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Alan Alda and Mike Farrell mark the 50th anniversary of M*A*S*H


Alan Alda shared a photo of himself with his former co-star Mike Farrell on social media to celebrate a half-century milestone of their 1970s-80s classic sitcom, M*A*S*H.  The photo shows Alda, 86, and Farrell, 83, smiling with wine glasses in their hands, along with the caption on Twitter: “Mike Farrell and I today toasting the 50th anniversary of the show that changed our lives – and our brilliant pals who made it what it was. MASH was a great gift to us.”

Alda and Farrell played surgeons and tent-mates Hawkeye Pierce and B.J. Hunnicutt in the classic comedy, which ran 11 seasons from 1972 to 1983.  Jamie Farr, Loretta Swit, Harry Morgan and William Christopher co-starred. The series finale was a huge television event at the time, with approximately 125 million viewers tuning in.

M*A*S*H was based on the 1968 novel by Richard Hooker, which was previously adapted as a 1970 movie starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould.

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