Actress Markie Post Dies at 70 After Four-Year Battle With Cancer
Markie Post, the actress known for her roles in "Night Court" and "The Fall Guy," passed away on Saturday. She was 70 years old.
"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 over the weekend.
Born on November 4, 1950 in Palo Alto, California, Post's first acting credit came in 1979, with appearances on episodes of CHiPs, Barnaby Jones, The Incredible Hulk, The Lazarus Syndrome, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Hart to Hart.
She would later appear in series such as The Love Boat, Cheers, Fantasy Island, and The A-Team before landing the role of bail bondswoman Terri Michaels on ABC's The Fall Guy. She appeared in a total of 65 episodes of that series between 1982 and 1985.
Post's portrayal of public defender Christine Sullivan on the NBC comedy Night Court is the role that most will remember her by. She appeared in a total of 159 episodes between 1985 and 1992.
She also drew attention as Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman in Hearts Afire, the CBS sitcom which also featured John Ritter.
Post continued to work in her later years and even after she got sick. Between chemo treatments she worked on projects such as the Lifetime Christmas movie Four Christmases and a Wedding and the ABC series The Kids Are Alright.
Markie Post is survived by her husband, writer Michael A. Ross, daughters, actress Kate Armstrong Ross and Daisy Schoenborn; son-in-law Bryce Schoenborn and a five-month-old granddaughter.
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