Alan Arkin, Oscar-winning ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ actor, dies at 89

Alan Arkin, the Oscar-winning actor known for his roles in films such as “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Argo,” and “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming,” has died. He was 89.

Arkin’s death was confirmed by his daughter, actress Adam Arkin. She said in a statement that her father died peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on Friday.

Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1934. He began his career as a stage actor in the 1950s and made his film debut in 1962 in the comedy “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.”

Arkin won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Little Miss Sunshine” in 2006. He also won two Emmy Awards, for his roles in the television series “The Kominsky Method” and “Upstairs, Downstairs.”

Arkin was a versatile actor who was equally adept at comedy and drama. He was also a talented musician and singer.

He is survived by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren.

“I never knew that I could be funny until I joined Second City,” he said.

Thank you