"M*A*S*H" Star David Ogden Stiers Has Passed Away

  "M*A*S*H" star DAVID OGDEN STIERS passed away this weekend at the age of 75.  He played Major Charles Emerson Winchester the Third on the show.  He's also known for voicing Cogsworth in the animated version of "Beauty and the Beast".



  Actor DAVID OGDEN STIERS died of bladder cancer on Saturday.   He was 75.  David was most famous for playing Major Charles Emerson Winchester the Third on "M*A*S*H".



The role earned him two Emmy nominations, and he later got a third from the miniseries "The First Olympics: Athens 1896".  He didn't win any of them.



David also voiced Cogsworth in the 1991 animated version of "Beauty and the Beast", and Dr. Jumba Jookiba in "Lilo & Stitch"and its sequels. 



He also played Reverend Gene Purdy on "The Dead Zone", and D.A. Michael Reston in several "Perry Mason" TV movies in the 1980s.  And he was John Cusack's dad in the CLASSIC '80s comedy "Better Off Dead".



If it matters, David was gay.  He came out of the closet in 2009.



And here's a random interesting fact:  He went to several high schools, but as a freshman he was at Urbana High School in Illinois, and one of his classmates was legendary movie critic Roger Ebert



(Here's a scene from "M*A*S*H".)


Originally posted on March 5th, 2018



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