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RIP Allan Arbus

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BNWriter, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    The actor who played the visiting shrink on TV's "M*A*S*H,"' Allan Arbus, has passed away. RIP

    I did not see a posting. http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=804007

    I was surprised that he was in his 90's. That put him in his 50s when he first appeared on the show, but he looked younger. Saw an interview with him where he talked about being with a doctor when his daughter was ill. During the conversation, he said, the doctor kept addressing him and using technical terms only an MD might understand. Arbus said he did not understand why the doctor was doing it at first, until it occured to him, the MD must of thought of him as a real doctor and not an actor who was playing a doctor. I thought that was pretty funny, especially the way Arbus explained it.
  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Fascinating life. Photographer for decades with wife Diane Arbus, then reinvents himself as an actor. His first role was in a trippy (to say the least) Western/Christ take-off called "Greaser's Palace," directed by Robert Downey Sr. The whole movie is here (probably NSFW, or logical thought):

    A clip here:

  3. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    RIP Dr. Freeman. I remember when I started a thread here on favorite "fringe" characters on TV shows, and that was inspired by Arbus' "M*A*S*H" role. Solid actor and, yes, pretty full and interesting life.

    Oh, and Abe outlives another, although I believe Mr. Vigoda is actually younger.
  4. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    A word of advice.

    Take off your pants and slide on the ice.

    RIP Sidney.
  5. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    RIP Dr. Freedman (with two e's):

  6. Here me roar

    Here me roar Guest

    RIP. And, yeah Freedman was a great character.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    As in Freedom.. that's probably why you got confused... [Pierce to Col. Flagg.]
  9. joe

    joe Active Member

    Sidney Freedman, as in Sigmund Freud.
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