‘M*A*S*H’ star Harry Morgan dies at 96

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But it was his role as Col. Potter on “M*A*S*H” for which Mr. Morgan became best known.

M*A*S*H was so damned good,” Mr. Morgan told the AP. “I didn’t think they could keep the level so high.”

His acting career didn’t stop after the popular series left the air in 1983 after 11 years — one of television’s most successful prime-time runs. Morgan went on to appear in several made-for-TV movies and other television series, including “AfterMASH” and “Blacke’s Magic.”

When he was not on the set, Mr. Morgan enjoyed reading books about the legal profession and poetry. He also liked horses, which he once raised on his Northern California ranch.

Mr. Morgan is survived by three sons, Charles, Paul and Christopher; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

No services have yet been planned.

This report contains biographical material written by former AP staffer Cadonna M. Peyton.

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