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M*A*S*H Was One of Many Enduring Roles for Late Harry Morgan

Originally posted 12/08/2011 10:30AM



Harry Morgan might have been best known as Col. Sherman Potter on M*A*S*H, but that role was one of hundreds the Emmy-winning actor played in a career that spanned more than 60 years.

Morgan, who died Wednesday at 96, also had a starring role as officer Bill Gannon on NBC's remake of Dragnet in the late '60s. In the years between Dragnet and M*A*S*H, he played a doctor on the NBC Western Hec Ramsey.

But Morgan was best loved for his comedic side, perhaps best captured, aside from M*A*S*H, in his role as Pete Porter in two CBS sitcoms in the '50s and early '60s – December Bride and its spin-off, Pete and Gladys.

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