DEAD: McLean Stevenson

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

McLean Stevenson (aged 68)

Actor (M*A*S*H)

Edgar McLean Stevenson Jr. (November 14, 1927 ā€“ February 15, 1996) was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Lt. Colonel Henry Blake in the television series M*A*S*H, which earned him a Golden Globe Awardin 1974. Stevenson also appeared on a number of television series, notably The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Doris Day Show.

DEATH: Stevenson was recovering from bladder cancersurgery at the Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center on February 15, 1996, when he suffered a fatal heart attack. He is interred in Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Stevenson died one day before actor Roger Bowen, who portrayed Lt. Colonel Henry Blake in the 1970 movie MASH, also dying from a heart attack.

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