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"MASH" star dies

Emmy-winning character actor Harry Morgan, whose portrayal Col. Potter on television's "M-A-S-H" highlighted a long show-business career, has died. He was 96.

His daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, says the actor died at his home in Brentwood after suffering from pneumonia.

Morgan appeared in mostly supporting roles on the big screen, playing opposite such stars as Henry Fonda, John Wayne, James Garner, Elvis Presley and Dan Aykroyd.

On television, he was more the comedic co-star, including roles on "December Bride," its spin-off "Pete and Gladys," as Sgt. Joe Friday's loyal partner in later "Dragnet" episodes.

But it was his role as Col. Sherman Potter on "M-A-S-H" for which Morgan became best known. He earned an Emmy for his portrayal of the fatherly Col. Potter on CBS-TV's long-running series.

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