Question: Edward Winter played a loony CIA Agent on several M*A*S*H episodes. I believe he also played a senator on the show Soap. He was great. I always enjoyed his work. I heard he passed away recently. What a shock! Do you have any details you can share? Thanks. — Jim M., Morrisville, N.C.

Televisionary: Sadly, actor Edward Winter died last year at the age of 63 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Nominated for two Tony Awards for work in Cabaret and Promises, Promises, Winter did indeed appear on Soap as Congressman McCallum and also worked in several movies, but he's probably best remembered as the paranoid recurring character Col. Flagg on M*A*S*H. Over the years, he also appeared on such series as Adam's Rib, Herman's Head, 9 to 5 and Project U.F.O.