Lt. Peters (extreme left) with other nurses in "Check-Up" (season 3 Episode #6).
|Job/Role in Unit:||Nurse at the 4077th M*A*S*H|
|Hair Color:||Reddish Brown|
|First appeared in:||????|
|Last appeared in:||????|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Mary Peters|
Lieutenant Peters appeared uncredited in various episodes of the M*A*S*H TV series as a background character. Her name was established in "Margaret's Marriage" when Potter introduces her to Donald Penobscott as Lieutenant Peters. Lieutenant Peters was played by actress Mary Peters.
About Lieutenant PetersEdit
Lieutenant Peters appears in "Check-Up" where she is shown with a group of other nurses receiving instructions from Margaret. Later in the episode, she is seen at the farewell party for Trapper where she dances with Radar. In "Life with Father", she is also shown prominently in the foreground dancing with Radar after the bris ceremony. In Easter party thrown by the Greek soldiers in "Private Charles Lamb", there is a tall dancing nurse who is wearing a red Japanese style gown which might also be her. In addition, IMDB lists her as appearing in "Officer of the Day" and "Payday" although this cannot be confirmed. In "Margaret's Marriage" there is a fairly extended sequence of her playing basketball with Potter, Hawkeye, BJ, Father Mulcahy, Klinger and Radar (umpire) just before Donald Penobscott arrives in a jeep.
Mary Peters who played the role said that she was frequently paired with Radar because of her height, and she was "always the tall red-haired nurse in the background. She said that she spent five years with the MASH team so there should probably be more appearances in other episodes which have not been identified.