David Ogden Stiers joined the cast of "M*A*S*H" in 1977 as the arrogant but charming aristocrat Charles Emerson Winchester III. He was nominated for two Emmys for his role.
In addition to starring in the sitcom, he voiced the characters of a number of Disney movies, including Cogsworth in "Beauty and the Beast," the Archdeacon in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and Ratcliffe in "Pocahontas."
In 2009, at age 70, the actor came out, saying, "I am [gay]. Very proud to be so."
At the time, the actor said he kept his homosexuality under wraps for years because he feared coming out would hurt his career. Ogden Stiers also added that the flamboyant nature of some of his animated roles contributed to his decision to hide his sexuality.
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