“M*A*S*H Veteran David Ogden Stiers Has Died

David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers, left, first met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, center, on the set of M*A*S*H. DiMaio was set to have a more prominent role in the series but managed to amputate the wrong leg of a patient and was dropped by the production company’s malpractice insurance.

Newport, OR—Let us put this as clearly and succinctly as possible: Korean War veteran and former talking clock David Ogden Stiers has died from bladder cancer. He was 75.

Best known for his role as arrogant but brilliant New England surgeon Charles Emerson Winchester on M*A*S*H for the last six years of the program, Stiers also appeared in such television shows as “North and South,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” a slew of Perry Mason movies as the losing D.A. and “Two Guys and a Girl.”

On the big screen, aside from voicing Cogsworth in “Beauty and the Beast,” Stiers was also in “Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time,” “Lady in the Water,” “RECOiL” and “Better off Dead.”

He was also an accomplished conductor, working with the Newport Symphony Orchestra in Oregon, as well as 70 other orchestras around the world.

William Christopher Is Final Victim Of The Horrible Celebrity Year Of 2016

William Christopher

William Christopher, left, first met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, right, on the set of MASH. DiMaio played a US Army altar boy. It was later learned that the Army didn’t enlist altar boys and the role was cut.

Pasadena, CA—William Christopher, best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on “M*A*S*H,” died on New Year’s Eve due to small-cell carcinoma. He was 84. He had been in hospice since just after Christmas. 

He also appeared in such classic television shows as “Mad About You,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “Hogan’s Heroes.”

On the big screen, Christopher was in movies like “With Six You Get Eggroll,” “The Fortune Cookie” “RECOiL” and “The Shakiest Gun in the West.” 

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their two sons, John and Ned. Ned has autism, and Christopher and his wife were very active in fundraising for charities that focus on autism. 

Actor, Korean War Veteran And Money Manager Wayne Rogers Dies

Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers, left on the set of RECOiL with RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio. Wayne Rogers played the role of Vincent Parker’s finance manager, who met a graphic end when he lost a large sum of money investing in Soviet Communism. The scene was later removed to gain a more favorable MPAA rating.

Los Angeles—Wayne Rogers, famous for his TV portrayal of “Trapper” John McIntyre for the first three seasons of “MASH,” died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 82.

Rogers played the role that Elliot Gould played in the film, set during the Korean War. Parnell Roberts played the character in “Trapper John, MD,” set during the 1980s.

Besides playing “Trapper,” he appeared on television in “Murder, She Wrote,” “House Calls,” and in the miniseries, “Chiefs.”

On the big screen, he appeared in “Ghosts of Mississippi,” “The Hot Touch,” “RECOiL” and “The Gig.”

He became a successful money manager after leaving “MASH,” and made regular appearances on “Cashin’ In” on the Fox Business Network.

He is is survived by his second wife Amy, two children, Bill and Laura, and four grandchildren.

“M*A*S*H” A*c*t*o*r H*a*r*r*y M*o*r*g*a*n D*i*e*s

Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan pals around with actor/writer/director Brian DiMaio on the set of RECOiL.

Los Angeles—Harry Morgan, who played Colonel Potter on TV’s “M*A*S*H,” died Wednesday at his home. He was 96.

Morgan was born Harry Bratsberg in Detroit in 1915, and appeared in more than 100 films. Before playing career Army surgeon Sherman Potter from 1975-1983, he played Joe Friday’s partner, Bill Gannon, on TV’s “Dragnet” from 1967-1970.

He won an Emmy Award in 1980 for his work on “M*A*S*H,” and reprised his role in the short-lived spin-off, “AfterMASH.”
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School Crossing Guard Makes YouTube Video Asking Loretta Swit To Be His Date For His Bowling League Awards Banquet

Vincent Gulbis

A frame from the Vincent Gulbis YouTube video. Gulbis is old enough to remember when Loretta Swit was still good looking and lacks the eyesight to tell otherwise.

Terre Haute, IN—School crossing guard Vincent Gulbis was so inspired by the YouTube video of Sgt. Scott Moore asking actress Mila Kunis to be his date for the Marine Corps Ball, that he decided he’d make his own video to ask a certain Hollywood actress to accompany him to his big night.

The video of Gulbis in his yellow crossing guard vest holding his stop sign has since been taken down by YouTube, who cited licensing issues over the image of an Indiana stop sign, but not before it was seen by more than 450 people.
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