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Allan Arbus, actor who starred on 'M*A*S*H,' dies at 95

April 23, 2013 at 12:54 PM ET

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Allan Arbus on "M*A*S*H."

Allan Arbus, the actor best known for his role as psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the long-running television series "M*A*S*H," died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 95.

His daughter, Amy Arbus, confirmed the news to The New York Times.

Arbus' most recent television work was as Uncle Nathan on the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," in 2000. His credits at IMDb.com list appearances in numerous TV series over the years, from "Taxi" to "Wonder Woman" to "Matlock" and many more.

His film credits include roles in "Coffy," "Crossroads," and "Damien: Omen II."

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Arbus was born in New York City on Feb. 15, 1918. He was an Army photographer in the 1940s and along with his wife, the famed photographer Diane Arbus (née Nemerov), started a photographic business in New York in 1946.

The business broke apart 10 years later as Diane Arbus pursued her own photography. The couple divorced in 1969 and she committed suicide in 1971.

Arbus appeared in just a dozen episodes of "M*A*S*H," but endeared himself to fans with the ability of his character (Dr. Freedman) to match wits with Capt. Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda). Check out this great collection of some of Arbus' best lines on the show:

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