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Thread: M*A*S*H Actor, Allan Arbus Dies at 95

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    'M*A*S*H' actor Allan Arbus dies
    April 23, 2013, 12:32 PM EST


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    "M*A*S*H" star Allan Arbus has passed away at the age of 95. The actor died on Friday at his Los Angeles home, according to the New York Times.
    Born in New York, Arbus became a photographer for the U.S. Army and teamed up with his future wife, Diane Arbus (ne Nemerov), to shoot advertising spreads for magazines such as Vogue and Glamour.
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    After the couple divorced in 1969, Arbus embarked on a career in entertainment, landing the lead role in Robert Downey Sr.'s cult classic "Greaser's Palace." Arbus then starred alongside Bette Davis in "Scream, Pretty Peggy," before finding fame as the sarcastic psychiatrist Major Sidney Freedman on the hit TV series "M*A*S*H."
    His other credits include appearances on "Starsky and Hutch," "Law & Order" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
    Arbus is survived by his wife Mariclare Costello.

    'M*A*S*H' actor Allan Arbus dies - MSN TV News

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    Aw, Sidney Freedman. I loved him on MASH
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    RIP! I can't believe he was 95. Why are all my sitcom friends getting old and dying???
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    I loved Maj Sidney Freeman too!!!!!!! RIP sir.
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    Totally shocked he was 95. RIP!
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    Wow, good long life. RIP.
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    the Talk radio station i listen to started playing the theme to MASH and then announced this. I knew i'd be sad about whoever it was that died from there (well, except for Loretta Swit)
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    Ahhh I'll be sad when hot lips goes too.
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    Wow, to be honest didn't really know he was alive. I loved his character, such sweetness and compassion and I found him oddly attractive too.

    Is there any particular reason you don't like Loretta Swit, msdeb?

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    Ninety-FIVE? I had no idea he was that old! Godspeed, Sidney--Rest in eternal peace. You will be remembered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    Wow, to be honest didn't really know he was alive. I loved his character, such sweetness and compassion and I found him oddly attractive too.

    Is there any particular reason you don't like Loretta Swit, msdeb?
    yeah. when i was a supervisor for a call center for autoclub she would call for service and was THE biggest bitch to whoever took her call. every single time.
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    ^She looks like she'd be a bitch. RIP Sidney.
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    Sidney was such a funny character!! RIP

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    I can't believe he was 95. Wow. RIP. I loved M*A*S*H and I loved him on M*A*S*H.

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    if anyone watched The Waltons, the woman that played the teacher Miss Hunter (and later Mrs Fordwick) was married to him.
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