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

Alan 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 …