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Harry (Henry) Morgan


Born - 10 April 1915, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died - 7 December 2011

One of Hollywood's best character actors for more than 50 years, the slight, short Morgan, born Harry Bratsburg, was shifty looking in his younger days and often played cold or furtive meanies. After his sympathetic performance in The Glenn Miller Story (1953), he was seen in friendlier roles, and frequently played broad comedy from the late 1969s, joining the cast of TV's M*A*S*H from 1975 and adding considerably to its appeal for the next eight years. Until 1958, he acted as Henry Morgan, then Henry 'Harry' Morgan until 1965, and thereafter Harry Morgan for the remainder of his career. After a Broadway debut in 1937, he made his film bow in 1942 in The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe, attracting attention later that year for his portrayal of Henry Fonda's drifter partner in The Ox-Bow Incident. A long and distinguished list of film appearances also included those in State Fair (1945), The Big Clock (1947), Down to the Sea in Ships (1949), The Blue Veil (1951), Bend of the River (1952), High Noon (1952), The Far Country (1954), Not As a Stranger (1955), Under Fire (1957), Inherit the Wind (1960), How the West was Won (1962), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1968), Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971), The Apple Dumpling Gang (1974), The Shootist (1976), The Cat from Outer Space (1978), Dragnet (1987), and Family Plan (1997), his last feature. He died from pneumonia at 96.