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Harry Morgan, a man who practically defines the term “character actor,” and who was so memorable as Col. Sherman Potter in the television version of “M*A*S*H,” passed away yesterday. He was 96.
KC's View:
Morgan joined “M*A*S*H” in 1975, after McLean Stevenson left the series (in what might be one of the boneheaded career moves of all time). Morgan made the transition seamless while adding both wry maturity and sure comic timing to the classic series.

While Morgan probably is best remembered for his television work - he also starred with Jack Webb in a revival of “Dragnet” in the late sixties - it also is amazing how many terrific movies he was in over his long career - The Ox-Bow Incident, All My Sons, and The Big Clock, as well as two of my all-time favorite movies - High Noon and Inherit The Wind.