News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 4, 2013

‘M-A-S-H’ actor expected at museum opening


News Release

---- — Organizers say actor Jamie Farr from the TV series “M-A-S-H” is expected to attend the opening of the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy this month in his southwestern Indiana hometown of Vincennes.

Farr was a regular on “The Red Skelton Show” before playing Cpl. Max Klinger on “M-A-S-H.” Organizers say they are receiving reservation requests for the opening of the museum from around the country. The museum in Vincennes will feature Skelton memorabilia donated by his widow, including original costumes and 200 original Skelton paintings.

The museum is scheduled to open July 18, which also marks the 100th anniversary of Skelton’s birth in a home near the Vincennes museum. Skelton died in 1997.