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Date of Birth 23 January 1923Queens, New York, USA
Date of Death 15 July 1986Los Angeles, California, USA  (lung cancer)

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Florence Halop was born on January 23, 1923 in Queens, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Meet Millie (1952), Night Court (1984) and Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975). She was married to George Gruskin. She died on July 15, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

George Gruskin (April 1949 - 18 August 1975) (his death) (2 children)

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Sister of Billy Halop.
On radio from age 4, she found TV comedy to be her medium, drawing laughs alone with her short stature, feisty demeanor and unmistakable rasp. In 1985, she replaced Selma Diamond as the deadpan bailiff on the hit sitcom Night Court (1984). Diamond, who also had a crackling nasal voice that induced chuckles, had died of lung cancer. Coincidentally, Florence, also a heavy smoker, died less than a year later of the same disease, after only one season on the show.
Has two daughters Georgianna and Benita.
Briefly worked as a Beverly Hills real estate agent.
Her first acting job, at the age of four, was with Orson Welles' Mercury Theater. She later had a prolific career on radio, being heard, among others, on "March of Time", "Cavalcade of America" and "The Jimmy Durante Show". In addition to her work on various TV series, she was also frequently seen in commercials.

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