M*A*S*H then and now

It goes without saying the M*A*S*H was one of the most popular television shows of all time. The finale, So Long, Farewell, Amen, shown on 28 February 1983, holds the record for the most watched single episode in television history.

Today, we have a look at the stars of the show 35 years on, some of whom have since passed.

Dr Benjamin Franklin ‘Hawkeye’ Pierce – Alan Alda

Corporal Walter ‘Radar’ O-Reilly – Gary Burghoff

Father Francis Mulcahy – William Christopher

Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger – Jamie Farr

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Captain B.J. Hunnicut – Mike Farrell

Major Franklin Burns – Larry Linville

Colonel Sherman T. Potter – Harry Morgan (RIP)

Major Charles Emerson Winchester – David Ogden-Stiers (RIP)

Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan – Loretta Swit

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Which was your favourite M*A*S*H character?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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