By John Mitchell
Updated April 23, 2013 at 04:37 PM EDT

Actor and photographer Allan Arbus died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, The New York Times reports. He was 95.

Arbus was best known for his role as Major Sidney Freedman on the classic series M*A*S*H, and appeared on Matlock, The Four Seasons, In the Heat of the Night and Judging Amy. His final on-screen appearance came in 2000 on the award-winning HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Prior to beginning his acting career and during his service in the army, Arbus was – like his legendary late wife, Diane Arbus – a photographer. They separated in 1959 and divorced a few years later, but are said to have remained friends until her death from suicide in 1971.

He remarried in 1976 and is survived by his wife, Mariclare Costello, and three daughters, photographer Amy Arbus, writer Doon Arbus, and (with Mariclare) Arin Arbus

Arbus was portrayed by Modern Family star Ty Burrell in the 2006 film Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. Nicole Kidman played Diane in the film.

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