Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan

According to his son, Charles, he suffered pneumonia, at the time of his death.

After his last guest-starring role on "Love & Money" (1999), he retired from acting at age 84.

After the deaths of Dean Miller and Frances Rafferty, both in 2004, he became the last surviving cast member of "December Bride" (1954).

Appeared with Lee J. Cobb, the father of his future daughter-in-law Julie Cobb in How the West Was Won (1962).

Attended University of Chicago with a major of pre-law, but a lack of finances dropped him out.

Before he was a successful actor, he worked as a salesman.

Began his career as a contract player with 20th Century Fox in 1942.

Best remembered by the public for his starring roles as Officer Bill Gannon on "Dragnet 1967" (1967) and as Colonel - later Surgeon - Dr. Sherman T. Potter on "M*A*S*H" (1972).

By the time Morgan was a junior in high school at Muskegon High School, he won the Debate Championship at the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Despite high ratings, his second series "Dragnet 1967" (1967) was canceled at the end of the fourth season, due to Jack Webb's planning on leaving the show, to continue producing both successful series: "Adam-12" (1968) and "Emergency!" (1972). Later, Morgan would work with Webb again on both short-lived series: "The D.A." (1971) and "Hec Ramsey" (1972).

Despite not appearing in the same seasons of "M*A*S*H" (1972) with McLean Stevenson, though Morgan guest-starred for one episode, they both starred in The Cat from Outer Space (1978). Morgan played the general, Stevenson played the doctor.

Despite not being an original cast member, next to Mike Farrell, he appeared in each and every episode of "M*A*S*H" (1972), with the exception of 2, after he joined the cast in 1975, until its series cancellation in 1983.

Died 10 days before his 25th Wedding Anniversary to Barbara Bushman.

Enjoyed golfing, traveling, dining, fishing, spending time with his family, reading, raising quarter-horses, horseback riding, animals, painting and poetry.

Father of producer Christopher Morgan.

Graduated from Muskegon High School in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1933.

Grandfather of Rosemary Morgan and Jeremy Morgan.

Grandfather of Spencer Morgan (son of Charles and Charlotte Morgan) of Los Angeles, California.

Had four sons by his first wife: Charles and Paul are both attorneys, Christopher Morgan, a TV producer, and Daniel, who died in 1989.

Harry Morgan passed away on December 7, 2011. This day was also actor Eli Wallach's 96th birthday. He and Morgan were both featured actors in the 1963 film How the West Was Won (1962).