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Actor and photographer Allan Arbus poses with his photographer daughter Amy in 2007 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

Allan Arbus, who played the wise — and wisecracking — psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on TV's MASH, has died at age 95.

Arbus' daughter Arin told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday that her father died of congestive heart failure at his Los Angeles home on Friday.

Arbus didn't begin acting until his 40s. He was a television regular who appeared on several series but was best known as Freedman, who counselled shell-shocked army surgeons on a dozen episodes of MASH between 1973 and 1983.

Before turning to Hollywood, the New York-born Arbus had a successful career as a fashion photographer.

After Second World War, he started a studio with then-wife Diane Arbus. She would go on to become one of the most renowned art photographers of the 20th century.