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Wednesday
Dec072011

M*A*S*H's Col. Potter, Harry Morgan, Dies at 96

Alan Alda (L), as Captain Benjamin Hawkeye Pierce, Mike Farrell (C), as Captain B.J. Hunnicut, and Harry Morgan, as Colonel Sherman T. Potter, on the television show M*A*S*H. (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- Harry Morgan, famous for his work on two classic TV shows, Dragnet and M*A*S*H, has died. The actor passed away Wednesday morning at his home in California, his son Charles confirms to The New York Times.

Morgan played Col. Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H from 1975 to 1983, replacing McLean Stevenson's Col. Henry Blake as the commanding officer of the Korea War-era 4077th mobile field hospital.  He previously starred in an updated Dragnet series which ran from 1967-1970, and appeared in more than 100 films throughout his career.

Morgan reprised his Emmy winning role as Potter, albeit briefly, in the short-lived civilian-life spin-off AfterMASH.

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