In 1956 Alan Alda First Fell For His Future Wife After They Bonded Over A Strange Shared Habit

It was the 1950s and future-M*A*S*H star Alan Alda was at a friend’s dinner party. There, he ran into a mutual acquaintance, a budding musician from the Bronx named Arlene. From that moment on, the two began what would go on to become a 60-year long relationship. And yet their union wouldn’t have existed if the two hadn’t indulged in a peculiar mutual quirk that night.