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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 08:45 PM

Rene Auberjonois, actor featured in 'Star Trek' and Altman films, dies at 79

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Source: Washington Post



Ren Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows "Benson" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and his part in the 1970 film "M.A.S.H." playing Father Mulcahy, died Dec. 8 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79. The cause was metastatic lung cancer, said his son, Rmy-Luc Auberjonois.

Mr. Auberjonois worked constantly as a character actor through several periods and forms, from the dynamic theater of the 1960s to the cinema renaissance of the 1970s to the prime period of network television in the 1980s and '90s -- and each generation knew him for something different. For film fans of the 1970s, he was Father John Mulcahy, the military chaplain who played straight man to the doctors' antics in "M.A.S.H." It was his first significant film role and the first of several for director Robert Altman.

For sitcom watchers of the 1980s, he was Clayton Runnymede Endicott III, the hopelessly highbrow chief of staff at a governor's mansion on "Benson," the ABC series whose title character was a butler played by Robert Guillaume. And for sci-fi fans of the 1990s and convention-goers ever since, he was Odo, the shape-shifting Changeling and head of space-station security on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." "I am all of those characters, and I love that," Auberjonois said in a 2011 interview with the "Star Trek" website. "I also run into people, and they think I'm their cousin or their dry cleaner. I love that, too."

Ren Marie Murat Auberjonois was born in New York City on June 1, 1940, the son of Fernand Auberjonois, a Swiss-born foreign correspondent for U.S. newspapers, and the grandson of a Swiss postimpressionist painter also named Ren Auberjonois.

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Oh damn. ODO!!!!!

Loved him in Benson and DS9. What a loss. R.I.P.


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BumRushDaShow Dec 8 OP
MustLoveBeagles Dec 8 #1
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greyl Dec 8 #9
cstanleytech Dec 8 #2
Quackers Dec 8 #3
Quemado Dec 8 #7
amb123 Dec 8 #4
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iluvtennis Dec 9 #11
rwsanders Dec 9 #12
ProfessorGAC Dec 9 #13
Fortinbras Armstrong Dec 9 #14
Miguelito Loveless Dec 9 #15
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 9 #16

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 08:50 PM

1. Oh no



I love the photo with John Ritter, also gone too soon.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:38 PM

6. Amazing that it's been 16 years since John Ritter died

and he was only 55.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 11:42 PM

9. yeah. John Ritter

For the past 16 years I've seen him more often in Bad Santa and It than Three's Company. Was nice to see his son in Joan of Arcadia. Feel like he would have made an appearance on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee eventually.



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 08:58 PM

2. Damn!! And I agree I loved him in both shows as well.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:11 PM

3. RIP, Odo.

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Response to Quackers (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:46 PM

7. +1

We will miss you.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:32 PM

4. He was drafted

Hot Lips Hoolihan: "I wonder how a degenerated person like that could have reached a position of responsibility in the Army Medical Corp?"

Father Mulcahy: "He was drafted."

RIP Rene Auberjonois

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:34 PM

5. A most interesting film/tv career. R.I.P. Rene.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 10:55 PM

8. I saw him onstage in D.C. years ago...

He was performing Moliere and very much at home in the work.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 12:22 AM

10. I really enjoyed his narration of the Pendergast character AudioBooks

Preston and Child wrote a whole series and Rene Auberjonois was excellent in his portrayal of this character. He will be missed in this and all of the other characters he brought to life.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 12:37 AM

11. Loved him as Odo on Deep Space Nine. Rest in peace Mr. Auberjonois.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:11 AM

12. Star Trek and MASH, both very influential in my life. Strive for the stars, and have mercy towards

all. Great themes from 2 great shows.

So long Odo

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 07:02 AM

13. Bummer!

The first lasting recollection of one of his roles was in Eyes of Laura Mars.
He was a creepy character in that.
Loved him in the Benson & STDS9 roles.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 08:13 AM

14. He was also a direct descendant of Napoleon's sister

And her husband, Marshall Murat.

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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 10:46 AM

15. An incredibly versatile and gifted actor

He should have got an Emmy for his role as Odo.

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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:58 PM

16. I never realized that was him in MASH.

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