A while back I was watching MASH and I was noticing the acting style of Harry Morgan-you know, Captain Potter. I got to thinking about the number of movies and tv series I had seen him in and I had never seen him give a lousy performance. To me he was one h**l of an actor. I remember seeing him the first time in a Jimmy Stewart film called The Far Country where he played a bad guy who tangles with Jimmy on and off through the movie. Something about his on-screen presence was bigger than life. So down through the years I have seen him in a ton of work-Dragnet, Mash, After Mash, Dragnet movies, the Apple Dumpling Gang movies, A ton of stuff for Disney, High Noon, How the West was Won, a ton of tv and movies. I really began to think about how all of my life he just seemed to be ubiquitous and what a great great character actor he was. Two movies with him in them that I still laugh to tears were Support your Local Sheriff and The Shootist. In the "Sheriff" he plays the mayor with this screwy daughter and he just knocks it out of the park. Best line "Well, pooberty hit her hard, and that will rattle a girl." James Garner-"Really? I didn't know that". "Harry, in that mad gruff voice, "Well, it will!!!". The other is when he is sending one of the bad guys into the saloon to shoot it out with John Wayne in the Shootist. The gunfighter says, "When I get through with him, I am going to come out here and settle with you". Harry says, "Yeah, yeah. Just don't wet your pants", and he shoves him through the door. Just a great little moment in that film that is one of the most memorable. So for the first time in my life I decided to write him an actor a letter. Now he was retired and I didn't have any idea of how to reach him, so I began a search. As a person of notoriety he, of course, didn't list any contact stuff except through his agent, and you never know if they get that mail or not. So I read a little snippet that included a name of one of his sons and I wrote him the letter and asked him if he would get it to Harry. He told me he would. A little while later he left us. His son sent me a letter telling me that he was gone, and I have to tell you that every time I see him on a program to this day, I still well up a little. I really miss him, but thankfully he left us a whole life's work of premium quality acting and character roles that he has yet to have matched. I never met him, and yet I would have loved to. I get the feeling that everything we saw on screen was the man himself. I miss ya Harry. One little side note. He won 3 Emmys and was nominated for a whole bunch more. Do me a favor, and if you have anything you remember about him, would you post, please? Thank you.