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RIP, Trapper John: Wayne Rogers dies at 82

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riptide, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Actor Wayne Rogers died on Thursday surrounded by family after suffering complications from pneumonia. He was 82 years old.

    Rogers, who hailed from Alabama, is best known for playing the role of Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre in the classic television series M*A*S*H from 1972-1975. He also had recurring roles in City of Angels, House Calls, and Murder, She Wrote.

    As army surgeon Trapper John on M*A*S*H, Rogers swapped wisecracks with partner in martinis and mischief Hawkeye Pierce, played by Alan Alda.

    The two doctors blew off steam between surgeries pulling pranks, romancing nurses and tormenting their tent-mate Frank Burns, always with an endless supply of booze and one-liners.

    Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'M.A.S.H.,' dies at 82

    'MASH' Star Wayne Rogers Dies at 82

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2015
  2. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    He helped make those early seasons of MASH so memorable.
    RIP to a funny man.
  3. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    My favorite MASH character. RIP.
  4. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Baby MMSW started watching MASH on Netflix a few month ago ... finished ... And started all over again. He was her favorite.
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Don't know about the rest of you, but this news made me feel old.
    jr/shotglass and HC like this.
  6. He was very wealthy.
    Didn't need the work. Was a very shred investor.
  7. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Didn't he appear on CNBC regularly?
  8. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    I remember a "Big Valley" episode in which he lost out for the affections of Audra to bad-luck ranch hand Waldo Deifendorfer (Marty Allen).
  9. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Always thought it was odd they made a mash spinoff about his character and didnt include him.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that was nuts. Wayne Rogers owned that role on TV.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Fox Business
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Well, to cast him as Trapper John, M.D., they would have had to age him quite a bit. It was, after all, the character about 25 years later.
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