Actor Alan Arkin hospitalized after 'mini stroke'

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Friday, November 13, 2015
Alan Arkin arrives at the world premiere of "Million Dollar Arm" in Los Angeles
In this May 6, 2014 file photo, Alan Arkin arrives at the world premiere of "Million Dollar Arm" in Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES, CA -- A publicist says 81-year-old Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin was hospitalized after a minor stroke but was fine and back reading scripts on Friday.

Arkin, who won supporting actor Academy Awards for 2006's "Little Miss Sunshine" and 2009's "Argo," suffered the "mini-stroke" on Monday and was released from the hospital the next day, said publicist Melody Korenbrot.

She added Arkin was home reading a script for a possible new movie. In addition to his two Academy Awards, the actor was Oscar-nominated for "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" and "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" in the 1960s.

Arkin, who has acted in several dozen films in a nearly 60-year career, appears in this weekend's new holiday dramedy "Love the Coopers."