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M*A*S*H Star Harry Morgan

Dead at 96

12/7/2011 9:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Emmy Award-winning actor Harry Morgan -- who played Colonel Potter on the series M*A*S*H -- died this morning in his L.A. home ... this according to the actor's son.

His son Charles told the NY Times ... Morgan was recently treated for pneumonia -- thought it's unclear if that was a cause of death.

Morgan had an illustrious TV career -- also starring in "Dragnet," "Pete and Gladys," "December Bride," and "Hec Ramsey."

Morgan is survived by his wife Barbara, three son's from his previous marriage, and eight grandchildren. He was 96.

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Quinn Stone    

Very Sad news. RIP Colonel Potter.

966 days ago
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david    

RIP Col. Potter

966 days ago
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Ih8Taxes    

I really liked him and he was a good actor. You will be missed. God Bless.

966 days ago
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louRob    

sons, not son's.

966 days ago
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jpurdie    

You made me laugh time and time again, you will be missed!!!
RIP Colonel

966 days ago
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LA Native    

He was old school Hollywood, a real class act of the type you rarely see anymore. My condolences to his family and RIP Col. Potter, we love you.

966 days ago
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Bobby    

Okay, this was just posted and the older Brook Mueller bit has already been bumped above it. Fan or not, this was a guy who actually did something. Starred in two hit TV series, and was a working actor his entire life. Who bumps him? A talentless drug addict. I know the guy was old, but the death of a hardworking lifetime working actor considered less important than another in a long line of BM escapades? That's embarrassing, TMZ.

966 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I was just wondering about him the other day while watching Dragnet. I also thought he had died already.

RIP, HM

966 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

He had a better run than most. R.I.P. my friend.

966 days ago
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Tess    

"three son's from a previous marriage" Seriously? You're supposed to be professional journalists and don't know when not to use an apostrophe?

966 days ago
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dchillrat    

RIP Officer Bill Gannon.

966 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Awww, very sad news, indeed.

Rest in Peace, Sir.

966 days ago
13.

pink floyd    

so sad, thanks for all the laughs. RIP Sherman T. Potter. !!!

966 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Thanks for entertaining me, and making me laugh the whole time I was growing up Harry. There's a place for you in Heaven. RIP What a loss

966 days ago
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Alan Carver    

Harry Morgan, thank you for sharing your acting talents with the rest of the world! Your kind of "real-acting" talent will be missed! Rest In Peace.

966 days ago
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