'Very Proud' M*A*S*H Actor Comes Out
Single and 66, David Ogden Stiers wants 'to find someone'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 6, 2009 3:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – In search of Mr. Right, M*A*S*H actor David Ogden Stiers has come out at the age of 66, PlanetOut reports. Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester's alter ego hesitated to confirm earlier rumors out of fear for his professional prospects, but he tells the Gossip Boy blog  he doesn't want "any potential partner to live a life of extreme discretion."

Stiers—who has voiced characters in several Disney films—says Hollywood may be gay friendly, but business comes first. "What they might allow in a more known actor, they prefer not having to deal with in minor players," he said. Stiers also cited pressure from others to keep his sexuality under wraps to "maintain a palatability to parents."