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    RIP Harry Anderson

    Harry Anderson, the judge on the TV show "Night Court" has died at 65.

    Actor, magician, he had a recurring role on Cheers, and Saturday Night Live.

    Night Court was on for several years, fairly good show.

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    Too young. RIP, Harry.
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    Awww, Harry the Hat, you will be missed.

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    Anderson started his career as a magician before turning to comedy and, eventually, acting. "I started in magic and then I got out on the street and realized I can make more money on the street hustling with the shell game," Anderson told Johnny Carson in 1988. "So I hustled until I got my jaw broken and then I sat around with my mouth wired shut for six weeks and figured out maybe linking rings were safer. And went back to the magic, and on the street, comedy was a great tool."

    Known for incorporating magic and con artistry into his comedy routines and acting roles – including his numerous appearances on Cheers as "flimflam man" Harry "The Hat" Gittes – Anderson was first introduced to mainstream audiences thanks to his reoccurring guest role on Saturday Night Live in the first half of the Eighties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Harry Anderson, the judge on the TV show "Night Court" has died at 65.

    Actor, magician, he had a recurring role on Cheers, and Saturday Night Live.

    Night Court was on for several years, fairly good show.
    Loved "Night Court"...
    After “Night Court,” Anderson co-starred as columnist Dave Barry in the CBS comedy “Dave’s World,” which ran for four seasons. Anderson moved to New Orleans in 2000 to open the nightclub Oswald’s Speakeasy, where he performed a mix of comedy and magic, and a magic and curio shop dubbed Sideshow.

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    Born in Rhode Island, Anderson reportedly had a difficult childhood and moved frequently with his mother, who he once described in an interview with Playboy as “a hustler.” He moved to California at the age of 16 to be with his father. He became a street performer and reportedly ran a lucrative shell game on the streets of San Francisco for a time.
    Anderson made his way to L.A.’s famed Magic Castle in the early 1980s, where he connected with an agent, according to TCM.com. He made several appearances on “Saturday Night Live” around this time. After “Night Court” made him a star, Anderson hosted “SNL” in 1985.

    Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65
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    Doesn’t say how he died other than no foul play suspected. He was 65 which is kind of young just to drop dead of natural causes. I’m saddened as I do remember him.
    He was rather charming and entertaining in his way on those shows. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Harry Anderson, the judge on the TV show "Night Court" has died at 65.

    Actor, magician, he had a recurring role on Cheers, and Saturday Night Live.

    Night Court was on for several years, fairly good show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Doesn’t say how he died other than no foul play suspected. He was 65 which is kind of young just to drop dead of natural causes. I’m saddened as I do remember him.
    He was rather charming and entertaining in his way on those shows. May he Rest In Peace.
    I seem to recall he had heart issues in his 40’s. But don’t know if that was the cause of death. Sad either way.

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    Loved, loved, loved Night Court.

    That just sucks.
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