Markie Publish, “Evening Courtroom” actress, dies on the age of 70

Markie Post, the bubbly actress best known for her roles in the television series “Night Court” and “The Fall Guy” and the movie “There’s Something About Mary” during her four-decade career, died Saturday at her Los home Angeles. She was 70.

Her death was confirmed by her manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, who produced a statement from Ms. Post’s family stating that the cause of death was cancer.

Ms. Post had acted for almost four years after her first diagnosis of cancer and during chemotherapy, which she described as her “part-time job,” her family said.

Since her diagnosis, she had worked on a Lifetime Christmas film and had a recurring guest role on the ABC series “The Kids Are Alright.”

Often cast in goofy roles that emphasized her comedic timing, Ms. Post became a television character in the 1980s.

She appeared on “The Love Boat,” “The A-Team,” and “Cheers,” before starring prominently as a bailiff on “The Fall Guy,” an action show about a stunt man played by Lee Majors, who as moonlight a bounty hunter.

Her greatest success came on the sitcom “Night Court” when she was cast as Christine Sullivan, the seductive and naive public defender who was the romantic interest of Judge Harry T. Stone, played by Harry Anderson. However, the judge was not her only admirer. So did Dan Fielding, the lustful prosecutor, played by John Larroquette.

One of her co-stars on the show, Charlie Robinson, who played the pragmatic court clerk, died last month at the age of 75.

In the 1990s, Ms. Post starred alongside John Ritter on Hearts Afire, a political sitcom in which she played a former journalist who worked as a press advisor for a Senator of the South. Her father was played by Ed Asner, who paid tribute to Ms. Post on Twitter on Sunday.

Born November 4, 1950 in Palo Alto, California, Ms. Post began her career working on game shows, writing questions for Family Feud, finding awards for The Price Is Right, and researching for Split Second. . “

“I learned more researching this game show than I did in four years of college,” Ms. Post said in an interview with Bill Tush on his show in the 1980s.

In 1998, Ms. Post was cast by the Farrelly brothers as the baby mother of Mary, the main character in There’s Something About Mary, played by Cameron Diaz.

Later in her career, Ms. Post’s acting credits included “Scrubs” and “Chicago PD”.

Ms. Post leaves behind her husband Michael A. Ross; and two daughters, Kate Armstrong Ross, an actress, and Daisy Schoenborn, who said in their statement that Ms. Post was an example of kindness.

They described Ms. Post as “a person who baked elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and indulgent in an often harsh world.”

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