David Ogden Stiers, fussy ‘M*A*S*H’ doc and beloved clock from Disney’s ‘Beast,’ dies at 75
David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role as the arrogant Army surgeon Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III on “M*A*S*H,” died Saturday. He was 75.
His agent tweeted that he died of bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Ore., according to Variety.
For his work on the sitcom set in the Korean War, Stiers was twice Emmy-nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy or variety or music series, in 1981 and 1982. Variety recalled that he earned a third Emmy nomination for his performance in the NBC miniseries “The First Olympics: Athens 1896,” as William Milligan Sloane, founder of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The actor, with his educated, resonant voice, was much in demand for narration and voiceover work, and for efforts as the narrator and as Cogsworth the clock in Disney’s hit animated film “Beauty and the Beast,” he shared a Grammy win for best recording for children…