Harry Anderson

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  • Birth Place: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Died: April 16, 2018
  • Profession: Actor, Comic, Magician
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Fast Facts

  • Had a transient childhood, living in various cities such as Chicago, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
  • Performed as a street magician as a youth and ran a street-hustling shell game in San Francisco at the age of 16.
  • Not all were pleased with his street hustling: His jaw was once broken by an indignant victim of a con.
  • Acted in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the early 1970s.
  • Guest starred on the sitcom Cheers as likable con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes.
  • In 1989, coauthored a book about magic, swindles and trickery titled Games You Can't Lose: A Guide for Suckers.
  • Opened a nightclub in New Orleans called Oswald's Speakeasy in 2005.

Awards

  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Eva Fay Anderson — Daughter
  • Dashiell Anderson — Son
  • Elizabeth Morgan Anderson — Wife
  • Leslie Pollack — Ex-wife

Details

  • Birth Place: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Died: April 16, 2018
  • Profession: Actor, Comic, Magician

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