'MASH' star David Ogden Stiers dies in Newport

M*A*S*H Actor David Ogden Stiers Dead At 75

"His talent was only surpassed by his heart", he wrote to his 438 followers.

David Allen Ogden Stiers was born not in New England but in Peoria, Ill., Variety said, though the family moved to Eugene, Ore., while he was in high school.

The actor David Ogden Stiers has died, aged 75.

Actor David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role in the classic USA comedy * a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M*A*S*H_ (TV_series)" target="_blank" *'M*A*S*H', has died at the age of 75.

David got his start in acting in 1971 with a role in George Lucas' sci-fi thriller film THX 1138.

On "M*A*S*H", Stiers' Maj. Stiers' character, while arrogant, also showed an empathy and wit his predecessor lacked. But so it was with Stiers and Charles Emerson Winchester III. Other notable TV roles included U.S. Olympic Committee founder William Milligan Sloane in the NBC miniseries The First Olympics: Athens 1896, for which he also received an Emmy nomination, as well as Congressman Sam Greene in the ABC miniseries North and South, President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1989 TV movie Day One, and District Attorney Michael Reston in several Perry Mason TV movies. "He was an extraordinary person, a gifted actor, phenomenal musician, and my sweet, dear shy friend, who kiddingly called me Letitia".

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.

Veteran character and voice actor David Ogden Steirs has passed away at the age of 77.

He was a resident conductor for the Newport Symphony in OR and guest conducted dozens of orchestras around the country, the Newport Symphony said in a statement.

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