Obituary, TV

Obituary: M*A*S*H, Dragnet star Harry Morgan dies aged 96

Harry Morgan, one of the most recognizable faces from US TV in the 70s and 80s, has died at the age of 96. He was best known for playing Colonel Potter in M*A*S*H, as well as for roles in shows such as Dragnet and December Bride.

Morgan initially studied law before switching to acting and embarking upon a Broadway career in the 30s. He moved to Hollywood in 1942 and quickly signed up with 20th Century Fox, going on to appear in films such as The Ox-Bow Incident (1943). But it was when he moved into TV that he began to experience real success.

A role in December Bride led to a spin-off show, Pete and Gladys, in which Morgan was the leading man. But it was his role in M*A*S*H that made him a household name, and he won an Emmy for his performance in 1980. After that show ended,
Morgan continued to act in TV shows and made-for-TV movies.

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