M*A*S*H Star Harry Morgan Dies

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Harry Morgan, the beloved actor best known for his roles in Dragnet and M*A*S*H, died at his home Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, according to The New York Times. He was 96.

A prolific character actor, Morgan appeared in a number of TV shows and more than 100 movies in a variety of roles, from Western bad guys to sheriffs and police chiefs. He earned a best supporting actor in a comedy series Emmy in 1980 for his role as Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H, and told the Archive of American Television of his character, "He was firm. He was a good officer and he had a good sense of humor. I think it's the best part I ever had."