David Ogden Stiers

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David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden Stiers 1977.jpg
Stiers in 1977
Born David Allen Ogden Stiers
(1942-10-31)October 31, 1942
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Died March 3, 2018(2018-03-03) (aged 75)
Newport, Oregon, U.S.
Cause of death Bladder cancer
Nationality American
Education Juilliard School
Occupation Actor, director, singer, musician, conductor, voice artist, comedian
Years active 1971–2011
Height 6'4" (1.93m)
Political party Democratic

David Allen Ogden Stiers (October 31, 1942 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor, director, singer, musician, conductor, voice artist, and comedian. 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 David Allen Ogden Stiers 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]

Career[change | change source]

Personal life[change | change source]

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

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.[6]

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. "David Ogden Stairs". Celebrity NetWealth.com. Archived from the original on January 8, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  6. 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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