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Harry Morgan
Birth name Harry Bratsburg
Born April 10, 1915 (1915-04-10) (age 92)
Flag of United States Detroit, Michigan
Spouse(s) Eileen Detchon 1940 - 1985 (death)
Barbara Bushman Quine 1988 - present
Notable roles Colonel Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H
Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet

Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsburg on April 10, 1915 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American television actor of Norwegian extraction. He graduated from Muskegon High School in Muskegon, Michigan [1]. Harry S. Morgan (born as Michael Schey on August 29, 1945 in Essen, Germany) is a German actor, producer and director of pornographic movies. ... Before you can upload images you will need to register an account Only use this if you hold the copyright on the image. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Founded 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ... Colonel Sherman T. Potter was a fictional character from the M*A*S*H television show. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the 1961... Dragnet was a long-running radio and television police procedural drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Founded 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Muskegon High School is a public high school located in Muskegon, Michigan. ... The entrance to Muskegon Lake from Lake Michigan at Muskegon, Michigan Muskegon is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


He is perhaps best known as Colonel Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H, "Pete" on Pete and Gladys and December Bride, and Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet. Colonel Sherman T. Potter was a fictional character from the M*A*S*H television show. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the 1961... Harry Morgan and Cara Williams from Pete and Gladys Pete and Gladys was an American situation comedy broadcast by CBS on Monday night at 8:00pm Eastern and Pacific time for two seasons, beginning on September 19, 1960. ... December Bride was a situation comedy broadcast in the United States by the CBS television network. ... Dragnet was a long-running radio and television police procedural drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. ...


Family

Morgan has been married twice, first to Eileen Detchon from 1940 until her death in 1985, and then to Barbara Bushman Quine (granddaughter of silent film star Francis X. Bushman) from 1988 to the present. He had four sons with his first wife, Christopher, Charles, Paul and Daniel (who died in 1982). His grandson Spencer Morgan is a columnist at the New York Observer.[2] Francis X. Bushman Francis Xavier Bushman (January 10, 1883 – August 23, 1966) was the first major male movie star, first starting in 1911 in the silent film His Friends Wife. ... The New York Observer is a weekly newspaper first published in New York City on September 22, 1987 by Arthur L. Carter, a very successful former investment banker with publishing interests. ...


Career

Harry Morgan began his acting career on the stage under his birth name Harry Bratsburg, joining the famed Group Theater in 1937 and appearing in the original production of Clifford Odets "Golden Boy," followed by a host of successful Broadway roles opposite such other Group members as Lee J. Cobb, Elia Kazan, Sanford Meisner and Karl Malden. Morgan made his screen debut, originally using the name Henry Morgan, in the 1942 movie To the Shores of Tripoli. His screen name later would become Henry "Harry" Morgan and eventually Harry Morgan, to avoid confusion with the then-popular comedian of the same name on radio and TV. 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... To the Shores of Tripoli is a 1942 film starring John Payne, Maureen OHara, Randolph Scott, and Nancy Kelly. ... Henry Morgan (March 31, 1915 - May 19, 1994), born in New York City, was a comedian best remembered for having been a regular panelist on the CBS game show Ive Got a Secret. ...


Morgan continued to play a number of significant roles on the big screen in such films as The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), Dragonwyck (1946), High Noon (1952), The Glenn Miller Story (1953), Inherit the Wind (1960), How The West Was Won (1962), John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965), Frankie and Johnny (1966), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969); Support Your Local Gunfighter! (1971); The Shootist (1976), and The Wild Wild West Revisted (1979). He also made a guest appearance on "The Love Boat." The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1940 western novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, in which two drifters are drawn into a posse formed to find the murderer of a local man. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a beautifully written work of historical fiction, set in 1840s New York. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang of killers by himself. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Glenn Miller Story is a rather boring 1953 movie about a guy who always appeared as boring himself, except for the swinging music he arranged and conducted. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, which opened on Broadway in January 1955, and a 1960 Hollywood film based on the play. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... How the West Was Won is an epic 1962 western film which follows several generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Goldfarb, Please Come Home is a 1963 novel by William Peter Blatty. ... Frankie and Johnny is a 1966 musical starring Elvis Presley as a riverboat gambler. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Support Your Local sheriff! is a comic western film starring James Garner and Harry Morgan. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Support Your Local Gunfighter! is a 1971 comic western film starring James Garner and Suzanne Pleshette. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... The Shootist is a novel written by Glendon Swarthout, published in 1975. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Morgan hosted the NBC radio series Mystery in the Air starring Peter Lorre in 1947. On television, he played Pete in Pete and Gladys (1960-1962), a spin-off of his character in December Bride starring Spring Byington. He is even more widely recognized as Officer Bill Gannon, Joe Friday's partner in the revived version of Dragnet (1967-1970). Morgan had also appeared with Dragnet star Jack Webb in two film noir movies, Dark City (1950) and Appointment with Danger (1951), and was an early regular member of Jack Webb's stock company of actors on the original Dragnet radio show. Harry Morgan and Cara Williams from Pete and Gladys Pete and Gladys was an American situation comedy broadcast by CBS on Monday night at 8:00pm Eastern and Pacific time for two seasons, beginning on September 19, 1960. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... December Bride was a situation comedy broadcast in the United States by the CBS television network. ... Spring Byington (October 17, 1886 – September 7, 1971) was an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Officer Bill Gannon was a fictional character played by American actor Harry Morgan (born 1915) on the television series Dragnet 67. ... -LAPD Badge 714 Detective Sergeant Joe Friday was a fictional character created and played by American actor, television producer, and writer Jack Webb (1920-1982) on Dragnet. ... Dragnet opening frame from the 1967 version. ... John Randolph Jack Webb (April 2, 1920 – December 23, 1982) was an American actor, television producer, director, and writer who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the radio and television series Dragnet. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Dark City was a 1950 black-and-white film in the film noir style. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Then came M*A*S*H. Morgan played crazed Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele in the third season opener "The General Flipped at Dawn" (9/10/74). Steele is convinced that the 4077th needs to move closer to the front line, to be near the action. M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the 1961... ‹ The template below (Unreferenced episode) is being considered for deletion. ... From left to right: Corporal Radar OReilly, Major Frank Burns, Lt. ...


Morgan's memorable performance as Steele impressed the producers of the show. The following season, Morgan joined the cast of M*A*S*H as the beloved Colonel Sherman T. Potter. Morgan replaced McLean Stevenson, who had left the show at the end of the previous season. Colonel Potter was a career Army officer who was tough yet caring - a father figure to the people under his command. Colonel Sherman T. Potter was a fictional character from the M*A*S*H television show. ... McLean Stevenson (November 14, 1927 – February 15, 1996) (full name Edgar McLean Stevenson, Jr. ...


In 1980, Morgan won an Emmy award for his performance on M*A*S*H. After the end of the series Morgan then reprised the Potter role in a shortlived spin-off series, AfterMASH. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the 1961... AfterMASH was a situation comedy that ran for two seasons (1983-1985) on CBS. A spin-off of the long-running hit series M*A*S*H, AfterMASH took place immediately following the end of the Korean War and chronicled the adventures of three characters from the original series: Colonel...


In 1987, Morgan also reprised his Bill Gannon character for a supporting role in the film version of Dragnet, a comedy starring and written by Dan Aykroyd, and co-starring Tom Hanks and Christopher Plummer. On the TV show, Morgan had usually played Gannon fairly light and comedic, in keeping with his general acting style in those days, and contrasting well with Jack Webb's no-nonsense portrayal of Joe Friday. Curiously, or perhaps purposely, in the film version, he played Gannon as a brusque, authoritarian captain of police, quite different from his Detective Gannon in the 1967 TV show, and rather closer to his characterization of Colonel Potter. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Dragnet is a 1987 film starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Dabney Coleman, Harry Morgan, and Alexandra Paul. ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor, Emmy-winning director, voice-over artist and movie producer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In the 1990s, Morgan played the role of "Judge Stoddard Bell" on the series of The Incident TV movies. He was also on an episode of The Simpsons as Officer Bill Gannon from Dragnet in the 7th season ("Mother Homer'), and made an appearance on 3rd Rock from the Sun as a university professor. Morgan also directed episodes for several TV series, including 2 episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and 8 episodes of M*A*S*H. Harry Morgan also had a guest role on The Jeff Foxworthy Show as Raymond. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Simpsons redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alfred Hitchcock Presents was a half-hour anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the 1961... The Jeff Foxworthy Show is the name of two short-lived television series starring comedian Jeff Foxworthy and based on Foxworthys stand-up comedy routine. ...


In 2006, Harry Morgan was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Bronze Wrangler The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum and art gallery, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, housing one of the largest collections of: Western, American cowboy, American rodeo, and American Indian; art, artifacts, and archival materials, in the world. ...


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Harry Morgan Trivia - Harry Morgan Facts - Harry Morgan Notes (438 words)
Morgan was billed as Henry Morgan for fifteen years till he changed his name to Henry in the 1950s.
Harry Morgan: Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way.
Harry's second wife, actress Barbara Bushman, is the granddaughter of silent screen actor Francis X. Bushman and the daughter of movie actor Ralph Bushman.
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Harry Morgan is a long-time character actor, famous as Col. Sherman Potter on M*A*S*H, and as Officer Bill Gannon, Jack Webb's sidekick on the 1960s revival of Dragnet.
Morgan was married for 45 years to stage actress Eileen Detchon, until her death.
In 1996, in an argument after attending a party, Morgan was arrested for beating Quine, and according to the police report, she had "a red, swollen left foot, a one-quarter-inch cut near her right eye and a bruised right arm." Charges were dropped when he agreed to attend anger management classes.
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