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‘M*A*S*H’: What Was Colonel Sherman Potter Actor Harry Morgan’s Cause of Death?

Nearly a decade after Harry Morgan passed away at the age of 96, fans of the M*A*S*H star are still wondering about his cause of death. Although he was 96-years-old at the time, the New York Times reported that Harry Morgan’s son Charles revealed the late actor was actually treated for pneumonia prior to his death on December 7, 2011. He survived by three sons, eight grandchildren, and his second wife, Barbara Bushman. His first wife, Eileen, passed away in 1985.
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‘M*A*S*H’ Star Explained the Bizarre Hilarity of Legendary Colonel Potters Actor Harry Morgan

According to one of the stars of “M*A*S*H,” the show was a production that was filled with laughter behind the scenes. That star was Alan Alda. And, during an interview with the Television Academy Foundation in 2000, he said there was one costar whose sense of humor stood out above the rest. The popular wartime television series aired from 1972 until 1983, according to IMDb.com.
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‘M*A*S*H’: Colonel Potter Actor Harry Morgan Used His Own Horse in One Episode

Most of the time, characters are written first, and then an actor then learns about their hobbies. On M*A*S*H, when the producers found out that Harry Morgan had an affinity for horses, they wrote that hobby right into Colonel Potter’s character arc. In fact, that horse, Sophie, Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H loved so much? Harry Morgan actually owned one of the horse actors who played her.
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Harry Morgan had trouble finding the right personality for Col. Potter when he joined M*A*S*H

He wanted to make Potter ''more wacky'' and keep an iconic piece of Henry Blake's costume. Season four was a time of change for M*A*S*H. The real Korean War lasted three years, so perhaps it was unsurprising that the television show would have to get creative after the same amount of time. The dramedy kept things fresh by shaking up the cast. Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) and Trapper John (Wayne Rogers) left the series. Enter Mike Farrell as B.J. and Harry Morgan as Col. Potter.
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