Markie Post, “Night Court” actress, dies at the age of 70

Markie Post, who played the public defender on the 1980s sitcom “Night Court” and was a regular on television for four decades, has died. She was 70.

Post manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky said Post died on Saturday in Los Angeles after years of battling cancer.

Post was a longtime television regular, appearing on shows ranging from Cheers to Scrubs. But she was best known for her seven season run on NBC’s “Night Court,” the Manhattan City Court sitcom that ran from 1984 to 1992 and starred Harry Anderson as Judge Harry T. Stone.

Post became a full-time performer of “Night Court” as Christine Sullivan, a sincere and strong-willed woman who served as constant foil to Dan Fielding, John Larroquette’s narcissistic, narcissistic prosecutor, for season three. Christine von Post Fielding fended off horniness with a comical rebuttal throughout the run of the series. Though an unrealized romance between Christine and Harry was often teased, “Night Court” ended with Fielding realizing that the public accused was the love of his life.

Several of the Post’s “Night Court” co-stars have died in recent years. Harry Anderson died in 2018 at the age of 65. Charles Robinson, who played Mac clerk, died in July at the age of 75. NBC is currently developing a sequel to the series.

Post had two daughters with her second husband, television producer and writer Michael A. Ross. In a statement, the family said, “Our pride, besides acting, is who she was; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for the first apartments and showed us how to be friendly, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world. “

Post started behind the camera on television, working on the production crew for the game shows “Double Dare” and “Card Sharks”. Her first regular role on the series was in the Lee Majors action-adventure series “The Fall Guy,” in which she played Terri Michaels from 1982 to 1985.

Post’s other credits include Cameron Diaz’s mother in “There’s Something About Mary”; Elliot Reid’s mother on “Scrubs”; and appearances on the shows “The Love Boat”, “The A-Team” and “Fantasy Island”. While receiving chemotherapy treatments, Post starred in the Lifetime film “Christmas Reservations” and as a guest on the ABC series “The Kids Are Alright”.

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