09/16/2013 02:38 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How Alan Alda Survived As An Unemployed Actor (VIDEO)

Can you believe that it took Alan Alda nine years before he was making a living as an actor? When he dropped by Mondays With Marlo this week, he told me that in the meantime, he worked as a taxi driver, a doorman and a clown.

Watch Alan's new PBS broadcast, "Brains on Trial" for a fascinating look at neuroscience in the courtroom.

See below for more on Alan's work in science and his legendary career:

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