65-year-old Harry Anderson was found deceased in his Asheville, North Carolina home on the morning of Monday, April 16, by police. No word has yet been released on the circumstances surrounding Harry’s death.
Harry was a beloved television star who won over the hearts of his fans during his lengthy television career. During his time on the screen, Harry was credited with acting in over 27 roles, earning himself a nomination for three Primetime Emmys.
Some of the roles he was most famous for included his work as Richie Tozier in 1990’s It, Jim Korman in Tales from the Crypt from 1990-1992, and Dave Barry in Dave’s World from 1993-1997. However, the role he was best known for was his portrayal of Judge Harry T. Stone in Night Court from 1984-1992.
Born in Newport, Rhode Island, on October 14, 1952, he quickly fell in love with his truest passion, magic! After moving to Los Angeles as a teenager, he began to develop his skills and style. He then joined the Dante Magic Club, and by the time he was 17, he was earning money as a San Francisco street magician.
From there, he earned himself a recurring spot on the television show, Saturday Night Live, and Cheers. He spent the next few years working on television shows, magic shows, and even helping writing a book with his longtime friend, Turk Pipkin.
After the cancellation of Dave’s World, Harry began to withdraw from the Hollywood life. And moved to New Orleans in 2002. In 2005, he opened a nightclub in the French Quarter called Oswald’s Speakeasy.
He didn’t spend his entire life focusing on magic and acting however, he married twice in his life and had two children. In 1977, he married Leslie Pollack, and the two had two children together before divorcing in 1999. In 2000, he married Elizabeth Morgan who he remained with until his death.
Please pray for his family and loved ones as they face this terrible loss. Harry will be sorely missed by all who had the wonderful chance to get to know him.
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