R.I.P. Harry Morgan

The costar of " M*A*S*H" and "Dragnet" passes away at 96.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Earlier today, Harry Morgan passed away from pneumonia complications at the age of 96.

Born Harry Bratsberg in 1915, he eventually took on the stage name, Henry "Harry" Morgan and later simply Harry Morgan over the course of an acting career that lasted for sixty years.

Morgan appeared in well over 50 films, including classics like "High Noon," "Inherit The Wind," "The Ox-Bow Incident," "How the West Was Won" and "The Shootist" alongside stars like John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Elvis Pressley and Henry Fonda among several others.

On television, Morgan costarred as Joe Friday's partner, Officer Bill Gannon on "Dragnet," in addition to roles in "December Bride," "Blacke's Magic" and "3rd Rock from the Sun." But Morgan was best known for his portrayal of Colonel Sherman T. Potter, an iconic character from the TV series " M*A*S*H." Morgan joined the cast in the fourth season and remained until the end of the show's eleven season run; winning an Emmy for the role in 1980. Morgan also reprised his role on the short-lived spinoff series, "AfterMASH."

Morgan also directed eight episodes of "M*A*S*H" and two episodes of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour." In his later years, Morgan made guest appearances on "Grace Under Fire" and "The Jeff Foxworthy Show."

Crave Online expresses our condolences and best wishes to Morgan's family, friends and fans around the world.