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Overview (3)

Born in Queens, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameFlorence Cohen

Mini Bio (1)

Florence Halop was born on January 23, 1923 in Queens, New York, USA as Florence Cohen. She was an actress, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), Night Court (1984) and George Burns Comedy Week (1985). 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)

Trivia (8)

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.
She appeared numerous times in different roles on "Barney Miller".
Florence Halop appeared in at least one "Bowery Boys" film along with her brother Billy Halop.
Father: Benjamin Cohen; Mother: Lucille Halop.

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