Death of Harry Morgan

April 10, 1915 - December 7, 2011
Los Angeles, California | Age 96

TV's Colonel Potter from 'M*A*S*H' dies at 96
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GREG RISLING, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Morgan never planned to be an actor, yet he spent 10 years on one of the top TV series of all time, made 50 films and appeared on Broadway. He became one of the best-known character actors in Hollywood.

But it was Morgan's portrayal of the fatherly Col. Sherman Potter on "M-A-S-H" for which Morgan became most famous, and he knew it.

"M-A-S-H was so damned good," Morgan told The Associated Press. "I didn't...

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