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Harry Morgan passes on…

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

Good morning, Netizens...


I would be remiss in my duties if I did not note the passing of Harry Morgan, who played the crusty yet sympathetic Col. Sherman T. Potter in the sitcom "MASH" and the hard-nosed LAPD Officer Bill Gannon in the television drama "Dragnet, who passed away Wednesday.


There has already been enough printer's ink spent in waxing prosaic about this man, who rose from a lowly youth to become one of Hollywood's most-recognized actors, so I'll forgo the emotional blather and simply say we probably will never see an actor of his stature in our lives again.


Of his role in MASH was ending in 1983, Morgan once stated, "The sadness will fade after a while. The cup is so damn full that you can't really be sad that you don't have any more. We've all gotten so much more than we ever would have doing anything else. That will last a long, long time."

I can easily say much the same for Morgan, if not the entire cast of MASH.


Rest in Peace.



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