'M*A*S*H' Star Allan Arbus Dies At Age 95
Allan Arbus, who co-starred in icon 70s TV show M*A*S*H, died Friday in his Los Angeles home of congestive heart failure. He was 95.
Arbus played the psychiatrist Maj. Sydney Freeman on M*A*S*H, a role for which he is remembered fondly by his fellow cast members.
“He brought a depth … to what he faced as a psychiatrist on the show,” M*A*S*H star Alan Alda told the Los Angeles Times. “It helped the audience and … actors believe some of the stresses our characters were under.”
Arbus was originally a fashion photographer along with his then-wife, Diane. The two divorced in 1969 and Arbus eventually established a solid acting career, starring in films like Putney Swope and Greaser’s Palace. He also found extensive work in television, appearing on shows such as The Odd Couple, Taxi, Starsky and Hutch, Law & Order, Mad About You, NYPD Blue and Curb Your Enthusiasm, among many others.
Arbus is survived by his second wife, Mariclaire Costello, and his three children, two of whom are from his first marriage.
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