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Harry Morgan ACTOR


Harry Morgan was born on April 10th, 1915 in Detroit, Michigan with the birth name Harry Bratsburg to parents Anna and Henry.  After graduating from Muskegon High School in 1933 he enrolled at the University of Chicago with career goals of obtaining a degree in law.
However, while at College he began showing an interest in acting and decided to get involved as a stage actor.  In 1937, he changed his career goals began to pursue a career as a working stage actor.  He joined the Group Theatre in New York City in 1937 and starred in, "Golden Boy".  This stage role soon followed with others and he also performed with summer stock.
After gaining a number of years experience as a stage actor, Morgan began to pursue the film industry.  He began as a contract player in 1942 with 20th Century Fox.  He first appeared on screen in, "To the Shores of Tripoli" (1942) followed by roles in, "Orchestra Wives" (1942), "Wing and a Prayer" (1944), "The Big Clock" (1948), "High Noon" (1952) starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954) starring James Stewart, "Strategic Air Command" (1955) also starring James Stewart, "The Mountain Road" (1960), "Frankie and Johnny" (1966) starring Elvis Presley, "Snowball Express" (1972) and "The Shootist" (1976) starring John Wayne
He became most well known to the public early on for his role as the character Pete Porter in both the television series, "December Bride" (1954-1959) and "Pete and Gladys" (1960-1962).  Morgan also made a number of other television appearances on such series as, "Have Gun - Will Travel" (1958-1963), "Dragnet" (1967-1970), "The Partridge Family" (1970-1972), "Hec Ramsey" (1972-1974) starring Richard Boone and his role that will always be remembered in the hit television series, "M.A.S.H." (1975-1983) portraying Colonel Sherman T. Potter.  In 1980 he won an Emmy award for his performance in this series. 
After "M.A.S.H"  came to an end in 1983, Morgan continued to make appearances on television in such shows as, "The Incident", "The Simpson's" (1995), "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996), "Murder, She Wrote" (1987)", and "Grace Under Fire" (1996-1997).   

His latest film roles were in 1999 in, "Love and Money" and "Cross Walk".  Then in 2006 he was honored by being inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  
Throughout his lifetime he married twice, first to Eileen Detchon from 1940 through her death on February 4th, 1985 and together they had four children.  He then married Barbara Bushman in 1986 and they remained together until he passed away on December 7th, 2011 at his home in Brentwood, California at the age of ninety six after suffering from pneumonia.   


1999 Crosswalk
1999 Love & Money
1997 Family Plan 
1996-1997 3rd Rock from the Sun 
1996 Grace Under Fire 
1995 The Simpsons 
1995 The Jeff Foxworthy Show
1994 Renegade 
1994 Incident in a Small Town
1992 Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore 
1990 The Incident 
1988 The Twilight Zone
1987-1988 You Can't Take It with You
1988 14 Going on 30
1987 Dragnet 
1987 Murder, She Wrote 
1986 Blacke's Magic
1978-1985 The Love Boat
1983-1984 After MASH 
1983 Sparkling Cyanide
1974-1983 M*A*S*H
1982 The Flight of Dragons 
1981 Rivkin: Bounty Hunter
1980 More Wild Wild West
1980 Scout's Honor 
1980 Roughnecks
1979 Better Late Than Never
1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 
1979 You Can't Take It with You 
1979 The Wild Wild West Revisite
1979 Backstairs at the White House
1979 Roots: The Next Generations 
1978 The Cat from Outer Space
1978 Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid
1978 The Bastard
1978 Murder at the Mardi Gras
1978 Maneaters Are Loose!
1977 The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa 
1977 Exo-Man
1976 The Shootist 
1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang
1975 The Last Day1970-1975 Gunsmoke
1972-1974 Hec Ramsey 
1974 Sidekicks 
1973 Charley and the Angel 
1972 Snowball Express 
1970-1972 The Partridge Family 
1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1971 The D.A. 
1971 Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You 
1971 Cat Ballou
1971 Scandalous John
1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter
1971 The Barefoot Executive
1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz 
1970 But I Don't Want to Get Married! 
1970 Love, American Style
1967-1970 Dragnet 1967
1969 Viva Max 
1969 Support Your Local Sheriff!
1969 Dragnet 1966
1967 The Flim-Flam Man
1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
1966 Frankie and Johnny
1965 Dr. Kildare 
1965 The Wackiest Ship in the Army 
1964-1965 Kentucky Jones 
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! 
1963-1964 The Richard Boone Show 
1963 The Wall to Wall War
1963 The Virginian 
1958-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel 
1962 The Untouchables 
1962 Going My Way
1962 How the West Was Won
1962 Ensign O'Toole 
1960-1962 Pete and Gladys
1960 Cimarron 
1960 The Mountain Road 
1960 Inherit the Wind
1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1959 It Started with a Kiss 
1954-1959 December Bride 
1957 Under Fire 
1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1956 The Teahouse of the August Moon
1956 Star in the Dust 
1953-1956 Cavalcade of America 
1956 Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers
1956 Backlash 
1956 The Bottom of the Bottle 
1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
1955 Not as a Stranger
1955 Strategic Air Command 
1954 The Lone Wolf
1954 The Far Country
1954 About Mrs. Leslie 
1954 Prisoner of War 
1954 The Forty-Niners
1954 The Glenn Miller Story 
1953 Torch Song 
1953 Champ for a Day 
1953 Arena 
1953 Thunder Bay 
1952 Stop, You're Killing Me 
1952 The Doctor
1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
1952 Apache War Smoke 
1952 Big Jim McLain
1952 What Price Glory 
1952 High Noon
1952 My Six Convicts
1952 Bend of the River 
1952 Scandal Sheet 
1952 Boots Malone 
1951 The Blue Veil 
1951 The Well 
1951 The Highwayman
1951 Appointment with Danger
1951 When I Grow Up
1951 The Amazing Mr. Malone
1951 Belle Le Grand
1950 Dark City
1950 The Showdown
1950 Outside the Wall
1949 Holiday Affair
1949 Red Light 
1949 Strange Bargain 
1949 Madame Bovary 
1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend 
1949 Down to the Sea in Ships 
1949 Hello Out There 
1948 Yellow Sky 
1948 Moonrise 
1948 The Saxon Charm 
1948 Race Street
1948 The Big Clock 
1948 All My Sons 
1947 The Gangster
1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt 
1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog 
1946 Somewhere in the Night 
1946 Dragonwyck 
1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home 
1946 From This Day Forward
1945 State Fair
1945 A Bell for Adano 
1944 Gentle Annie 
1944 Wing and a Prayer 
1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster 
1944 The Eve of St. Mark
1943 Happy Land 
1943 The Ox-Bow Incident 
1943 Crash Dive
1942 The Omaha Trail 
1942 Orchestra Wives 
1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
1942 To the Shores of Tripoli

Matinee Classics - Arena starring Gig Young, Jean Hagen, Polly Bergen, Harry Morgan, Barbara Lawrence and Robert Horton
Matinee Classics - How the West Was Won starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Carol Baker, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Harry Morgan, Walter Brennan, Lee Van Cleef, Agnes Moorehead and Robert Preston
Matinee Classics - The Shootist starring John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, Bill McKinney, Richard Boone, John Carradine, Scatman Crothers, Harry Morgan, Hugh OBrian and Sheree North
Matinee Classics - M*A*S*H starring Harry Morgan, William Christopher, Jamie Farr, Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Mike Farrell and Loretta Swit
Matinee Classics - M*A*S*H starring Harry Morgan, William Christopher, Jamie Farr, Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Mike Farrell and Loretta Swit
Matinee Classics - Not as a Stranger starring Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Charles Bickford, Myron McCormick, Lon Chaney Jr., Jesse White, Harry Morgan and Lee Marvin
Matinee Classics - Pete and Gladys starring Harry Morgan, Cara Williams, Gale Gordon, Peter Leeds, Shirley Mitchell, Verna Felton, Barbara Stuart, Ernest Truex, Frances Rafferty and Mina Kolb
Matinee Classics - Prisoner of War starring Ronald Reagan, Steve Forrest, Dewey Martin, Oskar Homolka, Robert Horton, Paul Stewart, Harry Morgan, Stephen Bekassy, Leonard Strong, Darryl Hickman, Weaver Levy, Rollin Moriyama, Ike Jones, Clarence Lung, Jerry Paris, John Lupton and Ralph Ahn
Matinee Classics - Strategic Air Command starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Bruce Bennett, Barry Sullivan, Alex Nicol, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, James Millican, James Bell, Rosemary DeCamp, Richard Shannon and John McKee
Matinee Classics - The Far Country starring James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Corinne Calvet, Ruth Roman, John McIntyre, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Connie Gilchrist, Robert J. Wilke, Chubby Johnson, Royal Dano, Jack Elam, Kathleen Freeman and Connie Van

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