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McLean Stevenson Net Worth

McLean Stevenson Net Worth is
$19 Million

McLean Stevenson Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

McLean Stevenson began in show business at age 31. During the 1960s, he worked in night clubs and comedy cabarets, did summer stock theater and some television before moving to Hollywood, where he worked as a comedy writer for Tom Smothers. He eventually began acting in sketches. Mr. Stevenson is best known as the fumbling commanding officer, Lt. ...
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Date Of BirthNovember 14, 1927
Died1996-02-15
Place Of BirthNormal, Illinois, U.S.
Height6' 2½" (1.89 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Writer
SpouseCarrie Williamson ; child
Star SignScorpio
#Trademark
1Wide range of humorous expressions
2Often played likeable, absent-minded characters
#Quote
1[on leaving M*A*S*H (1972)] I probably got too big for my britches. The biggest mistake I made was I thought everybody loved McLean Stevenson. It was Henry Blake that people loved. So when I went out and did The McLean Stevenson Show (1976), nobody gave a damn.
#Fact
1Briefly worked as an assistant Athletic Director for Notre Dame.
2He appeared with Harry Morgan ((Col. Sherman Potter - his successor on M*A*S*H (1972)) in the 1978 film, The Cat from Outer Space (1978).
3Good friend of Harry Morgan from 1974-1996.
4Was press secretary for his cousin Adlai Stevenson during the latter's two presidential campaigns.
5Spoke often at youth groups and organizations, promoting the acting field.
6Originally auditioned for the role of "Hawkeye Pierce" on M*A*S*H (1972), before being convinced to take the role of "Henry Blake".
7The unexpected death of Stevenson's "Henry Blake" character, from M*A*S*H (1972) at the end of the third season (1975), caused such a strong fan backlash, with countless letters of hate mail being received over the character's death, that the show's writers and producers all agreed that in the future, should one of their actors wish to leave, they would never give that actor's character a tragic send off.
8One legacy of Stevenson is a word coined from his first name. "McLeaning" is a term used in media, especially television, to refer to cases when a character is killed off because the actor who played him decided to leave the show, as happened to "Henry Blake", when McLean Stevenson left M*A*S*H (1972).
9After the news of Col. Blake's death on M*A*S*H (1972) (He left at the end of the third season) shocked the world, the very next night on The Carol Burnett Show (1967), the opening shot was of Henry Blake in a smoking raft, waving his arms, hollering, "I'm OK! I'm OK!".
10Served in the Navy.
11In the season finale of the first season of M*A*S*H (1972), the name of his character's (Henry Blake) wife is Mildred. In the second season, her name was changed to Lorraine. When he was replaced by Harry Morgan, Morgan's character, Colonel Potter, had a wife named Mildred.
12Was still in the hospital recovering from surgery when he suddenly went into cardiac arrest and died.
13Brother of Ann Whitney.
14To research for his role as an army surgeon on M*A*S*H (1972), McLean Stevenson thoroughly studied a book on the history of medicine loaned from Alan Alda. Months later, that knowledge proved extremely useful when he came upon a person who was critically wounded in a car accident. Drawing on his research, he was able to keep the person alive until help arrived.
15Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Hollywood, California, USA, in the Columbarium of Valor.
16Stevenson died one day before Roger Bowen. Bowen played the role of "Col. Henry Blake" in the movie, MASH (1970); Stevenson played the role on TV's M*A*S*H (1972).
17Cousin of Democratic presidential candidate (1952 and 1956) Adlai Stevenson.
18Grandfather was Vice-President Adlai E. Stevenson, who served under President Grover Cleveland from 1893 to 1897.
19McLean's father was Edgar McLean Stevenson, whose mother was named Lottie Bell McLean. He was born and raised in McLean County, Illinois.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City1993TV Mini-SeriesBooter Manigault
Class Cruise1989TV MovieMiles Gimrich
Dirty Dancing1988-1989TV SeriesMax Kellerman
Square One Television1988TV SeriesMike Pliers
Mathnet1988TV SeriesMike Pliers
The Golden Girls1987TV SeriesTed
Tall Tales & Legends1986TV SeriesAndrew Jackson
The Love Boat1981-1984TV SeriesBob Crawford / Michael Borden / Captain Donahue
Hotel1984TV SeriesHarry Gilford
Condo1983TV SeriesJames Kirkridge
The Astronauts1982TV MovieColonel Michael C. Booker
Hello, Larry1979-1980TV SeriesLarry Alder
Diff'rent Strokes1979TV SeriesLarry Alder
The Cat from Outer Space1978Link
In the Beginning1978TV SeriesFather Daniel M. Cleary
The McLean Stevenson Show1976-1977TV SeriesMac Ferguson
The Carol Burnett Show1975TV SeriesLt. Col. Henry Blake
M*A*S*H1972-1975TV SeriesLt. Col. Henry Blake
Win, Place or Steal1974Mr. Hammond
Shirts/Skins1973TV MovieDoctor Benny Summer
Insight1972TV SeriesMr. McAdams
This Week in Nemtim1972TV Movie
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones1971TV MovieMinister
The Christian Licorice Store1971Smallwood
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1971TV SeriesGeorge Caldwell
Love, American Style1971TV SeriesLt. Miller (segment "Love and the Penal Code")
My Wives Jane1971TV MovieDirk Bennett
The Doris Day Show1969-1971TV SeriesMichael Nicholson
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour1970TV Series
That Girl1969TV SeriesMr. McKorkle
Bing Crosby Special: Making Movies1968TV MovieSteven Marshall
The Bing Crosby Show1968TV MovieSteven Marshall - Producer (uncredited)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
M*A*S*HTV Series 1 episode, 1975 performer - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973
The Doris Day Show1969-1970TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Love Boat1983TV Series story - 1 episode
M*A*S*HTV Series written by - 1 episode, 1973 story by - 1 episode, 1973

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion2002TV Movie documentary in memory of
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentary special thanks
M*A*S*H1978TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rich Little Show1976TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evel Knievel1975TV SpecialHimself
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesPanelist
The $10,000 Pyramid1973-1975TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Sonny Comedy Revue1974TV SeriesHimself
Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man1973TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Baffle1973TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1972TV SeriesHimself
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Lt. Col. Henry Blake
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning1988TV SeriesHimself
Super Password1986-1988TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Big City Comedy1986Video documentaryHimself
America1985TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973-1985TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself / Himself - Guest / ...
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983-1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1981-1982TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731973-1982TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Password Plus1980-1981TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Way They Were1981TV Special
Thanksgiving Special1980TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Squares1973-1980TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
Dinah!1974-1979TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama Series
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team Captain
America 2-Night1978TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Salute to Women's Sports1978TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 21977TV MovieHimself - Team Captain
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes1977TV SpecialHimself
Donny and Marie1976-1977TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1976TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself / Lt. Col. Henry Blake
M*A*S*H: TV Tales2002TV Special documentaryHimself
The Golden Girls1991TV SeriesTed
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1982TV SeriesDr. Norman Link
M*A*S*H1978TV SeriesLt. Col. Henry Blake

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - TelevisionM*A*S*H (1972)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Supporting Actor in ComedyM*A*S*H (1972)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Writing in ComedyM*A*S*H (1972)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in ComedyM*A*S*H (1972)

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