Actor Allan Arbus Passes Away
Posted by Shine Huang on Apr 23, 2013 - 11:15:43 AM
LOS ANGELES—“M*A*S*H" star Allan Arbus passed away at the age of 95 on Friday, April 19 at his home in Los Angeles, according to his daughter, photographer Amy Arbus.
Arbus was born in a Jewish family in New York in 1918. In his early career, he worked for U.S. Army as a photographer where he also met his wife, Diane Arbus. They shot advertising spreads for magazines.
After the breakup with his first wife, Arbus left photography to dedicate himself to acting. He had a role in Robert Downey Sr.'s cult film "Greaser's Palace" in 1972. He also starred opposite Bette Davis in "Scream, Pretty Peggy" in 1973.
In 1973, Arbus portrayed Maj. Sidney Freedman on "M*A*S*H," although in an early episode of "Radar's Report" he was called Milton Freedman.
He married actress Mariclare Costello in 1977. The couple had one daughther together, Arin Arbus. Arbus is survived by both his wife and his daughter.
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