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Alan Alda Talks Life, Death and ‘The Big C’

Posted on 04/23/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAlan Alda is uncomfortable with the word “Legacy.”  “It’s always sounded like some kind of monument you want to leave for yourself,” he says with a tinge of sarcasm. At 77, the actor-writer-director-author and science enthusiast prefers to apply simpler terms to his efforts to leave a mark on the world.  “I like to think of it more like planting a tree rather than making something that I’m remembered for.  What I’d really like to do is leave something that’s …