Harry Anderson Poster


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Overview (5)

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Died in Asheville, North Carolina, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameHarry Laverne Anderson
Nickname Harry the Hat
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA as Harry Laverne Anderson. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

Spouse (2)

Elizabeth Morgan (2000 - 16 April 2018) ( his death)
Leslie Pollack (1977 - 1999) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Towering height and slender frame
The fedora hat he habitually wears, which inspired his nickname "Harry the Hat"

Trivia (15)

His former wife, Leslie, is a certified witch.
Incorporates pickpocket techniques in his magic act.
Before he became an actor, he taught a course on how to detect frauds and confidence ("con") artists.
Reportedly was once a Three Card Monte dealer on New York City streets.
When appearing on Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1982, he performed a "geek trick" by sticking a long needle through the skin of his forearm. He said to some squeamish audience members "It's just a trick!" Then to show that it wasn't "real," he moved the needle back and forth and blood began to pour out of the "wound".
Graduated as valedictorian of North Hollywood High School. [1970]
Before television and movies, was a live performer for the Green Show at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.
In the summer of 2005, he opened a nightclub in the French Quarter of New Orleans called "Oswald's Speakeasy," where he is often featured as a performer.
Father of Eva Fay Anderson (Eva Anderson) (born 1981) and Dashiell William Anderson (Dashiell Anderson) (born 1985).
He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina by remaining in New Orleans but have planned to migrate to Asheville, North Carolina.
Owns a store in New Orleans called Sideshow. [July 2003]
He and his wife are moving to Asheville, North Carolina. [August 2006]
Opened a speakeasy called Oswalds in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. [June 2005]
Has two children Eva Ray, and Dashiell.

Personal Quotes (9)

The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find a worker who can climb a ladder after lunch.
I'm not Hollywood. I'm a Quarter Rat. I belong here.
Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it won't keep the wise from trying.
I'll give it a shot. But I don't know that a year from now I'm going to be here. Nobody does.
I am richer than Davy Crockett. I can settle back and do what I want to do. And what I want to do is card tricks and magic.
But I'm very thankful that no one is slamming my head against the wall anymore.
Is now the time to legalize prostitution?
There's this perception sometimes around here that I'm this Hollywood guy.
We treated all of the dead with dignity.

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