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Bill Young

In your post "'Marcus Welby MD' Airs Controversial Episode About Pedophilia (October 8, 1974)" you mention that the actor who played the teacher was Edward Winter, later a member of the M*A*S*H cast. You are incorrect. The actor that played the teacher on the episode was Ed Power. Mr. Power is probably best known for playing one of the main characters "Spencer Garrison" on the CBS afternoon soap opera "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" that aired from 1967 - 1973. Edward Winter was indeed in "The Outrage." However, he did not portray the teacher.


So you're saying that all these years I've been falsely accusing Edward Winter's character of being a pedophile? Thanks for setting me straight (figuratively speaking, of course). At the time of this episode I was somewhat distracted by schoolwork so I guess that's why I got the two mixed up. Or perhaps it was because Winter stuck in my head because he was very sexy.


Actually, Rob is correct. The actor who played the teacher, Bill Swanson, was Edward Winter, not Edward Power. He would later play a gay man who befriends Phyllis on the MTM more spin-off starring Cloris Leachman.


Alfred Neuman

Edward Winter never joined the cast of M*A*S*H. He guest starred in 7 episodes, starting in the first season.

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