Harry Crane
S6 Harry (1)
Portrayed by Rich Sommer
First appearance Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Final appearance Recurring
Gender Male
Occupation Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce
Head of television department
Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency
Head of television department (former)
Wife Jennifer Crane
Child(ren) Beatrice, Nathan, Steven Crane

Harry Crane was the head of the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency's newly formed television department and current head of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's television department. ("Shut the Door. Have a Seat") He attended the University of Wisconsin.

Sterling Cooper

Harry pitched "The Defenders" to a representative of Belle Jolie lipstick but the client declined since abortion was too controversial. Roger later congratulated Harry for his initiative. In response, Harry said he wanted to be the head of a new television department for Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. He makes the case that all the other agencies have one. His request was granted and he then asked for a raise to 310 dollars a week. He eventually settled on 225 dollars. "You drive a hard bargain," quips Roger. Upon returning home, he told Jennifer, who responded to Harry by telling him that she and the baby are proud about his promotion. ("The Benefactor")

Jennifer and Harry attend a country club party Roger Sterling and Jane Siegel threw in honor of Roger's soon-to-be marriage to Jane. ("My Old Kentucky Home")


Knowing the kind of asset Harry was, Don Draper, Roger Sterling and Bertram Cooper asked Harry to join them in the new firm. ("Shut the Door. Have a Seat")


Harry continues in his role as head of the television department at Sterling Cooper & Partners. His network of connections within the television industry and Hollywood increases. Harry spends a considerable amount of time in California.

Clothing/Fashion Style

Harry Crane first appeared as somewhat younger version of Bert Cooper, with the bow tie and the slicked back hair. All he needed was argyle socks and a van dyke. Harry's style and personality both changed during the 1960's. His role as head of the television department brought him into contact with the culture of the west coast. Harry's fashion choices also loosened up. He traded in the Bryllcreem for the dry look and mutton chop sideburns. The bow tie has been replaced by an ascot or scarf. The drab grey colors have been exchanged for bright colors, patterns and prints.


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