Those talented people from M*A*S*H!

I must admit that prior to meeting my husband, Michael, I hadn’t really watched any episodes of the TV series M*A*S*H. Over the last nearly 6 years of us being together, I have been catching up with M*A*S*H episodes, and I really enjoy watching them. If you’ve never seen it, you can catch it on a couple of channels. Click here to find out via www.tvguide.co.uk when you can catch it next 🙂

I have been reading up via Wikipedia about the cast members and it seems that a few of the cast have been involved in the arts:

Alan Alda (Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce)
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I’ve Learned

“He’s one of America’s most recognizable and acclaimed actors–a star on Broadway, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, writing, and directing, during his eleven years on M*A*S*H. Now Alan Alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances.” (2006) (ISBN 978-0-09-179652-5)

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
“On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions he has asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?)” (2007) (ISBN 978-1-4000-6617-9).
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Jamie Farr (Maxwell Q. Klinger)
Hababy’s Christmas Eve
“Join Hababy and his friends on Christmas Eve. As mother camel, Habeeba, bakes date cookies, father camel, Habeebee, tells of a great journey following a bright start in the East. Jamie & Joy Farr’s delightful holiday story is told from the point of view of the camels that carried the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem and their adventures along the way. All New Printing.” (2003) (ISBN 978-1-9343-4110-0)

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William Christopher (Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy)
Mixed Blessings

“For 11 years, William Christopher played “Father Mulcahy”–the soft-spoken, sensitive army chaplain on one of the most successful programs in TV history, “M*A*S*H”. Away from the public eye, William and his wife Barbara were living a private drama–they were raising a son with autism, Ned. 24 pages of photos.” (1989) (ISBN: 978-0-6872-7084-2)
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Gary Burghoff (Walter Eugene “Radar” O’Reilly)
To M*A*S*H and Back
“To millions of faithful television viewers, Gary Burghoff will always be Walter “Radar” O’Reilly, the lovable telepathic assistant to Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H. But the man behind the bespectacled TV Land icon is a true Renaissance man. He’s a classically trained stage actor, a jazz musician, an environmentalist, a poet, a songwriter, an inventor, a wildlife artist, and now – a writer. In this intensely personal memoir, the author takes you on his journey from his family’s home in Wisconsin to his successful carreer on the New York stage, from the Hollywood film version of M*A*S*H to the hit television show, from the challenges of married life to the rewards of single fatherhood. Often funny, occasionally poignant and always honest, To M*A*S*H and Back is an account you will long remember.” (2009) (ISBN: 978-1-5939-3343-2)
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Mike Farrell (B. J. Hunnicutt)
Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist
“From its opening pages, Mike Farrell’s new memoir reveals the distinctive voice of a man for whom life is an ongoing odyssey of self-discovery, personal commitment, and uncompromising social engagement. With deep insight and disarming candor, Farrell describes his early years as a timid but restless teenager in West Hollywood, delivering groceries to the homes of Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Jimmy Stewart, and countless other celebrities, while dreaming of having his own career as an actor. In stark but riveting language, he relates his formative years as a Marine recruit, confused, conflicted, and eager to prove himself as a man.” (2007) (ISBN: 978-1-9333-5408-8)
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Kellye Wallett (née Nakahara) (Nurse Kealani Kellye)
Kellye is a professional artist and she produces watercolor paintings. You can find out more at her website: http://www.kellyesart.com/

 

 

What a talented bunch! 🙂

NB: All book synopses are taken from their Goodreads webpage.

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