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The TV actor, Harry Morgan died following a bout of pneumonia. The Emmy Award winner Harry Morgan has passed away, died at the age of 96 on Wednesday, 7th December at his Brentwood home in Los Angeles. The death news of the Harry, who was famous for his portrayal of wisecracking Colonel Sherman T. Potter on ‘M.A.S.H’ has been confirmed by his daughter-in-law Beth Morgan.

Additionally, Beth Morgan has told that the Detective Bill Gannon of crime series ‘Dragnet’ had recently been treated for pneumonia. Also, she remembered the late actor as a very gentle and loving father-in-law. She added that he was side-splittingly funny and was very humble about having such a successful career.

Harry Morgan was born in Detroit in 1925 and had four children with his first wife, Eileen. She died in 1985 after 45 years of their marriage and he is now survived by his second wife, Barbaba Bushman. He had three sons namely Christopher, Charles and Paul. He had eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One of his sons, Daniel had died in 1989.

Harry Morgan’s death news was definitely bad thing to the Hollywood where he made his way to Hollywood in 1942 after working on stage. His earliest film was ‘The Ox Bow Incident’ in 1943 with Henry Fonda. However, his films credit included ‘Wing and a Prayer’, ‘High Noon’ and ‘What Price Glory’. Harry Morgan began his television career in 1950’s where he played Pete Porter in his first series named ‘December Bride’.

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