Allan Arbus, M*A*S*H* actor who played psychiatrist, dies at 95

Allan Arbus, M*A*S*H* actor who played psychiatrist, dies at 95

Allan Arbus, M*A*S*H* actor who played psychiatrist, dies at 95

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by CBS News

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Posted on April 24, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 6:24 PM

NEW YORK -- Allan Arbus, the actor and photographer who played psychiatrist Major Sidney Freedman on the classic TV series “M*A*S*H,” has died at the age of 95.

He died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, The New York Times reports. His daughter, Amy Arbus, confirmed his death to the paper.

In addition to his role on “M*A*S*H,” Arbus also appeared on shows like “Matlock,” “Taxi,” “The Odd Couple,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Judging Amy,” and “NYPD Blue.” His final on-screen appearance came in 2000, on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Before his acting career, Arbus worked as a photographer with his wife, Diane Arbus, whom he married in 1941. They started a photography studio together and shot photos for magazines like Vogue and Glamour.

They separated in 1959 and divorced in 1969. She committed suicide in 1971.

Arbus remarried in 1976. He is survived by his second wife, Mariclare Costello, along with two daughters from his first marriage, Amy and Doon, and a daughter from his second marriage, Arin.
 

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