Allan Arbus, who played Maj. Sidney Freedman on the long-running comedy M*A*S*H, died at his Los Angeles home Friday. He was 95.
In addition to numerous roles on TV and in movies, from Matlock and Curb Your Enthusiasm (in 2000) to Cinderella Libertyand Damien: Omen II, the New York City native, during his military service in the army, had been a photographer – as was, notably, his wife, Diane Arbus….
The Arbuses dissolved their business partnership in 1956, when Diane quit. They separated in 1959, and officially divorced a decade later, yet were said to have remained friends. And while Diane, who began her career as a fashion photographer, committed suicide in 1971, at age 48, her iconic photos of those on life’s periphery continue to be shown in museums.