Harry Morgan RIP

Actor <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0000011783" title="Harry Morgan" href="/topic/entertainment/harry-morgan-PECLB0000011783.topic">Harry Morgan</a>, who had the good fortune to star in two seminal TV series ("Dragnet" and "MASH"), <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/12/harry-morgan.html">died</a> on Wednesday at age 96 after a bout with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEDAI0000061" title="Pneumonia" href="/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/pneumonia-HEDAI0000061.topic">pneumonia</a>. Though Morgan was best known for playing Col. Sherman T. Potter on "MASH," he didn't get the role until he was 60 years old and had already starred in numerous theatrical productions and more than 50 movies.

( Lennox McLendon / Associated Press )

Actor Harry Morgan, who had the good fortune to star in two seminal TV series ("Dragnet" and "MASH"), died on Wednesday at age 96 after a bout with pneumonia. Though Morgan was best known for playing Col. Sherman T. Potter on "MASH," he didn't get the role until he was 60 years old and had already starred in numerous theatrical productions and more than 50 movies.

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