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RIP Harry Morgan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Abe outlasts another.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/arts/television/harry-morgan-mash-and-dragnet-actor-dies-at-96.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimestv&seid=auto


    Liked him better on Dragnet than M*A*S*H
     
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I would have guessed he was 96 when he was on M*A*S*H. Definitely one of those guys who was always of indeterminate age. RIP.
     
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Potter's "tontine" toast from the M*A*S*H episode "Old Soldiers":

    RIP, Sherm.
     
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Was my favorite character in the second half of the run of M*A*S*H. As the grownup in charge, he made the anarchy around him crackle better than when everyone, including the commander, was a cutup. I guess it's a great divide between those who like the first half of the show's run better, and those like myself who like the second half better. I just think the characters were deeper and the show of a better quality (tho the first half of the series was excellent in its own right). That's even granting that the St. Hawkeye aspect was a bit grating.
     
  5. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    RIP Harry Morgan -- So long, Colonel Potter.

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    He actually had two roles on MASH as a guest nut general once, then Col. Potter.
     
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I remember as a very small child watching him in reruns of "Pete & Gladys." I, too, felt that he was about 100 when became a MASH cast member. A solid professional actor, a tribe that can never have enough members.
     
  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    "Ah....horse hockey."

    RIP
     
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    He was also fun in the movie version of "Dragnet" as the chief.

    RIP.
     
  9. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    RIP Joe Gannon and Col. Potter - and yes, he was really cool in the "Dragnet" movie, too.

    What a great, great actor.

    And I agree with the above comments about "Dragnet" being better than "M*A*S*H" - and "M*A*S*H" being a better show with him. He really did help develop the other characters. I hadn't thought about that before.
     
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    "A bit grating" is a HUGE understatement. Many times, it was all about Hawkeye (and Alan Alda's ego)
     
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Helluva pull there, Steak.

    I'll never forget Klinger (Jamie Farr) practicing the forging of Sherman Potter's signature -- using his voice.

    "SHER-man ... POT-ter."

    RIP to one hell of a character actor.
     
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I always felt his best scene was in his first appearance, when he replaced Henry. The guys still didn't know what kind of C.O. they would have, until he absently-minded said while they were finishing up surgery: "I sure could use a belt." Then they're huddled around the still and he tells them he got his Purple Heart when a still he made in WWII blew up.

    RIP.
     
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