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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Harry Morgan- Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H*- Dead at Age 96

Actor Harry Morgan passed away Wednesday at his Los Angeles-area home from pneumonia at age 96- according to this ASSOCIATED PRESS story via MyWay news.

An actor in 50 films- on Broadway and in television- where he was most acclaimed.

Mr. Morgan came to the TV show M*A*S*H* in 1975 in a role as Col. Sherman Potter after McLean Stevenson quit his role as commander of the ficticional mobile hospital unit during the Korean War.

Mr. Morgan was also well-known for his TV role of Joe Friday in the program Dragnet.

Harry Morgan is survived by three sons, Charles, Paul and Christopher; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Like Hawkeye in M*A*S*H*- I don't salute many people- but I'm returning your salute "Sherm."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An amazing person who never flaunted who he was.

He could have been your neighbor and been just as common folk as the rest of the neighborhood.

Gave me many hours of enjoyment both on stage and TV over the years.