Farr, Jamie (1936—)

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Farr, Jamie (1936—)

Jamie Farr is best known as Maxwell Q. Klinger, the soldier who wore women's clothing in an attempt to get an insanity discharge in the Korean War sitcom M*A*S*H (1972-1983). Late in the show's run, Klinger stopped wearing dresses and took over as his unit's company clerk after "Radar" O'Reilly (Gary Burghoff) left the show in 1979. Klinger married a Korean woman, Soon-Lee (Rosalind Chao), in the show's final episode, and their life in America was chronicled in the spinoff After M*A*S*H (1983-1984). Farr's film work includes Blackboard Jungle (1955—credited as Jameel Farah), With Six You Get Eggroll (1968), and The Cannonball Run (1981).

—Christian L. Pyle

Further Reading:

Farr, Jamie. Just Farr Fun. Clearwater, Florida, Eubanks/Donizetti, 1994.