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Wayne Rogers

Posted in Westwood Memorial Park with tags , , on October 3, 2018 by Cade

April 7, 1933 – December 31, 2015

Sometimes, you just have to walk away. That’s exactly what Wayne Rogers did in 1975 when he left the massively successful sitcom, M*A*S*H after playing “Trapper” John McIntyre for the show’s first 72 episodes. Similar to fellow M*A*S*H alumnus (and fellow season 3 departer,) McLean Stevenson, Rogers – despite enjoying his time on the show immensely – grew tired of constantly playing second fiddle to Alan Alda’s “Hawkeye” Pierce. Continue reading

McLean Stevenson

Posted in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills with tags , , on October 17, 2013 by Cade

stevenson1November 14, 1927 – February 15, 1996

Edgar McLean Stevenson trodded the boards for years in Summer Stock theatre and fledgling TV programs. He eventually established himself as a comedy writer and occasional performer before landing a guest spot on Marlo Thomas’ That Girl. This led to a starring role in The Doris Day Show, which led to the role for which he will always be remembered: Col. Henry Blake on the seminal sitcom M*A*S*H. For three seasons, Stevenson earned laughs as Col. Blake but began to resent the character’s role as a “lowly” ensemble member. He wanted to be the star, so he walked away. Continue reading