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David Ogden Stiers dead; 'MASH' actor was 75

David Ogden Stiers dead; 'MASH' actor was 75

"My dear friend and client of 30 years is gone", representative Mitchell Stubbs of Mitchell K. Stubbs & Associates said in a statement to THR on Saturday. Among his big-screen work, he may be most noted among '80s fans for his role as John Cusack's father in the cult-classic 1985 comedy Better Off Dead.

In addition to reprising Cogsworth in numerous follow-up projects, Mr. Stiers also played Governor Ratcliffe and Wiggins in Pocahontas, the Archdeacon in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dr. Jumba in Lilo & Stitch and its follow-ups, Mr. He was also the voice of an announcer in George Lucas' 1971 feature directorial debut, "THX 1138".

Here are just some of the TV shows and movies he appeared in during the '80s and beyond: Creator (1985), North and South (1985), Perry Mason TV movies, Matlock, The Accidental Tourist, Mighty Aphrodite and Everyone Says I Love You.

"The Majestic" cast member David Ogden Stiers is pictured with the film's star, Jim Carey, center, and the film's director/producer Frank Darabont, left, at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. But Stiers' character, while arrogant, showed an empathy and wit that Burns lacked.

Social media has been flooded with tributes for the star since his passing with many describing him as a "talented" actor who contributed greatly to so many people's childhood memories.

I suppose it's a mixed blessing for an actor to have such an iconic role that it's the headline in every obituary written about them despite decades of stellar work afterward. Charles Winchester on the hit television show M*A*S*H, has died at age 75.


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