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    RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    Harry Morgan, the prolific character actor best known for playing the acerbic but kindly Colonel Potter in the long-running television series “M*A*S*H,” died Wednesday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96. His son Charles confirmed his death, saying Mr. Morgan had been treated for pneumonia recently.
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    Harry Morgan, right, with Jack Webb in "Dragnet" in 1967.


    In more than 100 movies, Mr. Morgan played Western bad guys, characters with names like Rocky and Shorty, loyal sidekicks, judges, sheriffs, soldiers, thugs and police chiefs.
    On television, he played Officer Bill Gannon with a phlegmatic but light touch to Jack Webb’s always-by-the-book Sgt. Joe Friday in the updated “Dragnet,” from 1967 to 1970. He starred as Pete Porter, a harried husband, in the situation comedy “Pete and Gladys” (1960-62), reprising a role he had played on “December Bride” (1954-59). He was also a regular on “The Richard Boone Show” (1963-64), “Kentucky Jones” (1964-65), “The D.A.” (1971-72), “Hec Ramsey” (1972-74) and “Blacke’s Magic” (1986).But to many fans he was first and foremost Col. Sherman T. Potter, commander of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital unit in Korea. With a wry smile, flat voice and sharp humor, Mr. Morgan played Colonel Potter from 1975 to 1983, when “M*A*S*H” went off the air. He replaced McLean Stevenson, who had quit the series, moving into the role on the strength of his performance as a crazed major general in an early episode.
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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    Horse hockey!


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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    M*A*S*H was truly a classic. Always liked Harry Morgan. Truly a big loss.


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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    Buffalo bagels!



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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    this is sad, but 96 is pretty good


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    I love the Flim Flam man... pretty much Col. Potter meets Smokey and the Bandit.



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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    Not gonna lie, i saw 'harry morgan' and thought 'dexter's dad'



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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    I like swimming with bowlegged women...



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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    Earliest thing I can remember seeing him in was High Noon.


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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    An impressive life/career, I'm more of a Col. Blake man myself, but I certainly enjoyed Potter as well.



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    Thanks, Harry, for all of the memories!




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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    i love Mash. watch it still all the time. RIP



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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    i love Mash. watch it still all the time. RIP
    I definitely got over MASH after watching each rerun about 5 times.

    It's probably an age thing, but I more strongly identify with him in his roll as Gannon in the old Dragnet series.


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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Earliest thing I can remember seeing him in was High Noon.
    "December Bride" and "Pete and Gladys" for me.



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    Re: RIP Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan)

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    Horse hockey!

    I like to think Col. Potter was a Cyclone fan:

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