Gene Reynolds

American actor, producer, writer, director (1923-2020)

Gene Reynolds (April 4, 1923 – February 3, 2020) was an American actor turned award-winning television writer, director, and producer.[1] He was one of the producers of the popular TV series M*A*S*H.

Gene Reynolds
Eugene Reynolds Blumenthal

(1923-04-04)April 4, 1923
DiedFebruary 3, 2020(2020-02-03) (aged 96)
Burbank, California, United States
Occupation(s)Actor, producer, writer and director
Years active1934–99
Spouse(s)Bonnie Jones
(1967-76; divorced)
Ann Sweeny
(1979-present; 1 son)
Awards2 Primetime Emmy Awards
2 Directors Guild Awards
Writers Guild of America Award

Reynolds appeared in In Old Chicago (1937), Captains Courageous (1937), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), Boys Town (1938), [Of Human Hearts] film (1938) by Clarence Brown with Walter Houston and James Stewart]They Shall Have Music (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Eagle Squadron (1942) and The Country Girl (1954) and on television series like I Love Lucy, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Whirlybirds, and Hallmark Hall of Fame.

Reynolds died of heart failure on February 3, 2020 at a hospital in Burbank, California at the age of 96.[2]


  1. "Archive of American Television Interview with Gene Reynolds, Chapter 1". Archive of American Television. August 22, 2000. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  2. Haefner, Laura (February 4, 2020). "Gene Reynolds, Co-Creator of 'MASH,' Dies at 96". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2020.

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