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Harry Morgan Biography

Birth Name:
Harry Bratsburg
Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Profession
Actor, director

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

  • 1983Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1982Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1959Emmy-Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

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