‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson dies at age 65


FILE - In this May 19, 1988, file photo, Harry Anderson poses after a press conference in New York. Authorities said, Monday, April 16, 2018, that actor Harry Anderson of "Night Court" comedy series fame died in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the televised comedy series “Night Court,” has been found dead in his North Carolina home.

Harry Anderson, star of the sitcom “Night Court,” is seen in New York in 1988. Authorities say the actor was found dead at his home in North Carolina. He was 65. (Richard Drew/Associated Press Archives)

Anderson was 65.

A statement from the Asheville Police Department said officers responded to a call from Anderson’s home early Monday and found him dead. The statement said foul play is not suspected.

On “Night Court,” Anderson played Judge Harry T. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for singer Mel Torme, actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks and his collection of art-deco ties.

He also appeared on the series “Tales From The Crypt.”

Anderson is survived by two children from his first marriage to Leslie Pollack, and by his current wife Elizabeth Morgan.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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