While not an icon of the horror genre, actor Harry Anderson had a pivotal role in 1990’s Television miniseries adaption of Stephen King’s horror masterpiece, “IT.” As the older version of Richie Tozier, Anderson branded his place within the genre.
It is noted with sadness that Mr. Anderson passed away on April the 16th at the age of 65. While cause of death had not been confirmed, it was known that the actor, who had an even greater career as a stage magician, suffered from COPD. He was found at his Asheville, North Carolina home and pronounced deceased early Monday morning.
One of Anderson’s standout roles was as Judge Harry T. Stone of the long-running sitcom “Night Court”. He also starred as journalist Dave Barry in the sitcom loosely based on the journalist’s life; “Dave’s World.” As well as acting, he had a very successful career presence as a stage magician and performed in many venues, a favorite of which was the club he and his wife owned in New Orleans called “Spade & Archer Curiosities by Appointment” although it was later shortened to “Sideshow.”