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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 05:56 AM

Harry Anderson magician/comedian "Night Court" found dead in his Asheville NC home - 65 years old.

Even Harry the Hat echoed Mr. Anderson’s real life. In 1985, he told People magazine that he used to run a classic street hustle, the shell game, in San Francisco, where, at 21 years old, he had his jaw broken by an opponent who was livid at the game’s outcome.

Mr. Anderson, one of three children, was born on Oct. 14, 1952, in Newport, R.I., and spent much of his childhood on the move, often performing on the streets for money, he told People. By 16, he had lived in many cities including Chicago, New York, St. Louis and New Orleans. He landed in California at 16 years old and from there found success as a comic magician, which opened the door to his acting career.

About his mother, he said to People: “She was a hustler, yeah. She did a lot of things. We moved around a lot, and she had a lot of men friends.”

His childhood, though, was not bad, he said, adding that his dubious background should not be viewed any differently from his mother’s. “I respect my mother; she was very concerned with taking care of us,” he said. “She did what needed to be done to try to keep us together. People find my criminal days amusing, but they find her background shocking. I don’t draw any line.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/obituaries/harry-anderson-dead-night-court.html

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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:38 AM

1. RIP Harry

RIP

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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:42 AM

2. Rest in Peace

Used to love Night Court.

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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:33 AM

3. Loved Night Court, loved Anderson.

RIP to a truly funny man.

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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:56 AM

4. Love that man and the way he respects his mama.

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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:57 AM

5. waaaay too young....

Peace Harry

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