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Harry Morgan, 'M*A*S*H' Star, Dies at 96

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 7th 2011 12:40PM
Harry Morgan DiesHarry Morgan, best known for playing Colonel Sherman T. Potter on the long-standing army dramedy 'M*A*S*H,' died at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, according to TheWrap. He was 96.

Morgan played Col. Potter for eight years, until 'M*A*S*H's' final episode on Feb. 28, 1983. The series finale was the most watched television episode in US television history at the time, with a record-breaking 125 million viewers.
A decorated TV actor, Morgan also appeared in other iconic roles, like Detective Bill Gannon on 'Dragnet.'

"Harry had a thousand stories. That of course comes from appearing in over 100 movies, and probably 10,000 television programs," M*A*S*H executive producer Ken Levine wrote, paying tribute to Morgan on his blog on Wednesday. "Harry was very much like Colonel Potter. He raised horses, and in fact, in the final episode when he says goodbye to Sophie, that really was one of Harry's horses. The picture on Potter's desk was of Harry's real wife, Eileen. And the only difference in personalities between Harry and Sherman is that Harry held his liquor better."

After 'M*A*S*H,' Morgan appeared in several episodes of 'The Love Boat.'

His last credited television appearance was on an episode of the short-lived TV show 'Love & Money' in 1999.

Morgan also had a three-episode arc on '3rd Rock From the Sun' as Professor Suter. Other TV credits from the 1990s include episodes of 'The Simpsons,' 'Grace Under Fire' and 'The Jeff Foxworthy Show.'

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Rest in peace Harry Morgan I liked your character in the show Dragnet but Thought of you as a father figure as Col Sherman T. Potter in the show M*A*S*H Though my favorite episode was not you as Col. Potter It was your very first appearance on the show When you played General Steele A General who was a few french fries short of a happy meal lol You put a smile on my face many of times For that I am truly grateful to you You was one of a kind and hope reruns will never end.

December 10 2011 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joehdmngr

Say its not so!!! rest in peace, he was like americas father??

December 08 2011 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
skohuth

What no mention of Dragnet?"Dadadadum .. Sledge bangs anvil " badge 714, Liked his character on MASH the best,especially his repartie with Jamie Farr.

December 08 2011 at 9:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Bud Foster

The article says, Detective Bill Gannon on 'Dragnet.'

December 08 2011 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
flabrija63

96. That's a heck of a run for a great guy.

December 08 2011 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wsheel2

The great ones are leaving us. Colonel Potter was my favorite. We will miss you!

December 08 2011 at 9:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bochemilner

Great actor.

December 08 2011 at 9:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
juney

Just loved Harry Morgan, great actor and fine gentleman; may he rest in peace, God love him.

December 08 2011 at 9:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
agarnerrocky

All of them, but one that stands out just a little more then the rest... the episod you don't hear the bullet.

December 08 2011 at 8:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ljkht

What a man!!!

December 08 2011 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rockboomer

A smart and snappy salute to a "Class Act" God Bless and Rest in Peace.

December 08 2011 at 7:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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