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Allan Arbus, Acerbic Psychiatrist on M*A*S*H, Dies at 95

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04-23-2013, 01:45 PM
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Allan Arbus, Acerbic Psychiatrist on M*A*S*H, Dies at 95

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/ar...-95.html?_r=2&

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Allan Arbus, who left the successful fashion photography business he and his wife, Diane, built to become an actor, most memorably playing the caustic psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the hit television series “M*A*S*H,” died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 95.

Amy Arbus, his daughter, confirmed his death.

Mr. Arbus appeared in films like “Coffy” and “Crossroads” and was a TV regular during the 1970s and ’80s, appearing on “Taxi,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Matlock” and other shows. But his best-known role was Major Freedman, the liberal psychiatrist who appeared in a dozen episodes of “M*A*S*H.” He treated wounds of the psyche much as Capt. Hawkeye Pierce treated surgery patients: with a never-ending string of zingers.

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loved his role on MASH

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Wow, R.I.P. his character was funny

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Wow. Didn't realize he was *that* old....he's 20 years older than Alan Alda....

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Didn't take up acting until he was over 50. First film role was in Putney Swope.

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loved his role on MASH
Sidney was way cool.

RIP Mr Arbus

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RIP Mr. Arbus, loved his character on MASH. The episode where he spends the whole episode writing to Freud is one of my favorites.

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Wow, never knew his background being married to Diane Arbus (it never clicked) nor did I think he was that old either.

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Wow. Didn't realize he was *that* old....he's 20 years older than Alan Alda....
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Like many other I to am shocked that he was 95. I always loved his characters interaction was Alan Alda, it seemed genuine.

95 is a hell of a run, we should all be so lucky. R.I.P

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loved the show, loved his character.


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