Vale: David Ogden Stiers
Veteran actor best known for M.A.S.H. has died, aged 75.
Veteran actor David Ogden Stiers, best known for M.A.S.H. has died, aged 75.
He died at his home in Oregon after a battle with bladder cancer.
Stiers played Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in MASH from Seasons 6 – 11.
Major Winchester was portrayed as a Boston-born blueblood, often snobbish but a talented doctor. The character was often the comic foil to Alda’s “Hawkeye” and Mike Farrell’s Captain B.J. Hunnicutt. Stiers was nominated for two Emmy awards for his performance as Winchester.
His lengthy TV credits included North & South, Perry Mason, Rizzoli & Isles, Stargate: Atlantis, American Experience, Frasier, Touched by an Angel, Murder She Wrote, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Cybill, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Matlock, Rhoda, Mary Tyler Moore, Phyllis, Charlie’s Angels and Kojak.
Films included The Accidental Tourist, Doc Hollywood, Better Off Dead, Oh God!, The Cheap Detective, THX 1138, Shadows and Fog, Tomcats, and The Majestic.
He was particularly prominent in his voice work including for Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Lilo & Stitch and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.