M*A*S*H actor dead at 75

Mar 05, 2018, 01:37
M*A*S*H actor dead at 75

Emmy Award-winning actor David Ogden Stiers has died at his OR home, following a battle with bladder cancer.

Stiers died at his home in Newport, Ore., after a battle with cancer, his agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs tweeted.

Steirs played the voice of a number of classic Disney characters including Beauty And The Beast's Cogsworth, Governor Ratcliffe and Wiggins in Pocahontas. He also voiced Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, for which he won a Grammy Award.

In addition to playing the aristocratic Maj.

David got his start in acting in 1971 with a role in George Lucas' sci-fi thriller film THX 1138. As the snobbish Winchester, Stiers was a ideal foil for Alan Alda's lovable, wise-cracking character Hawkeye Pierce. He had more than 150 film and television credits, including appearances on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Frasier and several Perry Mason television movies. So it was always poignant when an emotional crack opened in his self-satisfied mien.

The American actor and musician, known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in the popular television series, passed away from the illness on Saturday night. Winchester, alike many of Stiers' characters, was a most beloved one and many fans have taken to Twitter to show just how much the great actor meant to them.

I suppose it's a mixed blessing for an actor to have such an iconic role that it's the headline in every obituary written about them despite decades of stellar work afterward.

Stiers joined M*A*S*H in its sixth season starting in 1977, replacing Larry Linville's Frank Burns as foil to Hawkeye (Alan Alda) and B.J.

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