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Harry Morgan (I) (1915–2011)

Harry Morgan was a prolific character actor who starred in over 100 films and was a stage performer. Known to a younger generation of fans as "Col. Sherman T. Potter" on M*A*S*H (1972). Also known for his commanding personality throughout his career, he tackled movies and television in a way no other actor would do it. Born Harry Bratsberg in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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M*A*S*H Col. Sherman T. Potter / Maj. Gen. Bartford Hamilton Steele
The Ox-Bow Incident
High Noon
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 1997 Family Plan
Sol Rubins
 1987 Dragnet
 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Maj. T.P. Gaskill
 1978 The Cat from Outer Space
General Stilton
 1976 The Shootist
Marshall Thibido
 1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang
Homer McCoy
 1973 Charley and the Angel
The Angel formerly Roy Zerney
 1972 Snowball Express
Jesse McCord
 1971 Scandalous John
Sheriff Pippin
 1971 The Barefoot Executive
E.J. Crampton
 1969 Viva Max
Chief of Police Sylvester
 1969 Support Your Local Sheriff!
Olly Perkins
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man
Sheriff Slade
 1966 Frankie and Johnny
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
Secretary of State Deems Sarajevo
 1962 How the West Was Won
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
 1960 Cimarron
Jesse Rickey (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
 1960 Inherit the Wind
Judge Mel Coffey
 1960 The Mountain Road
Sgt. 'Mike' Michaelson (as Henry 'Harry' Morgan)
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Charles Meriden (as Henry 'Harry' Morgan)
 1957 Under Fire
Sgt. Joseph C. Dusak (as Henry Morgan)
 1956 The Teahouse of the August Moon
Sgt. Gregovich (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
 1956 Star in the Dust
Lew Hogan
 1956 Backlash
Tony Welker
 1956 The Bottom of the Bottle
Felix - Barkeep (as Henry Morgan)
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues (uncredited)
 1955 Not as a Stranger
 1955 Strategic Air Command
Sgt. Bible - Flight Engineer (as Henry Morgan)
 1954 The Far Country
Ketchum (as Henry Morgan)
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Fred Blue (as Henry Morgan)
 1954 Prisoner of War
Maj. O.D. Hale
 1954 The Forty-Niners
Alf Billings (as Henry Morgan)
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Chummy (as Henry Morgan)
 1953 Torch Song
Joe Denner (as Henry Morgan)
 1953 Champ for a Day
Al Muntz (as Henry Morgan)
 1953 Arena
Lew Hutchins (as Henry Morgan)
 1953 Thunder Bay
Rawlings (as Henry Morgan)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me
Innocence (as Henry Morgan)
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
Verne Kimber (as Henry Morgan)
 1952 Apache War Smoke
Ed Cotten
 1952 Big Jim McLain
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 What Price Glory
Sgt. Moran (uncredited)
 1952 High Noon
Sam Fuller (as Henry Morgan)
 1952 My Six Convicts
 1952 Bend of the River
Shorty (as Henry Morgan)
 1952 Scandal Sheet
Biddle (as Henry Morgan)
 1952 Boots Malone
Quarter Horse Henry (as Henry Morgan)
 1951 The Blue Veil
Charles Hall
 1951 The Well
Claude Packard (as Henry Morgan)
 1951 The Highwayman
Tim (as Henry Morgan)
 1951 When I Grow Up
Father Reed (modern) (as Henry Morgan)
 1951 Belle Le Grand
Abel Stone (as Henry Morgan)
 1950 Dark City
Soldier (as Henry Morgan)
 1950 The Showdown
Rod Main (as Henry Morgan)
 1950 Appointment with Danger
George Soderquist (as Henry Morgan)
 1950 Outside the Wall
Garth (as Henry Morgan)
 1949 Holiday Affair
Police Lieutenant (as Henry Morgan)
 1949 Red Light
Rocky (as Henry Morgan)
 1949 Strange Bargain
Lt. Richard Webb (as Henry Morgan)
 1949 Madame Bovary
Hyppolite (as Henry Morgan)
 1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships
Britton (as Henry Morgan)
 1948 Yellow Sky
Half Pint (as Henry Morgan)
 1948 Moonrise
Billy Scripture (as Henry Morgan)
 1948 The Saxon Charm
Hermy (as Henry Morgan)
 1948 Race Street
Hal Towers (as Henry Morgan)
 1948 All My Sons
Frank Lubey (as Henry Morgan)
 1948 The Big Clock
Bill Womack (as Henry Morgan)
 1947 The Gangster
Shorty (as Henry Morgan)
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
Jervis (uncredited)
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Gus Rivers (as Henry Morgan)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
Bath Attendant (uncredited)
 1946 Dragonwyck
Klaas Bleecker (as Henry Morgan)
 1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home
Joe Patillo (as Henry Morgan)
 1946 From This Day Forward
Hank Beesley (as Henry Morgan)
 1945 State Fair
Barker (as Henry Morgan)
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Capt. N. Purvis (as Henry Morgan)
 1944 Gentle Annie
Cottonwood Goss (as Henry Morgan)
 1944 Wing and a Prayer
Ens. Malcolm Brainard (as Henry Morgan)
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Thomas J. 'Smoke' Reardon (as Henry Morgan)
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark
Pvt. Shevlin (as Henry Morgan)
 1943 Happy Land
Anton 'Tony' Cavrek (as Henry Morgan)
 1943 The Ox-Bow Incident
Art Croft (as Henry Morgan)
 1943 Crash Dive
Brownie (as Henry Morgan)
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Cully Anderson (as Henry Morgan)
 1942 The Omaha Trail
Henchman Nat (as Henry Morgan)
 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Ebenezer Burling (as Henry Morgan)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Mouthy (as Henry Morgan)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Blocky Lockhart"; credited as Harry Bratburg) in "The Cream in the Well" on Broadway. Written by Lynn Riggs. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Martin Gabel. Booth Theatre: 20 Jan 1941-8 Feb 1941 (24 performances). Cast: Virginia Campbell, Leif Erickson (as "Clabe"), Myron McCormick (as "Gard Dunham"), ... See more »

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'Henry [Harry] Morgan' | Henry 'Harry' Morgan | Henry {Harry} Morgan | Henry Morgan


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on the death of Jack Webb] Jack had a lot of affection in him. He'd always throw his arms around me. My God, off-screen he was the most garrulous person you ever met - full of life and laughs. We had a ball . . . I loved him very much. See more »


Appeared in the original production of 'Golden Boy' by 'Clifford Odoets' opposite Luther Adler and Frances Farmer. See more »


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