Markie Post, ’Night Court’ co-star, dies at 70

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By Jake Coyle The Associated Press

August 8, 2021 - 8:13 am

NEW YORK — Markie Post, who played the nationalist defender successful the 1980s sitcom “Night Court” and was a regular beingness connected tv for 4 decades, has died. She was 70.

Post’s manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, said Post died Saturday successful Los Angeles aft a years-long conflict with cancer.

Post was a longtime tv regular who appeared successful shows from “Cheers” to “Scrubs.” But she was champion known for her seven-season tally connected NBC’s “Night Court,” the Manhattan municipal tribunal sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1992 and starred Harry Anderson arsenic Judge Harry T. Stone.

Post became a full-time formed subordinate of “Night Court” successful play 3 arsenic Christine Sullivan, a sincere and strong-willed pistillate who served arsenic a changeless foil to Dan Fielding, John Larroquette’s womanizing, narcissistic prosecutor. With comic rebuttal, Post’s Christine deflected Fielding’s lechery passim the series’ run. Though an unrealized romance betwixt Christine and Harry was often teased, “Night Court” ended with Fielding realizing the nationalist suspect was the emotion of his life.

Several of Post’s “Night Court” co-stars person died successful caller years. Harry Anderson died astatine property 65 successful 2018. In July, Charles Robinson, who played the clerk Mac died astatine 75. NBC is presently processing a sequel to the series.

Post had 2 daughters with her 2nd husband, TV shaper and writer Michael A. Ross. In a statement, the household said “our pridefulness is successful who she was successful summation to acting; a idiosyncratic who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for archetypal apartments and showed america however to beryllium kind, loving and forgiving successful an often harsh world.”

Post started successful tv down the camera, moving connected the accumulation unit of the crippled shows “Double Dare” and “Card Sharks.” Her archetypal bid regular relation was successful the Lee Majors enactment escapade bid “The Fall Guy,” successful which she played Terri Michaels from 1982 to 1985.

Post’s different credits see playing Cameron Diaz’s parent successful “There’s Something About Mary”; Elliot Reid’s parent connected “Scrubs”; and appearances successful the shows “The Love Boat,” “The A-Team” and “Fantasy Island.” While receiving chemotherapy treatments, Post acted successful the Lifetime movie “Christmas Reservations” and impermanent starred connected the ABC bid “The Kids Are Alright.”

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