Harry Morgan

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  • Birth Name: Harry Bratsburg
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Died: December 7, 2011
  • Profession: Actor, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Won Michigan's high-school oratory championship.
  • Made professional debut in a summer-stock production of At Mrs. Beam's, alongside Frances Farmer and Mildred Natwick.
  • Began acting career as Henry Morgan, but changed his first name to Harry to avoid confusion with actor-satirist Henry Morgan.
  • Received the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor in 1943 for his roles in The Ox-Bow Incident (the work he was said to be most proud of) and Happy Land.
  • Worked with Jack Webb in several projects in the 1950s and became friends. When Webb revived Dragnet in the '60s, he called on Morgan to costar with him.
  • Prior to joining M*A*S*H in 1975 as Col. Potter, guest starred in a 1974 episode as lunatic Maj. Gen. Bartford Hamilton Steele.
  • Served as the Arthritis Foundation's national celebrity chairman in the late '80s.

Awards

  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: Winner
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1959, Emmy — Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Christopher Morgan — Son
  • Paul Morgan — Son
  • Barbara Bushman Morgan — Wife
  • Eileen Detchon Morgan — Wife (deceased)
  • Charles Morgan — Son
  • Daniel Morgan — Son

College

  • Attended University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States; attended Muskegon Junior College, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Harry Bratsburg
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Died: December 7, 2011
  • Profession: Actor, Director

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