‘Court’ jester Anderson dead at 65
“Night Court” star Harry Anderson, who used his gifts for magic and comedy to become one of the 1980s’ and ’90s’ most beloved TV stars, died at home in North Carolina on Monday. He was 65.
Asheville cops answered a 911 call from Anderson’s home at 6:41 a.m. and found the actor dead, city police spokeswoman Christina Hallingse said.
“No foul play is suspected,” said Hallingse, who declined to provide any other details.
Anderson came to TV fame in the early 1980s with a recurring character, flimflam man Harry “The Hat” Gittes, on NBC’s sitcom “Cheers.”
Before long, he starred in his own hit show, as Manhattan Judge Harry T. Stone on NBC’s “Night Court,” from 1984 to 1992, earning three Emmy nominations. He then played columnist Dave Barry in CBS’s “Dave’s World” from 1993 to 1997.
Anderson is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, and two children from his first marriage to Leslie Pollack.
ADJOURNED: Harry Anderson earned three Emmy nods as Judge Harry Stone in NBC’s “Night Court.”