But I Digress… R.I.P David Ogden Stiers

Well, I’m a little behind the times on this one, as it occurred on March 3, 2018, but I try not to pay too much attention to the deaths of celebrities as most of my favourites are at an age where it just makes me sad to pay attention….

As a book reviewer/drink connoisseur I don’t talk much about my favourite films and T.V shows… well, M*A*S*H is one of my FAVOURITE shows!! Such wonderful characters, hilarious comedy and heart-wrenching drama. It was just all in all 11 seasons of Wonderful. So, needless to say I was very unhappy to hear that David Ogden Stiers had passed away at 75 after a battle with bladder cancer.


His character (Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III) may not have been the favourite of some. He was a later addition after Larry Linville (Maj. Frank Burns) leaves the cast and he is definitely the new prissy one of the bunch. Coming from a privileged family he thinks himself better than everyone, but being in these horrible times in this horrible place… even he begins to realize that you’re either with them, or you’re against them. He becomes a loved part of the cast and has a lot of growth as a character and I will miss him dearly!

You may also remember his very distinctive and distinguished voice from MANY Disney favourites!

Cogsworth from “Beauty and the Beast”


BOTH Governor Ratcliffe/Wiggins from “Pocahontas” He was the Villain AND the wormy sidekick! That’s how versatile he was!



And the Archdeacon from “Hunchback of Notre Dame”

arch deacon

He was in so many other things that you should all look up and enjoy! I just wanted to take a moment to remember his amazing work.

rip charles

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  1. Oh no….I adore MASH and Charles Emerson Winchester III was always one of my favorite characters. I will pour one out for Mr. Stiers. He always seemed so lovely in interviews

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    1. From everything I read on him, he was a very lovely man. I was going to post a quote from him, but none of them seemed to fit the situation! But, he was very passionate about music (orchestral… So like Charles!) and loved bringing music to children.

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