‘Court’ jester Anderson dead at 65

New York Post - - NEWS - David K. Li

“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.”

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