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Rene Auberjonois

Actor

Born - 1 June 1940, New York City, USA
Died - 8 December 2019

American character star of aristocratic Franco-Swiss parentage, with a mass of light hair and rumpled, narrow-faced features. Best remembered for his role as Father Mulcahy in the 1970 M*A*S*H, he ran up hundreds of film and TV credits, following his entry into movies with Lilith (1964). Many further film credits included those in Petulia (1968), Brewster McCloud (1970), McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971), Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), Images (1972), King Kong (1976), The Big Bus (1976), Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), The Christmas Star (1986), Walker (1987), The Feud (1989), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), The Player (1992), The Ballad of Little Jo (1993), Batman Forever (1995), Snide and Prejudice (1997), Inspector Gadget (1999), The Patriot (2000), Burning Down the House (2001) and Eulogy (2004). His sixties and seventies were dominated by providing voiceovers for animated features and video games, but he returned to film roles in his last years: Evermore (2013), This is Happening (2015), Certain Women (2016), Blood Stripe (2017), Windows on the World (2019), Raising Buchanan (2019) and Cortex (2020), his last. 'I'm going to die with my boots on,' he proclaimed, and so he did, his eventual demise coming from lung cancer, his final film still to be shown. Judith, his wife of 56 years, survives him.