Veteran TV Actress, Markie Post, who played the public defender in the sitcom “Night Court” in the 1980s and was a typical presence on television for four decades, has died when she was 70. The cause of her death was cancer. She died of cancer as stated by her manager, Ellen Lubin Santisky. Compassionate about acting Post, born Marjorie Armstrong Pos. The actress was best recognized for her part as Christine Sullivan, the public defender on NBC’s Night Court and appeared in dozens of great films and television shows during her four-decade career.
She died on Saturday, nearly four years after she was diagnosed with cancer. The actress was born in Palo Alto , California, and was the daughter of scientist Richard F. Post and poet Marylee Post. She began her career in Hollywood behind the scenes, serving as a production crew unit on Split Second and then worked as an associate producer on the late 1970s CBS game show Double Dare. She was also a card trader on the original Card Sharks.
Markie Post’s Best works:
She turned to act by making her debut in an episode of CHiPS in 1979.
She featured in episodes of The Incredible Hulk, Hart to Hart, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Semi-Tough, and Simon & Simon before she ultimately reached her first series established role as Terri Michaels on The Fall Guy. She featured in 64 episodes from the year 1982 to 1985. In 1984, Post was cast as Christine Sullivan on Night Court, featuring in 159 episodes of the famous series. She would later serve as a Night Court reunion and play herself in the 2008 30 Rock episode.
Markie could also be recognized in episodes of Hearts Afire, Cheers, Odd Man Out, Scrubs, Twice in a Lifetime, The District, Santa Clarita Diet, Ghost Whisperer, and The Kids Are Alright. She had a recurring role as Barbara “Funny” Fletcher, on Chicago P.D., arising in 18 episodes between 2014 and 2017. Markie also played Cameron Diaz’s mommy in There’s Something About Mary. Her ultimate role was as Jenna Dewan’s mommy in an episode of the short-lived Netflix series Soundtrack in the year 2019.
Post’s Personal Life:
Post is lived by her TV producer and writer Michael and second husband, A. Ross, their two daughters, actress Kate Armstrong Ross and Daisy Schoenborn, son-in-law Bryce Schoenborn, and a 5-month-old granddaughter.
Her family in a statement to the Associated Press explained that their pride is in who she was in upswing to acting; a person who made intricate cakes for friends, knitted curtains for first apartments, and expressed to us the way to be polite, loving, and forgiving during a frequently harsh world.
Her co-actors & other Night Court stars have expired in recent years. Harry Anderson, who played Judge Harold “Harry” T. Stone passed away in 2018 at age 65. Charlie Robinson, who featured as clerk Mac, passed away in July at 75. NBC is now creating a sequel series, starring John Larroquette and Melissa Rauch.
Tributes to Markie Post
Many actors and people who worked with her expressed their solace for her demise.
Holiday in Handcuffs’s actress and Post’s co-star Melissa Joan Hart, conveyed her grief in her Instagram post, confessing that she is heartbroken to lose an angel here on planet! Her dear friend and television mother, Markie Post is ultimately at rest after an extended tough battle with cancer. She can’t describe what she meant to her, the friendship they had and the compassion she ascertained for her. She ended by saying that she loves her so much and she will be missed forever.
Ed Asner, who acted with Markie in the sitcom “Hearts Afire” also shared a tribute on Twitter, saying “I am upset to hear of the demise of my friend Markie Post. She was a genuine talent. We did Hearts Afire jointly and to act with her and John was a blessing.
Sophia Bush, who features in NBC’s Chicago P.D. and acted with Post when she appeared as Bush’s mother on the show, shared an emotional post in honour of the actress.