Burt Metcalfe rose to prominence for his work on the CBS military comedy-drama series M*A*S*H. Burt, the legendary producer, director, and actor, died yesterday at the age of 87. Metcalfe died on July 27 from natural causes, according to his wife, actress Jan Jorden. His funeral arrangements are still being finalized.
Everything About Burt Metcalfe’s wife Jan Jorden
Janice Hope Jorden was born on September 8, 1942, to Frederic Eugene Jorden and Betty Jane Wilson. The 79-year-old actress is well-known for her five seasons as Nurse Baker on M*A*S*H. She worked as a series line producer before becoming the show’s executive producer. She is most recognized for her performance in the two-and-a-half-hour-long TV film Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen, which served as the series finale for M*A*S*H. A Love Affair: The Eleanor, Lou Gehrig Story, and The Last Married Couple in America are among the films in which she has featured.
In December 1979, Jorden married Metcalfe. Metcalfe was previously married to Toby Harry Shipman from 1961 until 1968, which was Jorden’s first marriage. Although Jorden is a well-known name in the business, nothing is known about her profession, educational history, or parents, other than their names.
The career of Burt Metcalfe in the entertainment sector
Burt Metcalfe was up in Montreal and joined the US Navy in 1956. He worked in public relations at Ream Field in San Ydisro, California, for two years. During his tenure in the Navy, he collaborated with a handful of his friends to launch Miss Angel, a beauty pageant. Metcalfe made his film debut in 1959 with Gidget, and he played Tom Easton in an episode of the anthology series Death Valley Days.
He portrayed Don Martin in an episode of The Twilight Zone’s first season that aired in March 1960. From 1960 to 1961, he starred as Joe Brigham in the NBC comedy Happy, and from 1961 to 1962, he starred in the CBS sitcom Father of the Bride.
Burt appeared in three episodes of the CBS courtroom drama Perry Mason. Metcalfe rose to prominence as the creator and producer of the CBS sitcom M*A*S*H from 1972 until 1983. He began as an assistant producer before becoming a line producer in 1976. However, he became the show’s executive producer in 1977 and worked for Warner Bros. Television throughout the 1980s. Burt subsequently joined MTM Enterprises in November 1986 as the executive producer and director of multiple programs.
Twitter users pay tribute
Burt Metcalfe rose to prominence in the entertainment world as an actor and producer. When word of his death spread, Twitter was inundated with tributes. People who paid respect to the actor recalled and admired him for all of his performances.
RIP Burt Metcalfe, the last living Executive Producer of M*A*S*H. A gentleman and a gentle man. The keeper of the flame will be missed. pic.twitter.com/lTjl7Mrfes
— @DanHarrisonTV (@danharrisontv) July 30, 2022
#RIP Burt Metcalfe; as one of the unsung heroes of ‘M*A*S*H,’ the ‘Gidget’ and ‘Twilight Zone’ actor worked on all 11 seasons of the acclaimed series as a producer, director & writer. “Everybody just had a pride in what they were doing,” he said. https://t.co/Nc9Iw1rDlt
— Mike Barnes (@MikeBarnes4) July 29, 2022