'M.A.S.H.' actor David Ogden Stiers dies at age 75

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - David Ogden Stiers, a prolific actor best known for playing a surgeon on the "M.A.S.H." television series, has died. He was 75.

The actor's agent Mitchell Stubbs confirmed Saturday night in an email that Stiers died after battling bladder cancer. No additional details were provided.

In addition to playing the pompous Maj. Charles Winchester III on "M.A.S.H." beginning in its sixth season, Stiers did voice acting in several Disney films.

He voiced the character Cogsworth in "Beauty and the Beast" and played characters in "Lilo & Stitch" and "Pocahontas." He was also the voice of an announcer in George Lucas' 1971 feature directorial debut, "THX 1138."

Stiers received two Emmy nominations for his work on "M.A.S.H."

He had more than 150 film and television credits.

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