Wayne Rogers, the actor best known for playing Army surgeon Capt. John "Trapper John" McIntyre on M*A*S*H* for three seasons, died on Dec. 31 from complications from pneumonia at the age of 82. Rogers left the show after three seasons in 1975, citing contract disputes. He turned down the lead role in the TV spin-off Trapper John, M.D., fearing he'd be typecast as a physician. Later, he received a Golden Globe nomination for playing one on the CBS comedy House Calls. After leaving M*A*S*H*, he continued to guest-star on television, including in the Larry Hagman role in the TV movie I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later and on five episodes of Murder, She Wrote. Later in life, Rogers became a financial consultant and author, who appeared as a guest several times on the Fox Business Network program Cashin' In and wrote an investment guide titled Make Your Own Rules.
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