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Harry Bratsburg

( b. Apr 10, 1915 Detroit, Michigan, USA - d. Dec 07, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Also known as: Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan played the salty but kindly career army man Col. Sherman T. Potter, in the long-running television show "M*A*S*H," and was a familiar Hollywood character actor, starring in more than 100 movies.

Born Harry Bratsburg, of Norwegian and Swedish descent,in Detroit, he developed an interest in acting after participating in debating classes in his pre-law major at the University of Chicago. He made his professional acting debut in a summer stock production of At Mrs. Beam's in Mount Kisco, NY.

He made his Broadway debut in the Group Theatre's production of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy in 1937. He moved to California in 1942, and never returned to New York.

After appearing in a Santa Barbara production of a Saroyan play, he was signed to a contract with 20th Century Fox. Soon after he changed his professional name from Henry Morgan to Harry Morgan.

Mr. Morgan became a ubiquitous character actor, a familiar wiry, folksy presence to movie audiences. He was particularly at home in Westerns, police dramas and war pictures.

Throughout his life, Mr. Morgan exhibited a healthy and grateful attitude toward his profession. He never seemed to complain about the parts he didn't get, or the peculiarities of his colleagues. "I'd like to be remembered for being a fairly pleasant person and for having gotten along for the most part with a lot of the people I've worked with," he told the Archive of American television in 2004. "And for having a wonderful life and for having enjoyed practically every minute of it. Especially in the picture business and on the stage and I think I'm one of the luckiest people in the world."

Source: Playbill.com

ProductionsDate of Productions
The Night Before Christmas
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Harry Bratsburg [Leo]
Apr 10, 1941 - Apr 27, 1941
The Cream in the Well
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Harry Bratsburg [Blocky Lockhart]
Jan 20, 1941 - Feb 08, 1941
Heavenly Express
[Play, Fantasy, Original]
  • Performer: Harry Bratsburg ["Bullhead" Anderson]
Apr 18, 1940 - May 04, 1940
Night Music
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Harry Bratsburg [Sailor]
Feb 22, 1940 - Mar 09, 1940
Thunder Rock
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Harry Bratsburg [Nonny]
Nov 14, 1939 - Dec 02, 1939
My Heart's in the Highlands
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Harry Bratsburg [Mr. Wiley]
Apr 13, 1939 - May 1939
The Gentle People
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Harry Bratsburg [Flaherty]
Jan 05, 1939 - May 1939
Golden Boy
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Harry Bratsburg [Pepper White]
Nov 04, 1937 - Jun 1938
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