M*A*S*H Star & 'Cogsworth' Voice Actor, David Ogden Stiers Dies Aged 75

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The MASH cast member lost his battle with bladder cancer and died on Saturday aged 75.

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.

'His talent was only surpassed by his heart.His talent was only surpassed by his heart'.

Younger audiences who may not be familiar with M*A*S*H may better know him, or his voice rather, in several Disney movies, including Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Among his big-screen work, he may be most noted among '80s fans for his role as John Cusack's father in the cult-classic 1985 comedy Better Off Dead.

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Stiers played the aristocratic Maj. He was also the voice of an announcer in George Lucas' 1971 feature directorial debut, "THX 1138". But his role as the stuffy but sympathetic Charles Winchester III in "M*A*S*H" cemented his reputation as an actor of comedic and dramatic range.

He starred in "M*A*S*H" from 1977 until 1983 and also appeared on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "North and South", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", and "Regular Show", among other programs, according to Entertainment Tonight. "He was an extraordinary person, a gifted actor, phenomenal musician, and my sweet, dear shy friend, who kiddingly called me Letitia".

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. Winchester was a much more complex, rich foil for Hawkeye and Hunnicutt.

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