Harry Morgan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 10, 1915

Death Date

December 7, 2011

Age of Death

96 years

Cause of Death



TV Actor

The tv actor Harry Morgan died at the age of 96. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Played the role of Colonel Sherman Potter on the television series, M*A*S*H and Officer Bill Gannon on Dragnet.

He married Eileen Detchon in 1940, and together they had four children.



“Television allowed me to kick the Hollywood habit of typing an actor in certain roles.” (Harry Morgan)


“An actor’s most important responsibility is to know lines well.” (Harry Morgan)


“I don’t care about the money. I’m just interested in the perks. I’ll do a series if I am picked up by a limo, work only until 4, and the show is shot in Hawaii.” (Harry Morgan)


“If I had had to struggle at the beginning like most actors… I’d never have stuck it out. But having such complete success at the beginning, I was stuck with being an actor for life.” (Harry Morgan)


“I’ve never been more comfortable in a part than with Colonel Potter.” (Harry Morgan)