McLean Stevenson Biography (1929-1996)

Born November 14, 1929, in Bloomington, IL (one source says Normal, IL); diedof a heart attack, February 15, 1996, in Tarzana, CA. Actor. Stevenson is best remembered for his portrayal of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake in the long-running, Emmy Award-winning television series M*A*S*H. Before Stevenson joined the cast of M*A*S*H, he held several jobs, including selling medical supplies and insurance, and as an athletic director at Northwestern University. Hecrusaded for his cousin Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaign. He performed in The Music Man in a summer- stock production and was a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Glen Campbell Show. He appeared in a few films, including The Christian Licorice Store and The Cat from Outer Space. Hewas a regular on several television shows--The Doris Day Show, That Was theWeek That Was, Hello Larry, and The McLean Stevenson Show. His work as Blakeearned him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination.

Birth Details
November 14, 1929
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Death Details
February 15, 1996
Tarzana, California, United States

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