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Steven Youell

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Just got a news alert that Harry Anderson has been found dead in his home. No further details at this time...
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A sad day.
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I just read that too.  I remember watching him on SNL when I was little.  I loved the Harry the Hat character.  Sad day for magic.

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Aw man... So sad. He wasn't that old a man, was he? (Rhetorical question, I can look him up.) Got to see him once at The Punchline in Atlanta a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. What a showman!

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Wow!  That’s a surprise.  I didn’t think he was that old …


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RIP Harry Anderson... he was 65... 
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So sad. Harry was only 65.
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Wow! Really bummed out about this. I grew up watching him on TV, and always enjoyed his magic.
Over the last few years I have purchased a number of his marketed items through Meir Yedid.

RIP, Harry!

http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/harry-anderson-night-court-dead-at-65-1202754949/
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Celebrate his life and magic with amazement and some laughs.
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I saw Harry Anderson in Las Vegas in 1980.  His theatre act was mostly comedy, based around magic.  One very funny thing he did which I’ll never forget:  

 He handed a lady in the front row a deck of cards, and asked her to “mix the deck.”  She apparently didn’t understand, so he gestured with hand motions, a kind of overhand shuffle, again saying “Mix the deck.”  After a couple more times, seeming to get more and more agitated at her inability to understand, he reached into his suitcase and produced a large plastic cruise ship with an egg beater, visibly demonstrating how to “mix the deck”.  

 I guess you had to be there, but seen in context with the rest of his show, it was hilarious!


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This is very sad news to hear. To me he'll be the guy that did the Needle Thru Arm. I remember buying this as a dealer item and freaked my friends out and of course, he was the judge on Night Court.

RIP Harry..

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My first memory of him was when he did his hamster thing on SNL. I was wide eyed and smiling. It was impossible to not like him.
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I am not in the US, so I never got the chance to watch his TV programs (SNL and Night Court) although I knew about them. I just knew he was on them. But I knew he was a great magician (sad to use "was" instead of "is") and the trick that did it for me was his last monte. I saw it a long time ago (some time in the 90s) and I bought it. But since it is a great effect I did not want to perform it because every time you perform it you give away/destroy a card. It is a specially printed card so I would have to keep buying the refill packet. Most likely I will buy it now and perform it in his memory... 
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You can watch a performance here (it's not Harry though, it is his effect): 



Rest in Peace Harry


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oh man, that´s sad!
Just have been got up (it is already tuesday morning here..) and the day is ruined. I remember to have watched "The Grappler" and his "Needle through arm" and I have laughed tears (what happens quite seldom..).

And I remember the story where he performed for people on the street waiting in front of a cinema to see "Jaws" in 1972 (?). He took a big knife, held it on his arm and cut right through, the bone knacked, blood spouted out...and the audience got wild..ok, he had to run immediately (that´s what I remember, I think I read it in "Wise Guy")...sigh, my kind of humor...yeah, and his Harry the hat figure is just great.

I´m really sad. Rest in Peace, Harry.
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I think many of us always felt Harry the Hat was really Harry Anderson - He wasn't playing a part.

One of my favorite TV shows of all time was when he convinced Gary to take a bulldozer and knock down his own bar 

Priceless.

We'll miss you Harry.

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