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Hokulea
9th Mar 2018, 07:45
I didn't realise this guy had passed away a few days ago until a local station started showing M*A*S*H episodes featuring him as a tribute. As a youngster, and today, many decades later, I watch the show and love the comedy and sadness it portrays. Major Winchester, aka David Ogden Stiers, was a big part of that. I often wondered if he could have out Frasiered Frasier.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/david-ogden-stiers-mash-actor-who-became-voice-of-disney-movies-dies-at-75/2018/03/04/ce3f27a0-1fc1-11e8-94da-ebf9d112159c_story.html?utm_term=.dabf2433368a

Dont Hang Up
9th Mar 2018, 08:56
He did indeed create the Frasier character a generation early.

Clearly the Frasier scriptwriters recognised this because they created an episode with David Ogden Stiers playing an "old friend" of Niles' and Frasier's late mother. Leading to much frantic speculation about their true parentage.

Hokulea
9th Mar 2018, 09:13
Well, you could knock me over with a feather. I never made that connection. Here's the episode:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wir0r