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Arlene Alda

Arlene Alda
Alan Alda

Arlene Alda graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College, received a Fulbright Scholarship, and realized her dream of becoming a professional clarinetist, playing in the Houston Symphony under the baton of Leopold Stokowski. She switched careers when her children were young and became an award-winning photographer and author who has written nineteen books, including Just Kids from the Bronx. She is the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of eight. She and her husband, actor Alan Alda, live in New York City and Long Island.


<a href="">Arlene Alda, Alan Alda, Regis Philbin, and TATS CRU at the 92nd St. Y</a>

Arlene Alda, Alan Alda, Regis Philbin, and TATS CRU at the 92nd St. Y

The Bronx is where Al Pacino, Carl Reiner, General Colin Powell and so many other leading artists, athletes, scientists and entrepreneurs spent their formative years. Some of the Bronx’s favorite sons and daughters get together to reflect on stories from Arlene Alda’s new book, Just Kids from the Bronx. Beloved TV personality Regis Philbin, actor, director, screenwriter, playwright and author Alan Alda, and members of TATS CRU, the groundbreaking Bronx-based group of graffiti artists turned professional muralists, join Arlene to share memories of where it all began. Join them for an indelible portrait of the Bronx—and of America—from back-in-the-day to modern times.

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Just Kids from the Bronx

Arlene Alda
Henry Holt and Co.
Henry Holt and Co.

"A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." -President Bill Clinton

"Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." -Barbara Walters

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