Metcalf died of natural causes on July 27, according to his wife, actress Jane Jordan. Specific details of his funeral have not been released.
All About Burt Metcalf’s Wife Jane Jordan
Janice Hope Jorden was born on September 8, 1942, to Frederic Eugene Jorden and Betty Jane Wilson. The 79-year-old actress played Nurse Baker for five seasons of M*A*S*H.
She worked as a series producer before becoming the show’s executive producer. She is best known for her participation in the two-and-a-half-hour TV movie Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, which, in addition to her appearance on the show, was also the series finale of M*A*S*H.
The actress has also starred in films including “America’s Last Couple,” “The Lou Gehrig’s Tale,” and “In Love: Eleanor.”
Jordan married Metcalfe in December 1979. Metcalf was married to Toby Harry Shipman from 1961 to 1968, but this was Jordan’s first union.
While Jordan is a well-known figure in the industry, little is known about her profession, educational history or parents other than her name.
Burt Metcalfe’s journey in the entertainment industry
Born and raised in Montreal, Burt Metcalfe joined the U.S. Navy in 1956. At Ream Field in San Edisro, California, he worked in public relations for two years.
While he was still in the Navy, he teamed up with a handful of friends to establish the Miss Angel pageant. After that, Metcalf made his film debut with Gidget in 1959, before playing Tom Easton in the episode “Days of Death Valley.”
He played the role of Don Martin in an episode of the first season of “Twilight” that aired in March 1960. From 1960 to 1961, he played Joe Brigham on the NBC sitcom Happy. From 1961 to 1962, starred in the CBS sitcom “Father of the Bride.”
Burt had three cameos on the CBS legal show, Perry Mason.
Metcalf produced the CBS series M*A*S*H from 1972 to 1983 and rose to fame as a screenwriter on the show.
He started out as an associate producer before moving up to a line producer in 1976. However, he joined Warner Bros. Television in the 1980s and served as the show’s executive producer in 1977.
Later, in November 1986, Burt joined MTM Enterprises as executive producer and director of various shows.
Netizens pay tribute on twitter
Burt Metcalf’s career as an actor and producer has helped him establish himself as a household name in the entertainment industry. People tweeted their condolences as soon as they learned of his passing.
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