Stiers, David Aogden: M.A.S.H. Emmy Winner Actor Dies at 75

David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role as the arrogant surgeon Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M.A.S.H, died Saturday. He was 75.

He died of bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Oregon.

Stiers was twice Emmy nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy or variety or music series, in 1981 and 1982.

He earned a third Emmy nomination for his performance in NBC miniseries “The First Olympics: Athens 1896” as William Milligan Sloane, the founder of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

The actor in demand for narration and voiceover work, and for efforts as the narrator and as of Disney’s enormous hit animated film “Beauty and the Beast,” he shared a Grammy win for best recording for children and another nomination for album of the year.

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