"He was firm. He was a good officer and he had a good sense of humor. I think it's the best part I ever had. I loved playing Colonel Potter."
About This Interview
In his three-and-a-half hour Archive interview, Harry Morgan (1915-2011) describes his start in show business, acting in summer stock productions which in turn led to his work in the Group Theater and his notable appearance in "Golden Boy" on Broadway. He talks about his move to Hollywood and how he landed a contract at Twentieth Century Fox in 1942. He speaks briefly about some of the movies he made, including How the West Was Won and High Noon and describes several directors for whom he worked. Morgan details his early work in television on the shows December Bride, Pete and Gladys, and The Richard Boone Show and recalls his role as "Officer Bill Gannon" on Dragnet opposite Jack Webb. He then recounts, in great detail, his experiences on the classic sitcom M*A*S*H, where he played "Col. Sherman T. Potter." He discusses the show's ensemble cast, the characters they played, the atmosphere on the set and behind-the-scenes practical jokes. Henry Colman conducted the interview in Century City, CA on April 14, 2004.