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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Emmy-winning character actor Harry Morgan, whose portrayal Col. Potter on television’s “M*A*S*H” highlighted a long show-business career, has died. He was 96.

His daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, says the actor died at his home in Brentwood after suffering from pneumonia.

Morgan appeared in mostly supporting roles on the big screen, playing opposite such stars as Henry Fonda, John Wayne, James Garner, Elvis Presley and Dan Aykroyd.

On television, he was more the comedic co-star, including roles on “December Bride,” its spin-off “Pete and Gladys,” as Sgt. Joe Friday’s loyal partner in later “Dragnet” episodes.

But it was his role as Col. Sherman Potter on “M*A*S*H” for which Morgan became best known. He earned an Emmy for his portrayal of the fatherly Col. Potter on CBS-TV’s long-running series.

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4 Comments on "‘M*A*S*H’ star Harry Morgan dies at age 96"

Andrea Gumm
2015 years 10 months ago

I would like to see the episode where Radar hands the binoculars to cournal Potter and Potters eyes turn black from the ink

2015 years 10 months ago

Rest in Peace, (Harry) aka Col. Sherman T. Potter.

Favorite scene…binoculars which had been charcoaled and revealed black eyes after he quite looking through them…and all of his colorful ways of saying Bull$#@*!


Charles Walters
2015 years 10 months ago

Mule Muffins!!!

2015 years 10 months ago

MASH was & still is a great show.


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