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M*A*S*H star Allan Arbus dies at 95

ANI  London, April 24, 2013
First Published: 18:41 IST(24/4/2013) | Last Updated: 18:42 IST(24/4/2013)

Allan Arbus, who played psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on popular TV show M*A*S*H, died at his home in Los Angeles on Friday. He was 95.

His daughter Amy confirmed her father's death to The New York Times, Fox News reported.

Abrus had served as a military photographer in the army and ran a fashion photography business before becoming an actor.

However, he was so convincing in his role as Maj. Freedman, that co-star Alan Alda often found himself opening up to Arbus.

Alda said in an interview with the Archive of American Television that he was so convinced that the late actor was a psychiatrist that he used to sit and talk with him between scenes.

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