Trapper John, M.D. focuses on Dr. "Trapper" John McIntyre 28 years after his discharge from the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) in the Korean War. During that time after the war, the character had mellowed considerably. He did not just learn how to stop fighting the system but became a part of it, in a sense, as the Chief of Surgery at San Francisco Memorial Hospital. Trapper showed tremendous compassion toward his patients, often violating "established hospital procedures." Working with Trapper was an aspiring young professional named Dr. George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates. Gates had a lot in common with Trapper, as he too had served in a MASH (albeit during the later Vietnam War). His sense of humor and love of life also reflected elements of Trapper's younger days. In the show, Gonzo resided in a motor home (dubbed "The Titanic") in the hospital parking lot.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Trapper John, MD - Maxine Stuart - Netflix
Maxine Stuart (June 28, 1918 – June 6, 2013) was an American actress. Stuart was born in Deal, New Jersey as Maxine Shlivek, and raised in Manhattan and Lawrence, Nassau County, New York. Stuart was a life member of The Actors Studio., Her Broadway credits include At War With the Army (1949), A Goose for the Gander (1945), Nine Girls (1943), Ring Two (1939), Sunup to Sundown (1938), and Western Waters (1937). On television, she portrayed B.J. Clawson in Slattery's People,:980 Amanda Earp in The Rousters,:912 Ruth Burton in Room for One More,:908-909 Steve's grandmother in The Pursuit of Happiness,:865 Maureen in Norby,:771 Mrs. Jackson in Margie,:655 and Lenore in Hail to the Chief. She also appeared in numerous other television series, including The Donna Reed Show, The Asphalt Jungle, Stoney Burke, Mr. Novak, The Wonder Years, Chicago Hope, Judging Amy NYPD Blue, The Twilight Zone, and Trapper John, MD, as well as the daytime dramas The Edge of Night, and The Young and the Restless. She appeared in TV movies such as Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (1971) and The Suicide Club (1974). She appeared in feature films such as The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), Private Benjamin (1980), Coast to Coast (1980), and Time Share (2000).
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Stuart was married to actor Frank Maxwell and married David Shaw later. She was a friend of writer Helene Hanff and is mentioned in several of Hanff's books.
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