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WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER HAS DIED AT 84

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William Christopher (October 20, 1932 – December 31, 2016)

(AP) – “M.A.S.H.” star William Christopher has died.

Christopher’s agent Robert Malcom said the actor died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday
at his home in Pasadena, California. He tells The Associated Press that
Christopher’s wife says her husband died peacefully.

Malcom said Christopher was diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago
and had been in hospice since the beginning of the week.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his two sons.

Christopher is best known for the role of Father Francis Mulcahy on “M.A.S.H.,”
the 1970s TV show set during the Korean War.

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 79 today.

Anthony Hopkins was encouraged by actor Richard Burton
to pursue acting at age 15.

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SHOW BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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First edition cover.

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Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost  as Mr. and Mrs. North (1950)

Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on NBC and
CBS from 1942 to 1954. The fictional amateur detectives were created
by Frances and Richard Lockridge. They were featured in a series of
26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and
several radio and television series.

In 1946, Mr. and Mrs. North received the first Best Radio Drama Edgar
Award
from the Mystery Writers of America (in a tie with CBS‘s The
Adventures of Ellery
Queen
). The Woodbury Soap company was the
programs initial sponsor.

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