This multi-hyphenate won Emmys for acting, directing and writing "MASH." Alda was nominated 13 consecutive years for his role as the irreverent Dr. Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce. In a six-episode arc on "ER," he donned scrubs again to play Dr. Gabriel Lawrence, a one-time mentor to Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) who was facing Alzheimer's. Alda would win the guest actor Emmy in 2006 for the second of his two bids as Sen. Arnold Vinick, a presidential hopeful on "The West Wing."
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