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Dragnet, M*A*S*H actor Harry Morgan dies

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Harry Morgan, the actor otherwise known as M*A*S*H‘s Colonel Potter, has passed away, according to The New York Times. Morgan, who died in his Los Angeles home, was 96 years old.

Though Morgan is most well-known for his role on M*A*S*H, he was a prolific actor on the big and small screen, starring in such TV programs as Dragnet, Pete and Gladys, and The D.A, and appearing in over 100 movies. But, still, Morgan had said that Potter was “the best part I ever had” — one that even won him an Emmy in 1980. The actor was so fond of the character, he even played Potter in AfterMASH, a spin-off only lasting two years.

Later in life, Morgan continued acting in television, guest starring on such shows as 3rd Rock From the Sun and Murder, She Wrote. The actor is survived by his wife and three sons.

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