David Ogden Stiers

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David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden Stiers 1977.jpg
Stiers in 1977
David Allen Ogden Stiers

(1942-10-31)October 31, 1942
DiedMarch 3, 2018(2018-03-03) (aged 75)
Cause of deathBladder cancer
EducationJuilliard School
OccupationActor, comedian, conductor, director, musician, singer, voice artist
Years active1971–2011
Height6'4" (1.93m)
Political partyDemocratic

David Allen Ogden Stiers (October 31, 1942 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor, comedian, conductor, director, musician, singer and voice artist. He was most famous for his role as Charles Emerson Winchester III in M*A*S*H. He also provided the voices in several Disney animated movies. This included playing Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, John Radcliffe in Pocahontas, and Jumba Jookiba in the Lilo & Stitch franchise.

He also played the voice of Escher in the Myst V (End of Ages) video game.

Early life[change | change source]

Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois on October 31, 1942.[1] He attended Urbana High School at the same time as Roger Ebert.[2] He went to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School and attended the University of Oregon.[3]

Personal life[change | change source]

Stiers was openly gay.[4][5] He was a Democrat.[6]

Death[change | change source]

On March 3, 2018, Stiers died at his home in Newport, Oregon of bladder cancer-related complications at the age of 75.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Film Reference bio".
  2. "David Ogden Stiers Unofficial website – David Ogden Stiers Fan Tribute site".
  3. "Five Questions With David Ogden Stiers". USA Network. Archived from the original on November 3, 2005.
  4. "'M*A*S*H' Star David Ogden Stiers Reveals He's Gay". ABC News.com. May 6, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  5. Bergan, Ronald (2018-03-11). "David Ogden Stiers obituary". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  6. "David Ogden Stairs". Celebrity NetWealth.com. Archived from the original on January 8, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  7. Campuzano, Eder. "David Ogden Stiers, 'M*A*S*H*' star and Newport resident, dies at 75". The Oregonian. Retrieved February 3, 2018.

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