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David Ogden Stiers, Star of 'M*A*S*H' and Animated Features, Dies at 75

Emmy-nominated actor’s voice-acting roles included Cogsworth in Disney’s 1991 classic ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

David Ogden Stiers voiced Cogsworth in Disney's 1991 classic 'Beauty and the Beast.' He died March 3 at age 75.

David Ogden Stiers, an actor best known for the TV comedy M*A*S*H as well as for countless voice over roles in animated features and television series, died March 3 at his home in Newport, Ore., after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 75.

Stiers’ voice acting career began when he voiced Cogsworth and narrated Disney’s 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast.

He later supplied voices for the English-language dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso, Disney’s Pocahontas, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Justice League, Lilo & Stitch, narrated multiple Winnie the Pooh projects for Disney, and as Mr. Maellard on Cartoon Network’s Regular Show.

Stiers was nominated for two Emmy Awards for playing Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H, a role he played from 1977 through the series’ finale in 1983. He also was nominated for an Annie Award for a role on the animated series Pet Project.

Source: The Wrap,

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