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Morgan (center) in
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF.
About Harry Morgan (1915 – 2011)
Harry Morgan was born in Detroit, Michigan. While preparing for a career in law at the University of Chicago in 1935, Harry began acting and jumped ship.
Two years later, he was acting in New York City alongside the likes of Lee J. Cobb, Elia Kazan and Karl Malden on Broadway.
He turned to movie acting in Los Angeles. In 1952, Henry Morgan was a cast member of HIGH NOON, with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, playing the character Sam Fuller.
Morgan performed significant roles in many movies, including HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962), in which he played Ulysses S. Grant to John Wayne's William Tecumseh Sherman, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER! (1971), and THE SHOOTIST (1976).
Morgan became a household favorite as Detective Bill Gannon on the popular crime TV show, Dragnet (1967 - 1970).
Morgan is known for his portrayal of the long suffering, down to earth Colonel Sherman T. Potter in the television series, M*A*S*H*, from 1975-1983. Morgan earned 10 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and won a Primetime Emmy in 1980.
When Harry's character, Colonel Sherman Potter, joined M*A*S*H, he put a picture of his wife, Mildred, in the upper left hand corner of his desk, where it remained for the rest of the show's run. Harry Morgan won a Primetime Emmy in 1980 for his work on M*A*S*H; (1975-83).
Henry Morgan was a popular actor on a variety of other television series, including DECEMBER BRIDE; (1954-59), THE RICHARD BOONE SHOW; (1963-64), KENTUCKY JONES; (1964-65), DRAGNET; (1967-70), THE D.A.; (1971-72), and HEC RAMSEY; (1972-74). He also starred in HEC RAMSEY; from 1972-1974.
Referring to his early years in Hollywood, Morgan commented, "I didn't have enough money to go back east, so I stayed around, finding jobs mainly out of friendships. I played a lot of sheriffs in those years."
Harry Morgan's notable credits include...
FAMILY PLAN (1998)
3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN (1996-1997 TV series)
M*A*S*H (1975-1983 TV series)
THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG RIDES AGAIN (1979)
he apple dumpling gang (1975)
CHARLEY AND THE ANGEL (1973)
SNOWBALL EXPRESS (1972)
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER (1971)
SCANDALOUS JOHN (1971)
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERRIFF (1969)
THE FLIM FLAM MAN (1967)
WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, DADDY? (1966)
HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962)
INHERIT THE WIND (1960)
THE MOUNTAIN ROAD (1960)
IT STARTED WITH A KISS (1959)
UNDER FIRE (1957)
THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON (1956)
STAR IN THE DUST(1956)
ABOUT MRS. LESLIE (1954)
THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954)
THUNDER BAY (1953)
MY SIX CONVICTS (1952)
HIGH NOON (1952)
BOOTS MALONE (1952)
THE SHOWDOWN (1950)
THE HIGHWAYMAN (1951)
THE SHOWDOWN (1950)
HOLIDAY AFFAIR (1949)
STRANGE BARGAIN (1949)
DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS (1949)
YELLOW SKY (1948)
RACE STREET (1948)
THE BIG CLOCK (1948)
THE GANGSTER (1947)
IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DOG (1946)
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD (1946)
STATE FAIR (1945)
A BELL FOR ADANO (1945)
GENTLE ANNIE (1944)
WING AND A PRAYER (1944)
ROGER TOUHY, GANGSTER (1944)
THE EVE OF ST. MARK (1944)
HAPPY LAND (1943)
THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1943)
CRASH DIVE (1943)
ORCHESTRA WIVES (1942)
THE OMAHA TRAIL (1942)
THE LOVE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE (1942)
TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI (1942)
Harry Morgan's notable television include...
THE AMAZING MR. MALONE (TV MOVIE) (1950)
DRAGNET (TV SERIES 1953)
DECEMBER BRIDE (TV SERIES 1954-1959)
PETE AND GLADYS (TV SERIES 1960-1962)
THE RICHARD BOONE SHOW (TV SERIES 1963-1964)
KENTUCKY JONES (TV SERIES 1964-1965)
DR. KILDARE (TV SERIES 1965)
DRAGNET (1966)(TV MOVIE) (1969)
DRAGNET 1967 (TV SERIES 1967-1970)
BUT I DON'T WANT TO GET MARRIED! (TV MOVIE)(1970)
ELLERY QUEEN:DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU (TV MOVIE) (1971)
HEC RAMSEY (TV SERIES 1972-1974)
MCLAREN'S RIDERS (TV MOVIE)(1977)
THE BASTARD (TV MOVIE) (1978)
KATE BLISS AND THE TICKER TAPE KID (1978)
BACKSTAIRS AT THE WHITE HOUSE (TV MINI-SERIES)(1979)
ROOTS: THE NEXT GENERATIONS (TV MINI-SERIES 1979)
Morgan in SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER (1971).
Harry Morgan in M*A*S*H farewell show (1983)