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Spring ByingtonColonel Potter's Photograph - The military situation comedy M*A*S*H/CBS/1972-83 featured veteran army officer Colonel Sherman Potter (Harry Morgan) who prominently displayed on his desk, a framed black & white photograph of his wife, Mildred whom Potter saluted every day as a sign of love and respect.

In reality, the photograph was that of actress Spring Byington, the former star of DECEMBER BRIDE/CBS/1954-59. Harry Morgan got his start on that series playing a wisecracking insurance agent named Pete Porter who constantly complained to his next door neighbor Lily Ruskin (Spring Byington) about his wife, Gladys.

On the sequel series AFTERMASH/CBS/1983-84 both Barbara Townsend and Ann Pitoniak played the role of Potter's wife, Mildred.

Barbara Townsend as Mildred Potter

TRIVIA NOTE: On the sci-fi series GENE RODDENBERRY’s EARTH; FINAL CONFLICT Dr. Julianne Belman (played by Majel Barrett) displays a photograph of her husband on her desk. The picture is of Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the STAR TREK series and Barrett’s real life husband [now deceased]. See also - FACELESS FAVORITES: "M*A*S*H"   


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