Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsberg, often spelled Harry Bratsburg; April 10, 1915 - December 7, 2011) was a prolific American actor and director whose television and film career spanned six decades. Morgan's major roles included Pete Porter in both December Bride (1954-1959) and Pete and Gladys (1960-1962); Officer Bill Gannon on Dragnet (1967-1970); Amos Coogan on Hec Ramsey (1972-1974); and for his starring role as Colonel Sherman T. Potter in M*A*S*H (1975-1983) and AfterMASH (1983-1984). Morgan also appeared in more than 100 films.
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
Little Lois On The Prairie In Oregon said:
Why anyone would give up the name Harry Bratsberg is beyond
me, but Harry Morgan did just that. Harry was a fine
thespian who could out-act Jack Webb any day of the week, as
long as it was Sunday, and apparently was born 45 years old,
judging by the photos. His character on M*A*S*H had a famous
catch phrase: Horse Hockey. I have never known what that
P.S. Dale, What a lovely picture! Thank you for that. It
made my "Fag Hag" heart go pit-a-pat!
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Harry Bratsburg is more commonly known as Harry Morgan, of "Dragnet" and "MASH" fame.
Happy Pi Day! Later I'll go for a pie ride. It's not how far to ride, it's what kind of pie to eat, that makes this day a challenge.
And I won't mind getting rained out., but it doesn't look likely.
Marty, I had my suspicions, so I checked and - sure enough - Harry Bratsberg is the venerable Harry Morgan, who, in my heart, will always be Colonel Sherman T. Potter on the television series, "M*A*S*H".
As Colonel Potter told Major Margaret Houlihan, played by Loretta Swit, in the series finale, "Don't forget to have a happy life."
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali 81°F today answered:
Fuck the Treasonous 47.
DJ Useo responded:
Why, it's that master of mystery, & also of mirth, Harry Morgan.
He's always great, no matter the role.
I remember him playing a crazy general in an early M.A.S.H. ,
& how surprised I was when he later came back as Col. Potter.
Harry Morgan ~ For his starring role as Colonel Sherman T. Potter in M*A*S*H (1975-1983) and Dragnet.
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CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH'Madam Secretary', then a FRESH'The Good Wife', followed by a FRESH'Battle Creek'.
NBC opens the night with a RERUN'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Escape'.
ABC begins the night with a FRESH'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Once Upon A Time', then a FRESH'Secrets & Lies', followed by a FRESH'Revenge'.
The CW offers a RERUN'Celebrity Name Game', followed by another RERUN'Celebrity Name Game', then an old 'Friends', followed by another old 'Friends', then 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.
Faux has a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a FRESH'Bob's Burgers', then a FRESH'The Simpsons', followed by a FRESH'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a FRESH'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH'Last Man On Earth'.
MY has an old 'How I Met Your Mother', followed by another old 'How I Met Your Mother', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.
AMC offers 'The Walking Dead', another 'The Walking Dead', followed by a FRESH'The Walking Dead', then a FRESH'Talking Dead'.
[6:00AM] Planet Earth: Human Planet-Ep 7 - Rivers - Friend and Foe
[7:00AM] Planet Earth: Human Planet-Ep 8 - Cities - Surviving the Urban Jungle
[8:00AM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet-Ep 1 - The Ends of the Earth
[9:00AM] Wild Alaska-Ep 1 - Spring
[10:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Classic American
[11:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 7 - Kingston Cafe
[12:00PM] QI - Season 11 - Ep 10 - Jobs NEW
[12:40PM] QI - Season 11 - Ep 11 - Jolly NEW
[1:20PM] QI - Season 11 - Ep 12 - Jam, Jelly and Juice NEW
[2:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 2
[3:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 3
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 4
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 5
[6:00PM] A Knight's Tale
[9:00PM] King Arthur
[11:30PM] King Arthur
[2:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Natural Selection
[3:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 1 - Ep 2 - Instinct
[4:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 1 - Ep 3 - Variation Under Nature
[5:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 1 - Ep 4 - Effects of External Conditions (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', then a FRESH'Thicker Than Water', followed by a FRESH'Millionaire Matchmaker'.
Comedy Central has 'Tosh.0', 'Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy', 'Gabriel Iglesias: Hot & Fluffy', and 'Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat ... I'm Fluffy'.
FX has the movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man', followed by the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers'.
History has 'American Pickers', 'Ax Men', followed by a FRESH'Ax Men', then a FRESH'Legend Of The Superstition Mountains'.
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[6:00AM] The Approval Matrix-America's Hall Monitors
[6:45AM] The Natural
[9:45AM] Million Dollar Baby
[12:30PM] Jackie Brown
[3:45PM] Scent of a Woman
[7:15PM] Good Will Hunting
[10:00PM] Good Will Hunting
[12:45AM] Basic Instinct
[3:30AM] 24 Hour Party People (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Max Payne', followed by the movie 'Spawn'.
"Seinfeld" is the latest vintage TV series poised to generate renewed syndication profits through an SVOD sale.
Sony Pictures TV, which handles distribution of the Castle Rock TV-produced sitcom, is in the process of shopping the rights to digital buyers, with Hulu and Amazon said to be among the suitors. The NBC hit has had limited exposure online through airings on Sony's Crackle, which is ad supported and only has a handful of episodes available at any given time.
The Wall Street Journal noted Friday that Sony is aiming for the "Seinfeld" sale price to top the estimated $500,000 per episode that Netflix paid last year for rights to another NBC comedy classic, "Friends." Details on the sale are still sketchy but it is expected to be the entire library of 172 episodes, which ran on NBC from 1989 through 1998.
By some estimates, "Seinfeld" has generated as much as $3 billion in syndication revenue since 1995. Warner Bros., which acquired Castle Rock as part of its 1996 Turner Broadcasting System acquisition, reaps most of the rewards, but Sony Pictures TV has claimed a good chunk of the "Seinfeld" windfall through a distribution deal that the studio cut with Castle Rock prior to Time Warner-TBS merger.
British model Kate Moss, left, stands next to an artwork "Kate Moss" created by French street artist Mr. Brainwash, which is displayed for auction at the fundraising gala organized by amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) in Hong Kong Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Photo by Kin Cheung
Gov. Jerry Brown has a message for Republican governors planning to visit California to woo business from the state: Welcome.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R-Koch) is the latest governor to say he's planning a recruiting trip to California. A letter he sent to shipping companies in the state takes shots at Brown's "tax and spend administration."
Brown, a Democrat, says the governors should "come on out and make your case" but California is growing faster than the national average.
Brown cited a recent report from Bloomberg calling California the best state for business. The report looked at the market returns for companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 that are headquartered in the nation's five largest states. The California companies returned 134 percent since January 2011.
"Republicans say don't deal with climate change, don't deal with immigrants, don't do the Affordable Care Act, don't tax high-income people. California is doing all of that and we're prospering," Brown said.
A century-old Seattle house that was featured in a marketing stunt to publicize Walt Disney Co's balloon adventure movie "Up" because it is wedged in the middle of a modern development failed to attract any bids at an auction on Friday, local media reported.
Edith Macefield drew national media coverage when she refused in 2006 a $1 million offer for her 1,000-square-foot house from an investment company that eventually developed a 131,000-square-foot retail and office centre around the home.
She died in 2008 and willed her house to a construction superintendent she had befriended. He sold the house in 2009.
The house became famous after publicists for the "Up" movie tied a cluster of balloons to the little two-story bungalow in 2009 to market the Disney-Pixar movie about a curmudgeonly old man who refuses to sell his home and flies off in the house tied to balloons.
Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan (L), British Prime Minister David Cameron (2-L) and Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi (3-R) watch as Indian Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley (3-L) unveils a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square, Central London, Britain, 14 March 2015. Others are not identified. The 9ft (2.7m) bronze statue which was designed by Briton Philip Jackson is based on a photograph of Gandhi standing outside Downing Street in 1931.
Photo by Will Oliver
The noble lion has made a comeback in southeast Gabon, after disappearing for years, according to US wildlife organisation Panthera, which recently took live video footage of a male.
Over a fortnight, two hidden cameras filmed the lion on an elephant trail in the immense savannah of the Bateke plateau region, which stretches from Gabon to the Democratic Republic of Congo across the Republic of Congo.
The discovery was made by chance, since the cameras had been put in position by one of Germany's Max Planck Institutes for research, as part of a study of chimpanzees in the wild.
Lions were prolific on the Bateke plateau in the 1950s, but since then poaching and the destruction of their habitat was believed to have rendered them extinct in Gabon, though some remained in the DRC.
Texas is taking over management of the Alamo, ending the Daughters of the Texas Republic's 110-year management of the site, according to a joint statement issued Thursday.
In the statement, Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the General Land Office was taking over the day-to-day management of the downtown San Antonio mission-turned-fortress. The management of the Alamo will transition to office over the next four months.
During that time, the office will solicit proposals for the development of a strategic plan for the Alamo grounds and search the nation for a new management company.
"The Alamo has always had the same owner - the people of Texas. And so to meet the ever-increasing operational needs of the Alamo, the GLO has determined to change its day-to-day management from the DRT and move in a new direction. Together, we will create a bigger, brighter future for this Texas shrine," the Bush statement said.
One of two barrels of Hennessy Cognac is loaded aboard the frigate Hermione in La rochelle, southwest France, Friday, March 13, 2015. The replica of the frigate Hermione, which, in 1780, allowed La Fayette to cross the Atlantic to America and join the American rebels in their struggle for independence is aimed to cross the Atlantic in April 2015 with two barrels of Cognac to be auctioned for the benefit of non profit associations.
Photo by Francois Mori
With several incidents of alleged police brutality making headlines in recent months, it seems police in New York have come up with a new way to bolster their public image: By editing Wikipedia pages on alleged police brutality incidents and changing them to make them more favorable to the officers involved.
CapitalNewYork has tracked recent edits to Wikipedia pages for Eric Garner, Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo - all of whom died at the hands of NYPD officers under controversial circumstances - to computers at the NYPD's headquarters at 1 Police Plaza.
The edits were made to make the circumstances surrounding the shootings more favorable to the officers' version of events.
The police department tells CapitalNewYork that it's investigating who, if anyone, in the NYPD made the edits.
Women in traditional costumes dance during the spring festival 'Sommergewinn' (summer win) in Eisenach, Germany, Saturday, March 14, 2015. During the 'Sommergewinn' the spring wins a symbolical victory over the winter.
Photo by Jens Meyer
In the long history of corporate payouts for industrial pollution, one oil giant's recent deal with New Jersey stands out-but not for justice served.
In fact, despite losing the original court case, Exxon may walk away from decades of ecological damage for pennies on the dollar thanks to New Jersey governor Chris Christie.
The deal got the attention of regionalreporters, and on Thursday the Jon Stewart anchored a laugh-through-the-outrage segment about the settlement on The Daily Show that has brought the entire nation up to speed.
The story begins in 2004, the year New Jersey sued Exxon Mobil for contaminating over 1,500 acres of wetlands, meadows, marshes, and waterways with petrochemicals from oil refining operations. The polluted sites sit on narrow waterways that divide northern New Jersey from the New York City borough of Staten Island, and lead into New York Bay.
In 2006, New Jersey won the lawsuit. The administrations of three successive governors sought $8.9 billon in damages from Exxon, but the company resisted settling until February when, as The New York Times recently reported, the Christie administration "quietly" resolved the case with Exxon out of court for $225 million.
A model presents a creation by Sri Lankan hair designer Ramani Fernando during the Colombo Fashion Week show at Hotel Hilton in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14 March 2015. The Colombo Fashion Week is a popular annual event attracting international designers and buyers.
Photo by M. A. Pushpa Kumara
When it was built late in 1776 the gunboat Spitfire wasn't meant to be the pride of the American fleet. It was built to fight and fight it did, helping slow down the larger British fleet that sailed south out of Canada onto Lake Champlain as part of an effort to crush the colonial rebellion.
The 54-foot Spitfire sank a day after the critical Oct. 11 Battle of Valcour Island, settling into deep water where it went unseen for more than 200 years.
Now the historian who led the search that found the Spitfire nearly two decades ago is developing a management plan for the future of the boat that today sits on the lake bottom, its mast upright and its bow cannon pointing straight ahead, just as it was when it was abandoned by its crew.
For years, the bottom - Cohn won't say exactly where the Spitfire rests or how far down - has been thought of as the safest place for the Spitfire, thanks to the protection of the cold, deep water above it. Now the fear is of a looming threat from the invasive species quagga mussels, which could destroy the wreck. They haven't arrived yet in Lake Champlain, but experts fear it's only a matter of time.
A view of a bust portraying Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, 14 March 2015. Russian Cossacks are going to install a bronze bust of Vladimir Putin on the territory of the current ethnic farm Museum near St. Petersburg in May. The bronze bust depicting Vladimir Putin will embody the image of the Roman Emperor.
Photo by Anatoly Maltsev
A spokesman for Vladimir Putin on Friday denied rumours swirling in the European media that a baby had been born to the Russian leader.
Several news outlets reported that a woman romantically linked to Putin in the past had given birth, a possible explanation for the leader's unusual absence that has sent the Russian rumour mill into overdrive.
The Russian Twittersphere has been alive with speculation over the whereabouts of the typically omnipresent 62-year-old, after he cancelled several meetings this week.
The rumours come as Putin's approval rating hit 88 percent, a record high in his 15-year rule, TASS reported Friday citing figures from the state-controlled VTsIOM polling agency.
Sheep jump through the snow near Castleside, England, as Britain was bracing itself for more snow as winds from the east sweep across the country, Friday, March 13, 2015. After a week of blue skies and sunshine, temperatures are turning markedly cooler because of a chilly blast from Scandinavia.
Photo by Owen Humphreys
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