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'Night Court' star Harry Anderson dies at 65

'Night Court' star Harry Anderson dies at 65

Actor and comic Harry Anderson, who portrayed the genial if quirky judge Harry T. Stone on the Emmy-winning NBC series “Night Court,” died at his home in Asheville, N.C., on Monday, according to the Associated Press. He was 65 years old.

Anderson, whose fondness for vintage clothing and the crooner Mel Torme was incorporated into his role on “Night Court,” began his career as a magician and stand-up comedian around L.A. clubs, including the Magic Castle. His skills helped land him an agent, and he appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night With David Letterman” and “Cheers” before finally landing the role of Stone on “Night Court.”

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