RIP Harry Morgan

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2011/12/07 13:57:25 (permalink)
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 14:36:38 (permalink)
    I thought he'd been gone for a while.
    Too bad nevertheless.
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 14:41:22 (permalink)
    96!  Man had a good innings!
     
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 14:47:53 (permalink)
    Bob just told me he died-that man had a wonderful career from Dragnet to Mash
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 14:50:13 (permalink)
    I'll miss my Col Potter.
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 15:03:14 (permalink)
    What a fabulous career he had!  Even though he is best known for his tv work, he was also wonderful in such fine films as Inherit The Wind, High Noon and The Ox-Bow Incident, which came out in 1943!  He made everything he was in better.
    post edited by buffetbuster - 2011/12/07 15:04:21
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 15:11:14 (permalink)
    RIP Colonel !!
    He will always be Colonel Potter to me , growing up in the 70's  and early 80's we would watch MASH at 700pm and All in The Family at 730 pm on Channel #5 in NY , always had dinner over by 7 to sit down and watch . Some of my fondest memories with my Dad was watching our favorite show together .
    He had a great run !!
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 15:19:24 (permalink)
    ann peeples

    Bob just told me he died-that man had a wonderful career from Dragnet to Mash

     
    He started long before Dragnet. I remember him from December Bride.
     
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_Bride
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 16:00:57 (permalink)
    kozel

    ann peeples

    Bob just told me he died-that man had a wonderful career from Dragnet to Mash


    He started long before Dragnet. I remember him from December Bride.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_Bride

    Of course he was in many productions-but best known in my generation as I stated above.
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 16:02:59 (permalink)
    Yes, December Bride and on to Pete and Gladys.
     
    Harry Morgan was one of my customers.  What a nice man.
     
    RIP, Mr. Morgan.
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 16:26:13 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    What a fabulous career he had!  Even though he is best known for his tv work, he was also wonderful in such fine films as Inherit The Wind, High Noon and The Ox-Bow Incident, which came out in 1943!  He made everything he was in better.


    Not to mention "Support Your Local Sheriff"!
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 16:34:20 (permalink)
    cavandre-
    Another good one!
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/07 20:19:01 (permalink)
    I had forgotten the tv series Pete and Gladys in the early 60's. Boy he sure had a good run to make 96 years. Always liked him.
    I guess Harry and Henry are kind of interchangeable but I recall him being called Henry a lot.
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/08 08:48:59 (permalink)
    ces1948

    I had forgotten the tv series Pete and Gladys in the early 60's. Boy he sure had a good run to make 96 years. Always liked him.
    I guess Harry and Henry are kind of interchangeable but I recall him being called Henry a lot.

    He originally used the name Henry Morgan and was credited in the 1942 movie 'To the Shores of Tripoli" as such but later changed it to avoid confusion with the humorist with the same name. For a while it was even Henry 'Harry' Morgan.
     
    http://en.wikipedia.org/w..._Morgan_%28comedian%29
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/08 12:47:58 (permalink)
    His testing the waters of MASH in the episode where he visited the site as a looney one star General was one to remember. Watching him, and some of the other major cast members (no pun) evolve their roles over the years was really interesting to me.
       The Dragnet movie with Dan Akroyd was another fun event.
    Morgan made a lasting name for himself on TV, but catching him in his early days in film was a real treat as well.
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/08 16:07:30 (permalink)
    To the shores of Tripoli was on last night TCM, shortly after I heard of his passing.
    96 YO he had a good long life and a wonderful career.
     
    RIP Col Potter
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/08 17:01:58 (permalink)
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    ces1948

    I had forgotten the tv series Pete and Gladys in the early 60's. Boy he sure had a good run to make 96 years. Always liked him.
    I guess Harry and Henry are kind of interchangeable but I recall him being called Henry a lot.

    He originally used the name Henry Morgan and was credited in the 1942 movie 'To the Shores of Tripoli" as such but later changed it to avoid confusion with the humorist with the same name. For a while it was even Henry 'Harry' Morgan.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/w..._Morgan_%28comedian%29

    That's an interesting comment.  Yesterday, when I first heard the news of his death, I was was watching How The West Was Won on TMC.  In the opening credits, his name was listed as Henry (Harry) Morgan.  I guess in 1962, he was still in the process of transitioning from Henry to Harry.
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/08 20:02:03 (permalink)
    He lasted almost 30 years longer than his Dragnet Sidekick, Jack Webb! He was a Champion Character Actor. Character Actors are generally better known than some flash-in-the-pan Stars.
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/08 20:08:44 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    He lasted almost 30 years longer than his Dragnet Sidekick, Jack Webb! He was a Champion Character Actor. Character Actors are generally better known than some flash-in-the-pan Stars.

     
    Unfortunately, being a 4 pack a day smoker probably didn't help 
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2011/12/12 22:47:20 (permalink)
    Remember him in a lot of things. Lasted forever but often very good in his movies and T.V. series. R.I. P.
    post edited by mr chips - 2011/12/12 22:48:24
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2012/01/26 00:02:51 (permalink)
    Dearfolk,
       It isn't exactly timely, but count me in on R. I. P.-ing Harry "Morgan" Bratsburg, the great actor. Col. Potter was a character never to be forgotten.
          Slightly Sadly But Wholeheartedly, Ort. in 30601-land.
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    Re:RIP Harry Morgan 2012/01/28 16:56:38 (permalink)
    Henry, Harry, and Hank names are often interchanged...as is John & Jack...
     
    Yes, I'm glad that many here recognised his early film work...and although his work as a "charactor actor" is mentioned...his main body of early work is that of a "supporting actor"...and that job is perhaps harder...you have to be good but not upstage the lead actors...you may have only a few lines, but those are vital to the movie (or else they'd not be included in the script)...such as his roll in John Wayne's last movie The Shootist...
     
    In the world of "supporting actors" many are anonymous faces that we've seen many times, but sure as hell don"t know their names...Disney had many of these colorful supporting actors...
     
    But Harry Morgan was good enough to paly anything pitched to him...big parts & small parts...always a professional...
     
    RIP...
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