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Nurse Ginger Bayliss
Ginger Bayliss MASH
Odessa Cleveland as Lt. Ginger Bayliss in M*A*S*H episode "Dear Dad...Three" in Season 2
M*A*S*H character
Vital information
Rank: Lieutenant (0-2)
Job/Role in Unit: Nurse at the 4077th M*A*S*H
Home: Not mentioned
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Family/Personal Information
Born: Not Mentioned
Birthplace: ????
Nationality/Race: American/Black
Appearances
First appeared in: "Pilot" (Season 1)
Last appeared in: '"Margaret's Marriage" (Season 5)
Appeared on/or in: M*A*S*H
Played by: Odessa Cleveland

Lieutenant Ginger Bayliss was an African-American Army nurse who was a recurring character on the television series M*A*S*H, on which she appeared for 20 episodes from 1972 to 1974; and then 2 episodes in 1977. She was played by actress Odessa Cleveland.

Memorable scene in Season two (1973)Edit

In one memorable episode, called "Dear Dad...Three (TV series episode)" (#2.9) Ginger was faced with the arduous task of dealing with a racist patient (Sergeant Condon played by Mills Watson later of NBC-TV's Sheriff Lobo series) for whom she was used to supply a pint of blood. Trapper John (Wayne Rogers), partly as a gag, and to teach Condon a lesson on race, with Hawkeye (Alan Alda) paint the soldier's face with brown paint to have him think that the blood he had made him change colors, Ginger, while treating him, sees his face painted to look black and says "They got you down as white...Good work, baby!" Sgt. Condon says, "what the hell are you talking about!? Get outta here!!, Ginger answers back, Soldier, I am a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army!!! You may be trying to pass (as black), but watch your mouth!!!

Personnel of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
Commissioned Officers
Henry Blake | Major Frank Burns | Augustus Bedford "Duke" Forrest | Major Sidney Freedman | B.J. Hunnicutt | Oliver "Spearchucker" Jones | Captain "Trapper John" McIntyre | Father Francis Mulcahy | Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce | Colonel Sherman T. Potter | Walter "Painless Pole" Waldowski | Charles Emerson Winchester III | Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan | Nurse Margie Cutler | Nurse Ginger Bayliss | Nurse Kellye Yamato | Nurse Peggy Bigelow | Lieutenant Maria "Dish" Schneider
Enlisted
Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger | Corporal "Radar" O’Reilly | Sergeant Zelmo Zale | Pvt. Igor Straminsky | Sergeant Luther Rizzo | Sergeant Major Vollmer | SSGT Gorman | Corporal Judson | Private Lorenzo Boone

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