Title

"American Journey," an ongoing series on the immigrant and refugee experience in

Authors

Diane Russell

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

2-2005

Additional Date Information

Feb-Mar 2005

Pages

22-23

Abstract

"American Journey," an ongoing series on the immigrant and refugee experience in Maine|Brief interview with actor Alan Alda, who played Mainer Hawkeye Pierce on MASH for 11 years, and is now nominated for an Oscar for playing Maine senator Ralph Owen Brewster in "The Aviator." Alda says "he became a Mainer" in 1957 when he played at the Kennebunkport Playhouse. The real-life senator Brewster was governor of Maine for five years before entering Congress in 1935, and then the Senate in 1941. It was in the U.S. Senate that he launched a controversial investigation of Howard Hughes. The investigation and Sen. Brewster's role in it are highlighted in "The Aviator."

Subjects

Actors and actresses, Alda, Alan

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