In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he appeared on TV commercials advertising for Kellogg's cereals variety packs. (His appearance on these commercials is being shown now on www.wost.org on the link for the 1970 episode of "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.")
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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.
The unexpected death of Stevenson's "Henry Blake" character, from M*A*S*H
(1972) at the end of the third season (1975), caused such a strong fan backlash, with countless letters of hate mail being received over the character's death, that the show's writers and producers all agreed that in the future, should one of their actors wish to leave, they would never give that actor's character a tragic ...
Often played likeable, absent-minded characters