'Night Court' star Harry Anderson dies at 65

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The actor was found in his home in Asheville, NC Monday morning. "No foul play is suspected".

Anderson also had a life-long passion for magic and began touring the country performing, where he made close friends with some of the biggest stars in the field. The show ran for four seasons, from 1993 to 1997, before getting cancelled. Anderson was also an accomplished magician and appeared a dozen times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Anderson was born on October 14, 1952, in Newport, RI, wyff4.com reported, adding Anderson also starred on the CBS comedy "Dave's World" from 1993-97, and appeared on "Saturday Night Live" from 1981-85.


"Anderson is survived by two children from his first marriage to Leslie Pollack, and by his current wife Elizabeth Morgan".

Here is how fans remembered Anderson's life and work.

Fame came in the 1980s when he starred in NBC's Night Court, a comedy depicting a busy night time courtroom in Manhattan. They named the character Harry so I'd do not forget to react when someone said my name.


Marsha Warfield, who came onto Night Court in 1986 as the show's third bailiff, Rosalind Russell, left a tearful video on her Facebook page filmed in the front seat of her vehicle after hearing the sad news. "Rest in peace, Harry". "I'm going to miss you, Harry".

Anderson was 65 years old. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. "He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy", filmmaker Judd Apatow wrote. Anderson was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for the series but failed to win. "I was asked because I was a big fan".

"I did a Saturday Night Live, just a guest spot", Anderson told the Bradenton Herald in 2015.


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