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Markie Post loses battle with Cancer at 70

To people under the age of 30, Markie Post might not be a household name.  Her acting career peaked in the late 80’s when the show Night Court was a monster hit and she was a beautiful woman among a cast of mostly men.

She died on Saturday after a three year, ten month cancer battle, as reported by Deadline.  Post’s longtime manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky confirmed the news to the outlet.

Post’s death comes less than a month after the passing of her Night Court co-star Charlie Robinson who played a legal clerk on the series.  And 3 years after the death of the cast lead, Harry Anderson.

Post later had guest shots on such hit shows as Scrubs – playing the mother of Sarah Chalke’s character – and 30 Rock – playing herself.

As far as her personal life was concerned she had a brief marriage in the early 1970s to her college sweetheart Stephen Knox.

Her longer lasting marriage was to actor and writer Michael A. Ross with whom she welcomed daughters Kate and Daisy.