It was art imitating life. His performance as the quirky, big-hearted judge who presided over the night shift of a Manhattan courtroom earned Anderson three consecutive Emmy nominations, all in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category, in 1985, 1986, and 1987. There were no signs of foul play, police said.
Marsha Warfield played bailiff Roz Russell and was the flawless deadpan foil to Anderson's character Stone's zany antics.
On Monday she took to Facebook for a touching live remembrance of her dear friend and co-star.
He said in a People magazine story: "I am richer than Davy Crockett". "I can settle back and do what I want to do".
In the same interview, Anderson said: "I'm not an actor either". The actresses who played the original bailiffs, Selma Diamond ("Selma Hacker") and Florence Halop ("Florence Kleiner") died during the show's run at 64 and 63, respectively-although their on-screen personas seemed older-both of lung cancer.
Harry Anderson was estimated to be worth $10million (£7million), according to Celebrity Net Worth. Aw man, I'm so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts are with Anderson's loved ones during this hard time.
Kenny Miller & Lee Wallace: Rangers To Suspend Pair After Graeme Murty Argument
The fallout from Rangers' Scottish Cup humiliation at the hands of Celtic is continuing. Lee Wallace in action against James Forrest last season.
"Night Court" was nominated for 31 Emmys and won seven.
" "Cheers" was my first acting job, but it was basically the character I had developed on the street", he said. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. "He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy", tweeted Judd Apatow.
Anderson is survived by this two children, Dashiell Anderson and Eva Fay Anderson, and his wife, Elizabeth Morgan.
Anderson, also an illusionist and comic, moved from Hollywood to New Orleans in 2000, opening a magic shop and nightclub in the French Quarter, where he also lived. Foreman reported from Charlotte, North Carolina.