'Night Court' Actor Harry Anderson Dead at 65

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Actor Harry Anderson, best known for his portrayal of Judge Harry Stone in the hit sitcom Night Court has died at his North Carolina home, police said. He was 65.

Authorities were called to his Asheville home Monday morning. Foul play was not suspected, authorities said. 

The Rhode Island native was also a writer and magician and once taught a course on how to detect con artists, according to IMDb.

Fame came in the 1980s when he starred in NBC's Night Court, a comedy depicting a busy night time courtroom in Manhattan. Baby-faced and world weary, Anderson's judge presided over a collection of misfits and egocentric lawyers.

The show ran for nine years, ending in 1992. He was nominated three times for an Emmy.

Anderson also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, where he performed magic tricks. He had parts in 30 Rock, Cheers, and The John Larroquette Show.

Anderson also appeared in the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It.

Judd Apatow took to Twitter, calling Anderson "kind" and "hilarious."

Anderson leaves two grown daughters , Eva Anderson and Dashiell Anderson. 


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