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Alda, Alan 1936-

Works: 973 works in 2,177 publications in 8 languages and 53,789 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  Humor  Juvenile works  Television programs  Black humor 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Host, Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Narrator, Scenarist, Singer, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN2287.A45, 791.4372
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The aviator by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing
Tower heist by Brett Ratner ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a Wall Street swindler defrauds the workers at a luxury condo, the manager and staff hire a petty thief to help them steal back the twenty million they're sure is hidden in the penthouse--before the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime
What women want ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cocky, chauvinistic advertising executive magically acquires the ability to hear what women are thinking
Flash of genius ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family. Bob is a college professor and part-time inventor. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns' think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants, who originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shun him. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work, or anyone else's for that matter, should be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. He and his family pay the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity
Crimes and misdemeanors by Woody Allen ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An idelistic filmmaker is offered the chance to make a fluff film about an egotistical TV producer. The TV producer's ex-mistress is about to reveal his past misdeeds
Wanderlust ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After George ... loses his high-stress Manhattan job, he and his wife Linda ... hit the road and wind up crashing at Elysium, a free-spirited community of hippies, tree-huggers, and the occasional nudist"--Container
M*A*S*H ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series portrays both the horror and hilarity of the daily lives of MASH unit 4077 in Korea in 1950
And the band played on by Roger Spottiswoode ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the investigation of the cause of AIDS, including the reluctance of the gay community to curtail potentionally threatening sexual behavior, the competition in the medical community which nearly undermined its efforts, and the initial refusal of blood banks to instigate global testing of the blood supply
Resurrecting the champ by Rod Lurie ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erik Kernan is an up-and-coming sports reporter who rescues a homeless man only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect the Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family
Nothing but the truth ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A volatile story about a Washington, D.C. political reporter who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. Unexpectedly finding herself behind bars, she struggles to maintain her principles and relationship with her family when she refuses to divulge her source. Inspired by true events
Manhattan murder mystery by Woody Allen ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this comic romp bursting with wry one-liners and inspired sight gags, a bored Manhattan housewife becomes convinced her next-door neighbor has committed a murder. When her husband Larry rejects the idea, she turns to a flirtatious friend to help her search for clues. Spurred by jealousy, Larry reluctantly joins the chase, only to learn that much more than his marriage is at stake
Murder at 1600 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Harlan Regis and Secret Service agent Nina Chance are investigating the murder of Carla Town, whose body is found in the White House. The story of murder leads Regis to some dark political secrets and he has to defend the USA and the whole from danger
World War Z by Max Brooks ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of the bestselling, "The Zombie survival guide", "World War Z" is for fans of Zombie literature and film; for lovers of apocalyptic what-if novels; for those obsessed with the state of paranoia in which we all live--it's a new standard in apocalyptic fiction. This brilliant novel imagines a Studs Terkel-like character traveling the world to access the impact of a war between humans and zombies. Though humans have survived "World War Z", many are still haunted by those terrible years. Max Brooks sets out to reveal the people's stories, to tell the true history of what happened. The result is a stunning and all-too believable oral history of a future conflict
Everyone says I love you by Woody Allen ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's the fun-filled story of one wealthy, eccentric and romantically challenged extended family from New York's Upper West Side
The West Wing ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The presidential race is on, with Senator Arnold Vinick as the Republican frontrunner and Matthew Santos vying for the hotly contested Democratic presidential nomination
M*A*S*H ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series portrays both the horror and hilarity of the daily lives of MASH unit 4077 in Korea in 1950
The West Wing ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This season chronicles the transition between the administration of President Bartlet and the race for the new presidency between Congressman Santos and Senator Vinick
M*A*S*H ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures continue for the doctors and nurses of the 4077th unit during the Korean War
Free to be-- you and me ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies
The human spark ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alan Alda takes a look at how humans first appeared on Earth millions of years ago, and how our species not only survived, but thrived, through some unimaginable conditions. Alda visits with dozens of scientists on three continents, and participates directly in many experiments - including the detailed examination of his own brain
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.00 for Wynton Mar ... to 1.00 for Records, 1 ...)
Alternative Names
Alda, Alan
Alda, Allan.
Alda, Allan 1936-
D´Abruzzo, Alphonso, 1936-
D'Abruzzo, Alphonso
D'Abruzzo, Alphonso Joseph.
D'Abruzzo Jr, Alfonso
English (352)
German (22)
French (14)
Spanish (8)
Multiple languages (3)
Japanese (2)
Russian (1)
Polish (1)