Night Court Actress Markie Post Dead At 70 After Brave Four-Year Battle With Cancer


Longtime actress Markie Post, weightier known for her role on Night Court tween several other high-profile projects, has died without a nearly four-year-long wrestle with cancer.

She was 70 years old.

The minion actress passed yonder on Saturday without her brave, long wrestle with the disease, as her manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky first confirmed this weekend in a statement to Deadline.

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In a statement sent to the media, Post’s grieving family confirmed the news and reflected on the actress’ electric personality, both while working, and at home, overdue the scenes:

“For us, our pride is in who she was in wing to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed taps for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world.”


Born in northern California in 1950, Post spent four decades of her life working in the television industry. Without working overdue the scenes on several game shows, she sooner became an socialize producer on Alex Trebek‘s Double Dare, and appeared on camera as a vellum dealer on NBC‘s Card Sharks.

From there, whence in 1979, she started to receive on-camera vicarial roles and saw success with small parts on CHiPsBarnaby JonesThe Incredible HulkThe Lazarus SyndromeBuck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Hart to Hart. Without three years of diligent work like that, in 1982, she got her first big unravel when she earned the role of ladle bondswoman Terri Michaels in the ABC series The Fall Guy, which ran through 1985.

Upon finishing that role, Post earned her biggest unravel of them all, and settled into the role for which she’s perhaps the most known. The NorCal native regularly appeared as public defender Christine Sullivan on NBC’s Night Court between 1985 and 1992. In total, she appeared on 159 episodes of the show, and made herself a household name with her work there.

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Post enjoyed something of a late career resurrection, too. She appeared on shows like ABC’s Scrubs and Chicago PD in recurring roles over the recent years, while moreover going when to her game show roots with a turn on CBS’ Hollywood Squares for a while in 2000, as well.

Former co-star Melissa Joan Hart, who starred with Post in the made-for-TV Christmas movie Holiday in Handcuffs, shared a very, very sweet tribute to the late actress on Instagram on Sunday morning:

Wow. Very touching!

Sophia Bush, who played Post’s daughter on Chicago PD, moreover shared a separate tribute to the woman on her Instagram Stories, referencing Markie’s family and saying she “always spoke of [them] with a twinkle in her eye.”

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Per Deadline, Post leaves overdue her husband, Michael A. Ross, as well as two daughters Kate and Daisy, and a five-month-old granddaughter.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Post’s family, friends, and loved ones as they deal with this difficult time and mourn this wondrous woman and her lifelong upbringing and impact.


[Image via Guillermo Proano/WENN]

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Aug 08, 2021 10:45am PDT

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