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Wayne Rogers Dead At Age 82; Played Trapper John On The M*A*S*H TV Series

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Rogers (left) and Alda in M*A*S*H.

Actor Wayne Rogers passed away on New Years Day at age 82 from complications with pneumonia. Rogers had played bit part in movies and TV series before landing his signature role as Trapper John, Alan Alda's co-star on the TV series M*A*S*H, which debuted on CBS in 1972 and ran  for eleven seasons. Rogers and Alda played the roles of insubordinate, wise-cracking medics in the Korean War. The characters were originally played by Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland in director Robert Altman's Oscar-nominated counter culture feature film from 1970 that inspired the TV series. Rogers left the show after three seasons and was replaced by actor Mike Farrell, whose character of B.J. Hunnicut proved to be equally popular throughout the remainder of the series' run. Rogers later starred for the three seasons in another TV series that was
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M*A*S*H: Wayne Rogers Dead at 82

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Goodbye, farewell, and amen. Wayne Rogers, who played Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre, on the long-running mega-hit CBS comedy, M*A*S*H, has passed away, at the age of 82. According to Entertainment Tonight, McIntyre died from complications of pneumonia.

While M*A*S*H, starring Alan Alda, ran on CBS from 1972 to 1983, Rogers left the show in 1975. He went on to appear in many more cancelled or ended shows, including City of Angels, House Calls, and Murder She Wrote. Rogers also starred as Tony Nelson (the Larry Hagman role) in the I Dream of Jeannie TV series movie sequel, I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later.

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Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on TV's 'M*A*S*H,' Dies at 82

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on TV's 'M*A*S*H,' Dies at 82
Wayne Rogers, who starred as the irreverently cantankerous Trapper John on M*A*S*H, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia, his former publicist confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 82. Rogers later played a wisecracking doctor on another CBS series, House Calls. In 1975, Rogers left M*A*S*H after three years in a contract dispute and because he felt the writers were slighting Trapper John’s character development. Essentially, his character had become the straight man to Alan Alda’s endearingly wry Hawkeye character. Alda shared his sorrow over Rogers passing on social media. He was smart, funny, curious and dedicated. We made a

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Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on ‘M.A.S.H.,’ Dies at 82

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on ‘M.A.S.H.,’ Dies at 82
Wayne Rogers, best known for playing Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre on TV comedy series “M.A.S.H.,” died Thursday in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia. He was 82.

He appeared on “M.A.S.H.” for only the first three of 11 seasons, but the army surgeon was one of the most popular characters on the show, known for his repartee with Alan Alda’s Hawkeye Pierce. He was reportedly frustrated by the show’s focus on Alda when he quit after three seasons, with Mike Farrell replacing him as B.J. Hunnicut.

Despite Rogers’ departure from the show, he remained friendly with Alda, who saluted his Rogers in a Twitter message: “He was smart, funny, curious and dedicated,” Alda wrote. “We made a pact to give Mash all we had and it bonded us.”

He was smart, funny, curious and dedicated. We made a pact to give Mash all
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Wayne Rogers, Played M*A*S*H's Trapper John, Dead at 82

Wayne Rogers, Played M*A*S*H's Trapper John, Dead at 82
Wayne Rogers, best known to TV audiences for playing Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre on M*A*S*H, died on Thursday after suffering complications from pneumonia, his family told Entertainment Tonight. He was 82.

Rogers’ first major acting role was on the ABC Western Stagecoach West, which debuted in October 1960 and ran for 38 episodes. A little over a decade (and numerous gigs) later, he was cast as Trapper John on CBS’ TV adaptation of M*A*S*H, assuming the role played by Elliott Gould in the 1970 film.

Bidding M*A*S*H adieu after three seasons, Rogers went on to
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Lynn Redgrave: a life in clips

Lynn Redgrave, who has died aged 67 following a long fight with breast cancer, enjoyed more than three decades of screen work. Here are some of her best roles

She was born into a theatrical dynasty, the younger child of a distant, driven father, and later claimed that she took up acting to win his love. But Lynn Redgrave – daughter of Michael, sister of Vanessa – would go on to become a star in her own right; one of the most earthy, complex and committed performers of her generation.

Following a supporting slot in Tom Jones, and stage success with the nascent National Theatre, Redgrave struck gold in the title role in Silvio Narizzano's Georgy Girl (1966). Effervescent, naive, loving, downtrodden and insecure in her own body, the character earned the 23-year-old a best actress Oscar nomination and set the tone for many aspects of her persona over the coming years. In this scene,
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Lynn Redgrave – Georgy Girl of the 60s – dies of cancer

Actor nominated for Oscar in 60s and 90s dies at 67, weeks after brother Corin's death

Actor Lynn Redgrave, the sister of Vanessa Redgrave, has died aged 67 after a lengthy battle with cancer, just one month after the death of her brother Corin.

Her son Ben and daughters Pema and Annabel were at her bedside when she died at her home in Connecticut yesterday, her publicist Rick Miramontez announcedtoday.

In a statement, her children said: "Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer. She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives."

She is the third member of the Redgrave acting dynasty to die in just over a year. Her niece Natasha Richardson, 45, daughter of Vanessa and wife of Irish actor Liam Neeson,
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Lynn Redgrave obituary

Lynn Redgrave obituary
Even by the colourful standards of her own family's public profile and professional achievements, Lynn Redgrave, who has died of breast cancer aged 67, was an exceptional personality. Her death seems particularly cruel after the loss of both her niece, Natasha Richardson, after a skiing accident last year, and her brother, Corin Redgrave, last month. The third child of the actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn was a gifted comedian who received her first Oscar nomination for a delightful, clownish performance in the title role of Georgy Girl (1966), one of the defining movies of the so-called swinging 60s. She went on to spend many years living and working in America. Less politically engaged than her older siblings, Vanessa and Corin, she was no less a remarkable talent.

Her 1991 television remake of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? with
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Lynn Redgrave dies at 67

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Actress Lynn Redgrave, part of the famous family of actors, has died. She was 67.

The Oscar-nominated actress died Sunday night (May 2) in her Manhattan apartment, publicist Rick Miramontez told the AP on behalf of her children.

The actress had been treated for breast cancer in 2003.

Redgrave's death comes as another blow to the family, after her niece Natasha Richardson died suddenly in 2009 of a head injury sustained while skiing and a month after the death of Corin Redgrave, her older brother.

Lynn Redgrave, the younger sister of acclaimed actress Vanessa Redgrave, received Oscar nominations for roles in "Gods and Monsters" and "Georgy Girl."

Redgrave was also known for her contributions to theather, having acted both at London's West End and on Broadway. She performed "Three Sisters" in London with her sister Vanessa and teamed up with her again for the TV production of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

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British actress Lynn Redgrave dies

British actress Lynn Redgrave dies
Lynn Redgrave, who shot to international fame for her performance as a free-spirited bird in 1966's "Georgy Girl," died Sunday at her home in Connecticut after a battle with breast cancer. She was 67.

Redgrave's turn as a chubby, childlike Londoner pursued by her father's middle-aged boss (James Mason) won her an Oscar nomination for best actress and the New York Film Critics Circle Award. She garnered another Academy Award nomination for supporting actress in "Gods and Monsters" (1998), playing a testy housekeeper.

Redgrave hailed from a venerable theatrical family. She was the younger sister of actress Vanessa Redgrave and actor Corin Redgrave and the daughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.

Her death comes a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident and just a month after the death of Corin. Redgrave was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2002, had a mastectomy in January 2003 and underwent chemotherapy.
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