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McLean Stevenson (1927–1996)

McLean Stevenson began in show business at age 31. During the 1960s, he worked in night clubs and comedy cabarets, did summer stock theater and some television before moving to Hollywood, where he worked as a comedy writer for Tom Smothers. He eventually began acting in sketches. Mr. Stevenson is best known as the fumbling commanding officer, Lt. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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M*A*S*H Lt. Colonel Henry Blake
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Hello, Larry Larry Alder
The Doris Day Show
The Doris Day Show Michael Nicholson


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 1993 Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Booter Manigault
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Booter Manigault
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Booter Manigault
 1989 Class Cruise (TV Movie)
Miles Gimrich
 1987 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
- Brotherly Love (1987) ... Ted
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Harry Gilford
- Reflections (1984) ... Harry Gilford
 1982 The Astronauts (TV Movie)
Colonel Michael C. Booker
 1974 Win, Place or Steal
Mr. Hammond
 1973 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)
Doctor Benny Summer
 1972 Insight (TV Series)
Mr. McAdams
- The System (1972) ... Mr. McAdams
 1972 This Week in Nemtim (TV Movie)
 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (TV Movie)
 1971 The Christian Licorice Store
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
George Caldwell
- One Lonely Step (1971) ... George Caldwell
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Lt. Miller (segment "Love and the Penal Code")
- Love and Formula 26B/Love and the Loud Mouth/Love and the Penal Code (1971) ... Lt. Miller (segment "Love and the Penal Code")
 1971 My Wives Jane (TV Movie)
Dirk Bennett
 1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (1970)
 1969 That Girl (TV Series)
Mr. McKorkle
- My Sister's Keeper (1969) ... Mr. McKorkle
 1968 Bing Crosby Special: Making Movies (TV Movie)
Steven Marshall
 1968 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Movie)
Producer-Steven Marshall (uncredited)
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6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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[on leaving M*A*S*H (1972)] I probably got too big for my britches. The biggest mistake I made was I thought everybody loved McLean Stevenson. It was Henry Blake that people loved. So when I went out and did The McLean Stevenson Show (1976), nobody gave a damn.


Grandfather was Vice-President Adlai E. Stevenson, who served under President Grover Cleveland from 1893 to 1897. See more »


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