Asheville, NC: Actor Harry Anderson, star of ‘Night Court,’ has died.

Asheville, NC: Actor Harry Anderson, star of ‘Night Court,’ has died.

Actor Harry Anderson, best known for playing a judge working the night shift in the television comedy series “Night Court,” has died on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at his home in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dashiell Anderson, Harry Anderson’s son, tells TMZ that his father “passed away of natural causes.”

Harry Anderson was born Tuesday, October 14th, 1952, in Newport, Rhode Island.

Harry Anderson was drawn to the art of magic in his youth.

After moving to Los Angeles, California, Harry Anderson practiced his skills often and joined the Dante Magic Club in his teens and reportedly made money as a street magician in San Francisco, California when he was 17 years old.

In 1970, Harry Anderson graduated from North Hollywood High School in North Hollywood, California as class valedictorian.

Harry Anderson frequently appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and rose to fame playing Judge Harry T. Stone on the television comedy series “Night Court” which ran from 1984 to 1992.

Harry Anderson also starred in the series “Dave’s World” and appeared on “Cheers” as con man Harry ‘The Hat’ Gittes.

Harry Anderson opened a magic shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans and had a nightclub in the French Quarter called Oswald’s Speakeasy.

In his later years, Harry Anderson kept a low profile, only occasionally appearing in shows like “30 Rock,” “Son of the Beach” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!”

Harry Anderson was 65 years old and is survived by 2 children and his wife, Elizabeth Morgan.

 

 

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