Philip Sterling made a guest appearance as Dr. Myron "Bud" Herzog in the Season 9 episode "The Foresight Saga".
|Born:||October 9, 1922|
|Died:||November 30, 1998(aged 76)|
|Deathplace||Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Years active:||1955-1998 (his death)|
|Episodes appeared in:||"The Foresight Saga" (Season 9)|
|Character played:||Dr. Myron "Bud" Herzog|
Philip Sterling (born October 9, 1922-died November 30, 1998) made a guest appearance on the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H in Season 9 as Dr. Myron "Bud" Herzog, visiting opthamologist, in the episode "The Foresight Saga". A popular character actor in film, television and the Broadway stage, Philip's venerable career spanned five decades.
Early life and stage careerEdit
Born and raised in New York City, Philip graduated University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before becoming an actor, he was a jazz pianist. He was the first president of the Screen Actors Guild. Philip made his Broadway debut in 1955 in the Cole Porter musical Silk Stockings. His most prominent role on Broadway was that of the adulterous father in Neil Simon's 1986 comedy Broadway Bound. He also appeared in Ron Cowen's Summertree and in Gore Vidal's An Evening With Richard Nixon and ... playing Dwight D. Eisenhower to George S. Irving's Richard Nixon. Off Broadway, he appeared in Brecht on Brecht, In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, The Trojan Women and Victim of Duty. His most recent stage appearance was in Out of Purgatory at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.
Philip appeared as a guest performer in over 50 television programs and acted in over 40 films and television shows. He portrayed George Hayes on Guiding Light from 1963 until 1968. He continued to appear on other daytime dramas such as "Somerset," "The Edge of Night," "Another World," and "As The World Turns." His last memorable role was Judge Truman Ventor on the NBC series, "Sisters," from 1991 until 1995.
Philip died of complications from bone disease at his home in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. He was survived by his wife, Rhona; a daughter, Mila of San Francisco, and a sister, Jane Stern of Holland, PA.