Based on a recent report published by the Associated Press, the much-loved ‘M-A-S-H’ star, Harry Morgan passed away at 96 years old. Fans will always remember him for the achievements he made in his long lasting career.
Harry Morgan did not plan to become an actor, but his innate talent could not go unnoticed by Hollywood directors. He starred in ‘M-A-S-H’, one of the top TV series of all time, for almost 10 years. Morgan acted in more than 50 films throughout his career and even had several appearances on Broadway.
The 96-year-old actor died Wednesday after complications following pneumonia. The terrible news was made public by his daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan who was with the actor in his final moments of life. Beth told reporters that she had a very good relationship with her father-in-law because he was “side-splittingly funny, gentle and loving”. The late actor remained humble despite his successful career, Beth Morgan added.
His former ‘M-A-S-H’ colleagues were very sorry to hear that Morgan passed away. Mike Farrell, who starred as B.J. Hunnicutt in the said TV series described the late Hollywood celebrity as an “imp”, then he cited Alan Alda’s description of Morgan: “there’s not an un-adorable bone in the man’s body”. According to Farrell, Harry Morgan was one of the most important characters of the serial because he was always full of fun and his jokes were very intelligent.
While he was still in life, Morgan released an interview to the Associated Press confessing how much he loved ‘M-A-S-H’. He was convinced that his success was mostly due to this show which he described as “so damned good”. Other important movies he starred in were: “High Noon,” ”What Price Glory,” ”Support Your Local Sheriff,” ”The Apple Dumpling Gang” and “The Shootist.”
Morgan began his career in the 50s, but he was initially preparing to become a lawyer at the University of Chicago. He discovered that he had a natural ability to perform onstage when he took up public speaking classes. He soon began working with a little-theater group in Washington, D.C. and before he knew it, Morgan was in Hollywood trying to make it as an actor. In 1942, he signed a contract with 20th Century Fox because a talent scout was impressed by his performance in “Hello, Out There”.