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RIP Rene Auberjonois

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Spartan Squad, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

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  2. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I remember him best as the stuck-up chief of staff for the governor in "Benson." And, oh yes, he was the original Father Mulcahy in the movie version of "M*A*S*H."
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    He played a one-off guest role on "The Rockford Files," in which he played an effete fashion promoter who was extremely snooty. And snotty.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2019
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  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I remember both of those, but I will always remember him as Odo.
  5. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Great actor, still have never heard his last name pronounced.
  6. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Damn that was him in MASH. I always assumed it was the same guy from the show. He delivered one of my wife's favorite retorts: When Hot Lips is flabbergasted by what Hawkeye said, he calmly replies "he was drafted."
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  7. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    That may be one of the best scenes in the movie. He says the lines just perfect.
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    The question was actually along the lines of, "how does a person like you wind up in the Army?"
    Then he comes back with "He was drafted."
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    That was actually one of his first acting roles, though he was 30 when he appeared in MASH. He also did a lot of voice acting. He was never a big star, but the guy worked quite a bit over about 50 years as an actor.
  10. Bud_Bundy

    Bud_Bundy Active Member

    I was in college when the M*A*S*H movie came out. We had an auditorium that showed movies Friday and Saturday nights, and on this particular night, the place was packed for M*A*S*H. When that line was uttered, the place just absolutely exploded since this was right in the middle of the Vietnam War.
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  11. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    From what I've heard, it's a-ber-jin-WAH. Or a-BER-jin-wah. Don't know exactly where the stress goes.
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  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I was damn sure he played some kind of guest shot on the MASH teevee show (as somebody else, not Fr. Mulcahy) but unless IMDB is off, I guess not.
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