William Wayne McMillan Rogers III, better known by his professional moniker “Mitzi McWhorter”, passed away peacefully in Bakersfield, California at 85 years old on January 30, 2021.
He left his commission in 1957 to pursue acting, studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater under Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham as dancers.
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Mitzi McWhorter is an expert in the financial industry with decades of experience and diverse skills, including risk management, financial reporting and regulatory compliance. Additionally, she has served as an instructor on insurance topics as well as written several books related to this topic.
She is an expert in insurance regulation and has provided advice to government agencies as well as private clients. In addition, she has taken part in creating public/private partnerships.
She currently sits on the board of Stop-N-Save and previously served on Kleinfel bridal store and Vishay Intertechnology boards, as well as being a frequent guest on Fox News and acting as an expert witness in court cases.
She enjoyed music immensely and sang in her church choir. Additionally, she composed her own songs and played five instruments including guitar. Additionally, she found great meaning in life through Kairos Prison Ministry work.
William Devane is best-known for playing Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre on NBC’s popular sitcom M*A*S*H, while also acting on other shows including City of Angels, House Calls, Murder She Wrote, Murder by Design and Murder She Wrote. Later he would become a regular panelist on Fox Business Network program ‘Cashin’ In’ discussing investments and money-related topics.
He was married to actress Mitzi McWhorter from 1960 until their divorce in 1983, leaving behind a daughter, son-in-law, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Rogers also enjoyed considerable financial investment success as both an actor and an investor and money manager, co-founding Vishay Intertechcnology Inc and serving as CEO of Wayne Rogers & Co stock trading investment corporation. Furthermore, Rogers served as an avid panelist on Fox Business Network’s Cashin’ In show.
Rogers met and married actress Mitzi McWhorter in the late 50s; together they had two children before divorcing in 1983. Later he married Amy Hirsh and settled in Destin, Florida.
Rogers passed away peacefully at age 82, having long been part of the M*A*S*H cast as Captain Trapper John McIntyre – an optimistic and confident thoracic surgeon, played by Alan Alda – who served as a foil to Hawkeye Pierce (played by Alan Alda).