Actor and photographer Allan Arbus passed away last Friday. He was 95.
After serving as a photogrpaher for the U.S. Army during WWII, he and his wife Diane opened a studio in Manhattan and became highly sought after fashion photographers.
However, after their marriage ended in the late ’60s, Arbus turned to acting. He is best remembered for playing psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on M*A*S*H appearing in 12 episodes including the series finale “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen”. I still remember his character thirty years after M*A*S*H went off the air.
Here is Alan Alda describing Arbus’ performance. Alda thought Arbus was actually a practicing psychiatrist. Me too.