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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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Pernell Roberts RIP

For one generation he was the oldest of the Cartwright boys, and for another he was the doctor who came home from fun and games in the Korean War to help folks Marcus Welby-style, but however you remember actor, singer and activist Pernell Roberts, he passed away Sunday after a long battle with cancer.

Other than “Bonanza” and “M*A*S*H” spin-off “Trapper John, M.D.,” Roberts starred frequently on television and even won awards for his stage work. He was 81, and will be missed.

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M*A*S*H The Blog

The newest of Rob Kelly‘s Family of Blogs is all about the classic 1970s television sitcom “M*A*S*H.” He’ll be taking a look at the series, episode by episode right from the beginning.

As a fan of Rob’s blogging work, and a latecomer to the series myself (my mom was a nurse who felt offended by the portrayal of nurses on the show, so we never saw it at home), I’m looking forward to this. Check it out here.