Actress Markie Post dies at 70 after battle with cancer

Markie Post, ‘Night Court’ and ‘The Fall Guy’ actor, dies at 70

Markie Post, the actress known for her roles in “Night Court” and “The Fall Guy,” has died. She was 70 years old.

Post passed away Saturday, her manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky of Wright Entertainment confirmed to CNN on Sunday.

“With great sadness, the family of actress Markie Post tonight shares her passing after a three year, ten month battle with cancer,” her family said in a statement.

Post was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Palo Alto, California. Her first forays into acting came with appearances in the 1970s on television shows like “CHiPs,” “Barnaby Jones” and “The Incredible Hulk.”

She went on to act in the ’80s on the hit shows “The Love Boat,” “Cheers” and “The A-Team.”

Then she landed the recurring role of Terri Michaels, a bail bondswoman on the series “The Fall Guy,” appearing in 65 episodes from 1982 to 1985, according to Deadline.

But it was Post’s role as public defender Christine Sullivan on the beloved sitcom “Night Court,” which she appeared on from 1985 that 1992, that became her best-known work.

After “Night Court,” Post would co-star alongside John Ritter in the comedy series “Hearts Afire” from 1992 to 1995.

Post’s long list of credits over the past two decades include guest shots on “30 Rock,” “Scrubs,” “The District,” “Dave’s World” and “Ghost Whisperer.” She was a regular on the one-season ABC comedy “Odd Man Out.” And Post was part of the voice cast for the “Transformers Prime” animated series that aired on Discovery’s now-defunct kids channel the Hub.

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