G. Wood played General Hammond in both the 1970 film version and the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H
|Born:||George Wood |
December 31, 1919
|Birthplace||Forrest City, Arkansas, U.S.|
|Died:||July 24, 2000(aged 80)|
|Deathplace||Macon, Georgia, U.S.|
|Appeared on/in:||M*A*S*H TV series (3 episodes) |
|Character(s) played:||Brigadier General Hammond|
G. Wood or George Wood as he was sometimes credited, (December 31, 1919 – July 24, 2000) played Brigadier General Hammond in the 1970 Robert Altman directed film MASH as well as several episodes of the first season of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H in 1972, appearing the show's first episode "Pilot". Before he ventured into TV in the late 1950s, Wood was a noted stage actor on and off Broadway.
Wood was born in Forrest City, Arkansas. He was one of four actors to appear in both the 1970 film MASH and the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H (the other three were Timothy Brown, Corey Fischer and Gary Burghoff.) Wood also played the psychiatrist in the film Harold and Maude, directed by Hal Ashby, and starring Bud Cort, who was also in the movie version of M*A*S*H*.
Wood died of congestive heart failure in Macon, Georgia.