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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, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Dave's World (1993). 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 (6)

The son of Harry Anderson and Suzanne Johnson, magician-turned-actor Harry Anderson was reportedly once a Three Card Monte dealer in New York City. He graduated in 1970 as the valedictorian of North Hollywood High School. Before he became an actor, he taught a course on how to detect fraudsters and confidence ("con") artists.
His first wife, Leslie Pollack, is reportedly a certified witch. The couple had two children before divorcing: Eva Fay Anderson (Eva Anderson) (born 1981) and Dashiell William Anderson (Dashiell Anderson) (born 1985).
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".
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.
Anderson and wife, Elizabeth Morgan, survived Hurricane Katrina by remaining in New Orleans, where they owned a store called Sideshow and a nightclub called Oswalds, but later relocated to Asheville, North Carolina in 2006.

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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