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Re: A celebrity has died thread
« Reply #75 on: June 27, 2018, 12:42:25 am »
David Ogden Stiers passed away a few months ago. He was of course best known as Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H.  I was not old enough to remember M*A*S*H during its original run, but when I was young our local TV station used to play an episode of M*A*S*H every night after the evening news.    Winchester was brought in to replace Frank Burns. Burns had no redeeming qualities at all.  Winchester, on the other hand, while being a pompous snob and frequent foil to Hawkeye and Honeycutt, was a more rounded character who had many admirable qualities.  While his love of classical music was at first glance part of his snob persona, I thought his determination to cling to high culture in spite of the circumstances was quite noble-- he refused to let the war take away the things that separate humans from animals.

Aside from M*A*S*H,  Stiers also did a ton of voice acting work. This video shows some of the many characters he voiced in animation.

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