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Born: October 14, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newport, Rhode Island, USA Profession: magician, actor, writer, producer, technical consultant, magic shop owner, street hustler

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A popular, well-liked stage comic and renowned street magician since the early 1980's, comedian-actor Harry Anderson made a successful transition into television to become one of primetime's best known actors of the 1980's and 1990's. Undoubtedly, Anderson was most recognized for playing the likeably eccentric Judge Harold T. Stone on the long-running courtroom comedy, "Night Court" (NBC, 1984-1992).

A popular, well-liked stage comic and renowned street magician since the early 1980's, comedian-actor Harry Anderson made a successful transition into television to become one of primetime's best known actors of the 1980's and 1990's. Undoubtedly, Anderson was most recognized for playing the likeably eccentric Judge Harold T. Stone on the long-running courtroom comedy, "Night Court" (NBC, 1984-1992).

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 Harvey (1999) Elwood P Dowd
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 Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988) Freddie Fallon
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 Mardi Gras 2001 Live (2001) Host
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 Dog Tales (1998) Host
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1968:
Was performing a lucrative shell game in San Francisco at age 16 (date approximate)
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Got his jaw broken by a disgruntled victim of his street con
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Shifted to legitimate magic
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Performed magic shows in Oregon
1971:
Acted in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
1973:
Returned to street performing
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Opened for Kenny Rogers, Debbie Reynolds, and Roger Miller in Las Vegas
1977:
Met, married, and began performing with Leslie Pollack, a fellow magician
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Began appearing on "Saturday Night Live"
1982:
TV acting debut, "Twilight Theater", a satirical comedy special
1982:
Feature acting debut, "The Escape Artist"
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Became a recurring character, Harry the Hat, on "Cheers"
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Starred as Judge Harold Stone on the popular sitcom, "Night Court"; also wrote some episodes
1987:
Wrote and produced first TV special (also starred), "Harry Anderson's Sideshow"
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Co-founded (with magician Martin Lewis), the Left-Handed League, a technical consulting firm
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Played humorist Dave Barry on the CBS sitcom, "Dave's World", based on the columns of the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaperman
2002:
Became the proud proprietor of Spade & Archer Curiosities by Appointment, a New Orleans magic shop
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Notes

Received Stage Magician of the Year Award from the National Academy of Magician Arts and Sciences in 1989

Anderson continues to perform as a magician in the country's top night clubs including The Riviera and The Sands in Las Vegas and Harrahs in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

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wife:
Leslie Pollack. Magician, mentalist, occultist, handwriting analyst. Married in 1977; worked with Anderson's technical consulting firm; separated on April 1, 1998; she filed for divorce in February 1999.
wife:
Elizabeth Morgan. Born c. 1973; met in 2000 while she was tending bar at Marie Laveau's Voodoo Bar in New Orleans.

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daughter:
Eva Fay Anderson.
son:
Dashiell William Anderson. Born in 1976.

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"Games You Can't Lose: A Guide For Suckers"

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