Alan Alda has written a touching tribute to the late Wayne Rogers for The Hollywood Reporter. It was published Wednesday (January 6th) online and will also appear in print. Here’s a brief excerpt:
Wayne Rogers and I had never met before the day we began rehearsing for M*A*S*H. We were strangers, but we both knew we somehow had to find a relationship like the one the characters we played had.
We went out to dinner that night and over a long meal and a bottle of wine, we promised each other that we would give the show everything we had. We both thought it could be more than a sitcom, and we wanted to treat it as seriously as anything we’d ever been asked to do.
Be sure to read the full tribute here.