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Name: Harry Morgan                                                                 
Birth name: Harry Bratsburg                                                         
Born: 10 April 1915 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.                                         
Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsburg on April 10, 1915 in Detroit, Michigan) is an   
American television actor of Norwegian extraction. He graduated from Muskegon       
High School in Muskegon, Michigan, where he achieved distinction as a statewide     
debating champion.                                                                 
He is perhaps best known as Colonel Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H, "Pete" on Pete   
and Gladys and December Bride, and Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet.               
Morgan has been married twice, first to Eileen Detchon from 1940 until her death   
in 1985, and then to Barbara Bushman Quine (granddaughter of silent film star     
Francis X. Bushman) from December 17, 1986 to the present. He had four sons with   
his first wife, Christopher, Charles, Paul and Daniel (who died in 1989). His     
grandson Spencer Morgan is a columnist at the New York Observer.[2]               
In July 1997, spousal abuse charges against Morgan were dropped after he           
completed a six-month domestic violence counseling program. Morgan was charged     
with abusing his wife in July 1996 after an argument that left his wife with       
injuries to her eye, foot and arm.