RIP Harry Morgan

Award winning actor Harry Morgan, best known for his roles in “Dragnet” and “M*A*S*H,” passed away from complications of pneumonia yesterday. He was 96.

Morgan won an Emmy for his work as Colonel Sherman T. Potter in “M*A*S*H,” was in several versions of “Dragnet,” but was also a character actor with recurring roles in many television series including “December Bride,” its spin-off “Pete and Gladys,” “Kentucky Jones,” “Hec Ramsey,” “Roots,” “Third Rock from the Sun” and even the infamous “After M*A*S*H.”

I remember him from his dramatic roles in many films overshadowed by his later and more memorable television career. Those unfamiliar should definitely check out High Noon, Inherit the Wind, The Ox-Bow Incident and especially, one of my favorites, The Big Clock, among his over one hundred film appearances. We have lost one of Hollywood’s greatest character actors. Harry Morgan will be missed.

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Glenn Walker is a professional writer, and editor-in-chief and contributing writer at Biff Bam Pop!. A blogger, podcaster, and reviewer of pop culture in all its forms, he's done stints in radio, journalism and video retail. Ask him anything about movies, television, music, or especially comics or French fries, and you’ll be hard pressed to stump him or shut him up.

Posted on December 9, 2011, in emmy awards, film, harry morgan, mash, obit, television. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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