Harry Anderson, an actor and magician featured on the TV shows Night Court , Dave's World and Cheers died Monday morning at age 65. Police in Asheville, N.C., say officers responded to a call at Anderson's home and found him deceased. No foul play is suspected in his death. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans reports for our Newscast unit: "Before his signature role on NBC's Night Court , Anderson played con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes on Cheers — constantly trying to scam money and drinks out of the show's star, bar owner Sam Malone played by Ted Danson. "A Rhode Island native, Anderson gained fame as a stand-up comic who used sleight of hand in his act, appearing on Saturday Night Live before he was cast on Cheers . His best-known role was playing...
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Harry Anderson, Judge On 'Night Court,' Dies At His N.C. Home. He Was 65