In 1937, Morgan debuted on Broadway in "Golden Boy," but a subsequent string of flops stalled his stage career. Transitioning to films, Morgan began landing supporting parts in genres across the board, including Westerns (The Ox-Box Incident, 1943), war movies (A Bell for Adano, 1945) and crime dramas (Dark City, 1950). He notably went on to appear in the 1952 classic High Noon, Inherit the Wind (1960) and the comic gem Support Your Local Sheriff (1969).
But Morgan is best known for his portrayal of the paternal Col. Sherman Potter on the long-running TV series "MASH," a role that garnered him an Emmy in 1980. Morgan continued to find steady work on the big and small screens until retiring in 1999. He died Dec. 7, 2011.
Retiring Marshal Will Kane insists on defending his town from a gang of hooligans who are due on the noon train -- but he faces the task alone as the cowardly townspeople flee like rats from a sinking ship.
- Inherit the Wind
- Support Your Local Sheriff
- Support Your Local Gunfighter
- The Glenn Miller Story
- Bend of the River
- What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
- Sparkling Cyanide
- The Apple Dumpling Gang
- The Cat from Outer Space
- The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
- Scandal Sheet
- The Far Country
- Snowball Express
- MASH: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
- To the Shores of Tripoli
- Torch Song
- The Teahouse of the August Moon
- Backstairs at the White House
- Dark City
- The Kent Chronicles
- Roots: The Next Generations
- Against Her Will / Wounded Heart