Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

'Night Court' judge, Harry Anderson, dead at 65

'Night Court' judge, Harry Anderson, dead at 65

Harry Anderson, best known for his leading role in the "Night Court" sitcom in the '80s, died Monday morning at his home in Asheville, police officials said. While no cause has been announced, foul play is not suspected, according to police.

He appeared on Saturday Night Live on numerous occasions, which he managed to parlay into minor roles on sitcoms such as Cheers before he landed his own show, cast as Judge Harry Styles for nearly a decade on the hit NBC show "Night Court".

Anderson began his career with small roles on "Tales from the Darkside" and "The Dark Side" before breaking out on "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980s.

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"I guess they figured I was an actor", Anderson said of getting the role. He also starred in the 1990s sitcom "Dave's World", based on the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry. Night Court somehow still feels like an unheralded part of TV history, a show that has a loyal audience from its original run but still doesn't seem like it receives the attention that it deserves.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, whom he married in 2000, and his two children from his first wife, Leslie Pollack. So, in celebration of his death, we've compiled a list of everything you should know about him! "I tip my hat to you, my friend", she wrote in the caption.

Anderson was 65 years old. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. "He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy", filmmaker Judd Apatow wrote. "I was asked because I was a big fan". He was just wonderful.

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