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Edward Winter

1937-06-03 Ventura, California, USA

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Edward Dean Winter (June 3, 1937 – March 8, 2001) was an American actor. He is best known for his recurring role, Colonel Samuel Flagg, in the television series M*A*S*H from 1973 to 1979. Winter was born in Ventura, California. He began his acting career in Ashland, Oregon as a member of the cast of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During the 1961 season, he played Claudius in Hamlet and stayed for an extended repertory season where he appeared in The Boyfriend and Rashomon. He went on to early successes on Broadway. Winter was twice nominated for Tony Awards as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical). The first was in 1967, as Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret, then in 1969 as J.D. Sheldrake in Promises, Promises. He moved on to television, appearing on the daytime serials The Secret Storm and Somerset. In 1973, Winter began his recurring role as Colonel Flagg on M*A*S*H. Flagg was a pompous and incompetent officer who was constantly butting heads with the doctors and nurses at the 4077th. The character was a fan favorite and Winter appeared in 17 episodes of the show. Winter's other notable television roles included U.S. Air Force investigator Capt. Ben Ryan in season 2 of Project U.F.O. (1978–1979); and in Hollywood Beat (1985), 9 to 5 (1986–1988), and Herman's Head (1991–1994). Winter also had a successful career in voice acting. He voiced characters in the animated series The Angry Beavers, Paddington Bear, and The Tick. Winter died in 2001 at the age of 63 from complications from Parkinson's disease. He was married three times and had two children.


The American Clock 1993-01-02
Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Johnny Roman 1989-05-21
From the Hip Raymond Torkenson 1987-02-06
There Must Be a Pony David Hollis 1986-10-05
Stranded Tommy Claybourne 1986-09-22
The Christmas Gift Thomas A. Renfield 1986-12-21
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Jonathan Eastman 1986-05-29
The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck Carl Macaluso 1984-01-24
The Buddy System Jim Parks 1984-05-04
Porky's II: The Next Day Gebhardt 1983-06-24
Wait Until Dark Sam Hendrix 1982-01-01
The First Time Captain Michael McKenzie 1982-11-08
Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill Jerrold Farinpour 1981-01-29
Fly Away Home Lt. Col. Hannibal Pace 1981-09-18
The Scarlett O'Hara War Clark Gable 1980-05-19
Mother and Daughter: The Loving War Doug 1980-01-25
A Change of Seasons Steven Rutledge 1980-12-01
Rendezvous Hotel Jim Becker 1979-07-11
The Girl in the Empty Grave Dr. Peter Cabe 1977-09-20
Never Con a Killer Deputy DA J.C. Hadley 1977-05-13
The Gathering Roger 1977-12-04
Special Delivery Lorry Pierce 1976-07-16
The Invasion of Johnson County Major Edward Fershay 1976-07-31
The Disappearance of Flight 412 Mr. Cheer 1974-10-01
The Parallax View Senator Jameson 1974-06-14