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|March 25, 2019|
‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson dies at 65
ASHVILLE, N. CAROLINA - Harry Anderson, the magician-turned-comic-turned-actor best known for playing a lightly disguised version of himself as a judge on the TV sitcom "Night Court," was found dead Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina, police told NBC News.
Anderson appeared numerous times on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show" and "Saturday Night Live" during the 1980s and soon became a recurring guest star on "Cheers," playing a swindler and grifter called Harry the Hat.
Anderson, who often said he was inspired to pursue magic by Harry Blackstone Sr., the famed stage magician of the last century, grew up in Southern California.
Anderson was 65. The cause of death wasn't disclosed, but police said foul play wasn't suspected.
Story Date: April 20, 2018