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Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan (born April 10, 1915) is an American actor. Morgan is perhaps best known as Colonel Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H (1975-83), Pete Porter on both Pete and Gladys (1960-62) and December Bride (1954-1959), Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet (1967-70), and Amos Coogan on Hec Ramsey (1972-74). He has appeared in more than 100 films. Early life and career Morgan was born Harry Bratsberg in Detroit, Michigan of Norwegian heritage. He was raised in Muskegon, Michigan, and graduated from Muskegon High School in 1933, where he achieved distinction as a statewide debating champion. He originally aspired to a law degree, but began acting while a junior at the University of Chicago in 1935. Morgan began acting on stage under his birth name, joining the Group Theatre in New York City in 1937, and appearing in the original production of the Clifford Odets play Golden Boy, followed by a host of successful Broadway roles alongside such other Group members as Lee J. Cobb, Elia Kazan, Sanford Meisner, and Karl Malden. Screen debut Morgan made his screen debut (originally using the name "Henry Morgan") in the 1942 movie To the Shores of Tripoli. His screen name later would become "Henry 'Harry' Morgan" and eventually Harry Morgan, to avoid confusion with the then-popular humorist of the same name. Harry Morgan can be seen as a very young man in the 1941 movie "Sun Valley Serenade". He is seen pushing his way to the front of the crowd in the ballroom to hear Glenn Miller's band play "At Last". Screen career Morgan continued to play a number of significant roles on the big screen in such films as The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), Wing and a Prayer (1944), Dragonwyck (1946), The Big Clock (1948), High Noon (1952), and several films in the 1950s for director Anthony Mann, including Bend of the River (1952), The Glenn Miller Story (1953), Thunder Bay (film) (1953), The Far Country (1955) and Strategic Air Command (1955); in his later film career he starred in Inherit the Wind (1960), How the West Was Won (1962), John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965), Frankie and Johnny (1966), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), Support Your Local Gunfighter! (1971), Snowball Express (1972), The Shootist (1976), The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979), and a cameo in the film version of Dragnet (1987). Besides all of the Anthony Mann films, Morgan was in a number of movies with James Stewart, including The Mountain Road (1960), How the West Was Won, The Glenn Miller Story (1954) and The Shootist (1976), also with John Wayne, with whom he also shared scenes in How the West Was Won. 1950s TV roles Morgan hosted the NBC radio series Mystery in the Air starring Peter Lorre in 1947. On CBS, he played Pete Porter in Pete and Gladys (1960–62), with Cara Williams as wife Gladys. Pete and Gladys was a spinoff of December Bride (1954-1959), starring Spring Byington, Dean Miller, Frances Rafferty, and Verna Felton. When Miller and Rafferty died within three months of each other in 2004, Morgan became the last surviving member of the December Bride cast. 1960s: Dragnet and other roles In the 1964–1965 season, Morgan co-starred as Seldom Jackson in the 26-week NBC comedy/drama Kentucky Jones, starring Dennis Weaver. Morgan is even more widely recognized as Officer Bill Gannon, Joe Friday's partner in the revived version of Dragnet (1967–70). Morgan had also appeared with Dragnet star Jack Webb in two film noir movies, Dark City (1950) and Appointment with Danger (1951), and was an early regular member of Jack Webb's stock company of actors on the original Dragnet radio show. Morgan later worked on two other shows for Webb, 1971's The D.A. and the 1972–74 western Hec Ramsey. Morgan also appeared in at least one episode of Gunsmoke. M*A*S*H (1975–1983) Morgan's first appearance on M*A*S*H was in the show's third season (1974-75), when he played spaced-out Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele ("That's three e's, not all in a row!") in "The General Flipped at Dawn", which originally aired on September 10, 1974. Steele is convinced that the 4077th needs to move closer to the front line, to be near the action. Morgan's memorable Emmy-nominated performance impressed the producers of the show. The following season, Morgan joined the cast of M*A*S*H as Colonel Sherman T. Potter. Morgan replaced McLean Stevenson, who had left the show at the end of the previous season. Col. Potter was a career army officer who was tough, yet good-humored and caring--a father figure to the people under his command. The picture of Col. Potter's wife, on the right side of his desk, is actually that of Mrs. Harry Morgan. He asked if he could use the picture of his wife, and the producers had no objections. In 1980, Morgan won an Emmy award for his performance on M*A*S*H. After the end of the series, Morgan reprised the Potter role in a short-lived spinoff series, AfterMASH.


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Nascut:
Apr 10, 1915 in Detroit, Michigan USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
129
Primul film:
In movie The Kennel Murder Case 1933-10-28
Ultimul film:
Film Greenboy: Prescription for Death 2013-04-20
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of The D.A.
Filme in care a jucat
Film Greenboy: Prescription for Death Bill Gannon (archive footage) 2013-04-20
Film M*A*S*H: 30th Anniversary Reunion Himself 2002-05-17
Serial The Jeff Foxworthy Show Unknown 1995-09-12
Film Incident in a Small Town Judge Bell 1994-01-23
Serial Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
Film Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore Stoddard Bell 1992-01-19
Film Memories Of M*A*S*H Himself/Colonel Sherman Potter 1991-11-25
Film The Teahouse of the August Moon Sergeant Gregovich 1990-05-29
Film The Incident Judge Bell 1990-03-04
Serial The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Film 14 Going on 30 Uncle Herb 1988-03-06
Film Dragnet Captain Gannon 1987-06-25
Serial Blacke's Magic Leonard Blacke 1986-01-05
Serial The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Serial Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Film MASH: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Colonel Sherman Potter 1983-02-28
Film Sparkling Cyanide Captain Kemp 1983-11-05
Serial AfterMASH Sherman T. Potter 1983-09-26
Film The Flight of Dragons Carolinus 1982-08-17
Film More Wild Wild West Skinny Malone 1980-10-07
Film The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again T.P. Gaskill 1979-06-27
Film You Can't Take it With You Mr. DePinna 1979-05-16
Film The Wild Wild West Revisited Robert T. Malone 1979-05-09
Serial Roots: The Next Generations Bob Campbell 1979-02-18
Serial Backstairs at the White House Pres. Harry S. Truman 1979-01-29
Film Backstairs at the White House President Harry S. Truman 1979-01-29
Film The Cat from Outer Space General Stilton 1978-06-09
Film Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid Hugo Peavey 1978-05-26
Film The Bastard Capt. Caleb 1978-05-22
Film Murder at the Mardi Gras 1978-05-10
Film Maneaters Are Loose! Toby Waites 1978-05-03
Film Exo-Man Arthur Travis 1977-06-18
Serial The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Film The Shootist Marshall Walter Thibido 1976-08-11
Film The Apple Dumpling Gang Homer McCoy 1975-07-01
Film The Last Day Narrator 1975-02-15
Film Charley and the Angel The Angel formerly Roy Zerney 1973-03-23
Serial M*A*S*H Sherman Potter 1972-09-17
Serial Hec Ramsey Doc Amos Coogan 1972-09-13
Film Snowball Express Jesse McCord 1972-01-01
Serial The D.A. H.M. 'Staff' Stafford 1971-09-17
Film Scandalous John Sheriff Pippin 1971-06-22
Film Support Your Local Gunfighter Taylor 1971-05-26
Film The Barefoot Executive E.J. Crampton 1971-03-17
Film The Feminist and the Fuzz Horace Bowers 1971-01-26
Serial Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Film Dragnet Bill Gannon 1969-01-27
Film Support Your Local Sheriff! Olly Perkins 1969-03-26
Serial Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Film Viva Max! Chief of Police Sylvester 1969-12-01
Film The Flim-Flam Man Sheriff Slade 1967-08-22
Serial Dragnet 1967-01-01
Film What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Major Pott 1966-01-01
Film Frankie and Johnny Cully 1966-01-01
Film John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Deems Sarajevo 1965-03-24
Film The Civil War Ulysses S. Grant 1962-11-01
Film How the West Was Won Ulysses S. Grant 1962-10-01
Serial The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Serial Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Film Cimarron Jessie Rickey 1960-12-01
Serial Pete and Gladys 1960-09-19
Film Inherit the Wind Judge Mel 1960-06-24
Film The Mountain Road Mike Michaelson 1960-06-15
Film It Started with a Kiss Charles Meriden 1959-08-19
Film Under Fire 1957-09-23
Serial Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Film Star in the Dust Lew Hogan 1956-06-13
Film Backlash Tony Welker 1956-04-11
Serial Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Film Strategic Air Command Sergeant Bible 1955-07-12
Film Not as a Stranger Oley 1955-07-01
Serial Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Serial December Bride Pete Porter 1954-10-04
Film About Mrs. Leslie Fred Blue 1954-08-03
Film The Forty-Niners Alf Billings 1954-07-30
Film The Far Country Ketchum 1954-02-12
Film The Glenn Miller Story Chummy MacGregor 1954-01-04
Film Arena Lew Hutchins 1953-06-24
Film Thunder Bay Rawlings 1953-05-21
Film Champ for a Day Al Muntz 1953-08-15
Film Torch Song Joe Denner 1953-10-01
Film Toughest Man in Arizona Verne Kimber 1952-10-10
Film Apache War Smoke Ed Cotten 1952-09-25
Film What Price Glory Sergeant Moran 1952-08-22
Film High Noon Sam Fuller 1952-06-09
Film My Six Convicts Dawson 1952-03-20
Film Bend of the River Shorty 1952-02-13
Film Scandal Sheet Biddle 1952-01-16
Film Boots Malone Quarter Horse Henry 1952-01-11
Film Stop, You're Killing Me Innocence 1952-12-10
Film The Blue Veil Charles Hall 1951-10-26
Film The Well Claude Packard 1951-09-24
Film When I Grow Up Father Reed (Modern) 1951-04-19
Film Belle Le Grand Abel Stone 1951-01-27
Film Appointment with Danger George Soderquist 1950-04-07
Film Outside the Wall Garth 1950-02-08
Film The Showdown Rod Main 1950-08-15
Film Dark City Soldier 1950-10-17
Film Holiday Affair Police Lieutenant 1949-12-24
Film Strange Bargain Richard Webb 1949-11-05
Film Red Light Rocky 1949-09-30
Film Madame Bovary Hyppolite 1949-08-25
Film Down to the Sea in Ships Britton 1949-02-15
Film Yellow Sky Half Pint 1948-12-24
Film Moonrise Billy Scripture 1948-10-01
Film Race Street Hal Towers 1948-09-11
Film All My Sons Frank Lubey 1948-05-01
Film The Big Clock Bill Womack 1948-03-18
Film The Gangster Shorty 1947-11-25
Film From This Day Forward Hank Beesley 1946-03-02
Film Dragonwyck Klaas Bleecker 1946-04-10
Film Somewhere in the Night Bath Attendant (uncredited) 1946-06-12
Film Crime Doctor's Man Hunt Jervis 1946-10-24
Film It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog Gus Rivers 1946-07-01
Film State Fair Barker 1945-08-29
Film A Bell for Adano Capt. N. Purvis 1945-06-21
Film The Eve of St. Mark Private Shevlin 1944-05-22
Film Wing and a Prayer Malcolm Brainard 1944-01-01
Film Roger Touhy, Gangster Thomas "Smoke" Reardon 1944-06-03
Film Take It or Leave It Himself 1944-07-17
Film Gentle Annie Cottonwood Goss 1944-12-05
Film Happy Land Tony Cavrek 1943-11-10
Film Crash Dive Brownie 1943-04-22
Film The Ox-Bow Incident Art Croft 1943-03-11
Film To the Shores of Tripoli Mouthy 1942-11-09
Film Orchestra Wives Cully Anderson 1942-09-04
Film The Omaha Trail Henchman Nat 1942-09-01
Film The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Ebenezer Burling 1942-08-28
Film The Kennel Murder Case Gamble (uncredited) 1933-10-28