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Old April 24 2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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RIP Allen Arbus

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...,5249791.story

Best known as the psychiatrist Sidney Freedman on M*A*S*H* actor Allan Arbus has passed away at age 95.

My favorite role of his was as Jesse in Greaser's Palace
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Old April 24 2013, 12:20 AM   #2
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That's too bad.

I loved him on MASH.
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Old April 24 2013, 12:24 AM   #3
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He was awesome on M*A*S*H. Rest in peace, Allen.
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Old April 24 2013, 12:42 AM   #4
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Re: RIP Allen Arbus

J. Allen wrote: View Post
He was awesome on M*A*S*H. Rest in peace, Allen.
Yea he was awesome in that show. RIP Allen Arbus.
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Old April 24 2013, 01:22 AM   #5
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Yep, one of the best recurring characters on M*A*S*H.

R.I.P. Sydney
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Old April 24 2013, 02:12 AM   #6
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Re: RIP Allen Arbus

"Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice - pull down your pants and slide on the ice."

RIP, sir.
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Old April 24 2013, 04:09 AM   #7
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Re: RIP Allen Arbus

Rest in peace, Allan. Thank you for all of the great times on M*A*S*H.
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Old April 24 2013, 04:32 AM   #8
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Loved him on M*A*S*H. Rest in peace, Mr. Arbus.
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Old April 24 2013, 01:39 PM   #9
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I was surprised to find out he'd been married to Diane Arbus, the famous photographer, before her early death.

OMEN fans might remember him in the DAMIEN sequel in which he's fatally gassed. It's Damien Thorn's first deliberate evil act in the trilogy.
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Old April 25 2013, 11:28 PM   #10
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While I've long preferred the original movie version of MASH over the TV series, I always liked the character of Dr. Sidney Freedman. That character could have probably carried his own series, IMO.
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Old April 26 2013, 01:13 AM   #11
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He was great on M*A*S*H*, and I didn't think he was that old, he didn't look it.

R.I.P. sir.
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Old April 26 2013, 03:51 AM   #12
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Gil T.Azell wrote: View Post
He was great on M*A*S*H*, and I didn't think he was that old, he didn't look it.

R.I.P. sir.
Rest in Peace....
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Old April 26 2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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Gil T.Azell wrote: View Post
He was great on M*A*S*H*, and I didn't think he was that old, he didn't look it.

R.I.P. sir.
Same here. I thought he was in his 80's. RIP again sir . You'll be missed.
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Old April 26 2013, 03:42 PM   #14
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Re: RIP Allen Arbus

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Gil T.Azell wrote: View Post
He was great on M*A*S*H*, and I didn't think he was that old, he didn't look it.

R.I.P. sir.
Same here. I thought he was in his 80's...
Yeah, I assumed he wasn't much older than Alan Alda. He always seemed like a contemporary of Hawkeye, not someone almost old enough to be his father.

Side note: Am I the only one who assumes that Frank Miller used Arbus as the model for his Dr. Wolper character in "TDKR"?
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Old April 26 2013, 06:22 PM   #15
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That's news to me. I'd have to reread that again to see. Arbus was much closer to Harry Morgan's age, perhaps even older. In OMEN II, his character was eliminated after uncovering dirty deeds by his Devil-dominated company. He told Robert Foxworth what he knew, not knowing the true reasons why, and not knowing that Foxworth was basically behind it. (The Foxworth subplot in OMEN II is subtle and clever, but most don't seem to think much of the sequel, sadly.)
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