David Ogden Stiers Passed away

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David Ogden Stiers Passed away

Post by Keith1980 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:31 am

Good bye Charles. RIP

He was 75

David died this morning March 3, 2018 peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. His talent was only surpassed by his heart.

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Re: David Ogden Stiers Passed away

Post by RJ » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:20 am

Very sad news, indeed. I've written a tribute to Stiers at my blog: https://www.mash4077tv.com/2018/03/davi ... 1942-2018/

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Post by Captain Tuttle » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:16 pm

This is sad news. David did a great job playing Charles! He will be missed.

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Post by kkt » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:16 am

I watched "Fade out, fade in" tonight in his honor. He was a great actor, creating a character annoying enough to be a good foil and source of conflict, yet also sympathetic.

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Re: David Ogden Stiers Passed away

Post by lamorte12 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:32 pm

RIP David and thank you for many wonderful laughs over the years. You will be missed

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Re: David Ogden Stiers Passed away

Post by Arvidd » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:24 am

By the time the eminent Dr. Winchester arrived on the scene, Maj. Burns was becoming just a little tiresome even though Larry Linville played him about as well as anyone could have done. David Ogden Stiers rendered brilliant performances and certainly deserved the two Emmy nominations he received, although it is too bad that at least one of them didn't come through.

Perhaps my favorite of many wonderful Winchester performances was in a Season 9 episode, "No Laughing Matter," where despite his overwhelming desire to get out of the pits of the 4077th and back to Tokyo, Winchester stood up to the nemesis who consigned him there in the first place, Colonel Baldwin, who made a grab at Margaret in his tent and then let Winchester know that for saying that Margaret had tried to seduce him, Winchester would be back in Tokyo. Charles showed his quality, as they used to say in the old days, coming through to support Margaret by telling the truth even though it meant a continuation in purgatory.

Kudos, smiles, and a bowed head toward Mr. Stiers, who, in his new environment, perhaps is enjoying some conducting of a symphony orchestra of such talent as to greatly surpass the Newport (Oregon) Symphony, where he was associate conductor.

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