alan arbus dies 'M*A*S*H' star Allan Arbus dies in his home at age 95

Actor and former fashion photographer Allan Arbus has died. He was 95.

Arbus’ daughter Amy Arbus confirmed the news to The New York Times. She says the “M*A*S*H” actor died in his Los Angeles home on April 19. No cause of death was given.

Before he became a television staple, Arbus and his then-wife Diane were best known for their fashion photography business. They separated before Arbus’ acting career took off, and he went on to marry Mariclare Costello in 1977. Though Diane committed suicide in 1971, her work continues to be shown in museums.

In addition to playing psychiatrist Major Freedman in “M*A*S*H,” Arbus had roles in “Greaser’s Palace,” “Coffy,” “The Electric Horseman” and “Crossroads.” At the turn of the millennium, he ended his career on TV shows like “NYPD Blue,” “Judging Amy” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Arbus is survived by Mariclare and his daughters Amy, Doon and Arin.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz