Arkin was nominated for six Emmy Awards, most lately for The Kominsky Method. He left the show before its third season in 2021.” I am like a steed going down the trail,” he told The Guardian in 2020.” Amusement is so hardwired in my physiognomy and the channels of my brain that I find myself missing aspects of the business. But I do n’t need it any more. I should presumably get over it. ”

Arkin is survived by his woman Suzanne Newlander, whom he married in 1996, and three children sons Adam Arkin and Matthew Arkin, whom he participated with first woman Jeremy Yaffe, and Anthony Dana Arkin, whom he participated with alternate woman Dana.

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