Markie Post death latest – Star of Night Court, The Fall Guy & Something About Mary loses cancer fight at 70

Markie Post death latest – Star of Night Court, The Fall Guy & Something About Mary loses cancer fight at 70

August 10, 2021

THERE'S Something About Mary actress Markie Post, 70, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer, says her manager.

Her death comes just weeks after fellow Night Court star Charlie Robinson passed away on July 11 from a heart attack and organ failure brought on by septic shock.

Fans have been paying tribute to the hard-working star, who was also on Night Court, The Fall Guy, The Incredible Hulk, Hart to Hart and Netflix show Santa Clarita Diet.

Post appeared regularly on NBC’s Night Court, acting as public defender Christine Sullivan for 159 episodes between 1985 and 1992, reports Deadline.

The website says that her manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, confirmed her passing after Post died on Saturday, after a nearly four-year battle against cancer.

Post’s family said in a statement: “For us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world.”

Read our Markie Post live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Katie Balevic

    POST'S FAMILY'S STATEMENT

    Post’s family said in a statement: “For us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world.”

  • Katie Balevic

    WAS MARKIE POST MARRIED?

    Markie first got married in 1971 to fellow actor Stephen Knox.

    However, this didn’t last long and the pair split a year later.

    Ten years later Markie married film and TV producer and writer, Micheal A. Ross.

    He was born in 1956 and when was just 26 years old when they wed. 

    They had been married 39 years before she lost her battle to cancer.

    Before moving into producing and writing for TV and movies, Michael was an actor. 

    He appeared on an episode of the Night Court series with Markie in 1985.

  • Katie Balevic

    WHO IS DAISY ROSS?

    Markie’s youngest daughter Daisy, 31, has now married and is now Daisy Schoenborn.

    Not much is known about Daisy as she has stayed out of the spotlight.

    She is married to Bryce Schoenborn – and they have a five-month-old child.

  • Katie Balevic

    WHO IS KATIE ROSS?

    Markie’s eldest daughter Katie, 34, now known as Kate Armstrong Ross, followed in her mother’s footsteps and is now an actress and writer.

    She is now based in New York City.

    She graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in Dramatic Arts, where she was awarded the Joanne Woodward Award for 'Best Actress' as a sophomore.

    She then spent a semester studying at the British American Drama Academy in London.

    She mostly works in theatre as well as long-form improvisation and comedy.

    She has also appeared in films, TV shows, and commercials.

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    RECENT WORK FOR NETFLIX

    Despite fighting cancer, Post continued acting until recently, including in the hit Netflix show Santa Clarita Diet.

  • Katie Balevic

    FELLOW ACTORS SHARE CONDOLENCES

    Sitcom star Charlie Robinson, best known for playing Mac on Night Court, died a few weeks ago after suffering a cardiac arrest from cancer.

    Toni McDonald tweeted: "I remember her from The Fall Guy. 70 is no age these days. #RIPMarkiePost."

  • Katie Balevic

    FANS PAY TRIBUTE

    'Heartbroken' fan Vic Sage tweeted: "Rest in Peace: Markie Post (1950 – 2021)."

    Another fan said: "So sad for the family, friends and fans of Markie Post.

    "We hadn’t gotten over the passing of Charlie Robinson yet.

    "We thank them both for the joy of Night Court, a show we both return to often."

  • Katie Balevic

    HOW DID MARKIE POST DIE?

    Her manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, confirmed her passing after Post died on Saturday, after a nearly four-year battle against cancer.

    Post’s family said in a statement: “For us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world.”

  • Katie Balevic

    WHO WAS MARKIE POST'S APPEARANCES

    Post appeared as Terri Michaels in action series The Fall Guy, opposite Lee Majors, Heather Thomas and Douglas Barr from 1982-85.

    She then acted as Christine Sullivan in comedy show Night Court, before taking roles in Hearts Afire and Odd Man Out.

    When it came to films, Post took the role of Cameron Diaz’s mother in There’s Something About Mary.

    Her lengthy list of acting credits also includes Chicago P.D., The Kids Are Alright TV series and even Transformers Prime, where she voiced the character of June Darby, adds Hollywood Reporter.

    The Film Brigade tweeted its tribute, saying: "The Film Brigade celebrates and salutes the unforgettable comedy actress Markie Post and expresses condolences to her family, friends and many fans."

    Other fans have recalled her as a "trooper, great pro, and a wonderful actor".

  • Katie Balevic

    WHEN DID MARKIE POST BEGIN HER CAREER?

    Born in Palo Alto, California, the star began her career in TV by working as an associate producer on the game series Double Dare, says Hollywood Reporter.

    She has an incredible string of acting credits to her name, including TV movie Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around; comedy show Semi-Tough; crime drama The Gangster Chronicles; Fantasy Island and even The Love Boat.

  • Katie Balevic

    WHO WAS MARKIE POST?

    Fans have been paying tribute to the hard-working star, who was also on Night Court, The Fall Guy, The Incredible Hulk, Hart to Hart and Netflix show Santa Clarita Diet.

    Post appeared regularly on NBC’s Night Court, acting as public defender Christine Sullivan for 159 episodes between 1985 and 1992, reports Deadline.

  • Julia Fields

    WHAT WAS MARKIE POST'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    Her manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, confirmed her passing after Post died on Saturday, after a nearly four year battle against cancer.

    Post’s family said in a statement: “For us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world.”

  • Julia Fields

    WHAT SHOWS HAS MARKIE POST BEEN ON?

    Post appeared regularly on NBC’s Night Court, acting as public defender Christine Sullivan for 159 episodes between 1985 and 1992, reports Deadline.

    Born in Palo Alto, California, the star began her career in TV by working as an associate producer on the game series Double Dare, says Hollywood Reporter.

    She has an incredible string of acting credits to her name, including TV movie Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around; comedy show Semi-Tough; crime drama The Gangster Chronicles; Fantasy Island and even The Love Boat.

    Post appeared as Terri Michaels in action series The Fall Guy, opposite Lee Majors, Heather Thomas and Douglas Barr from 1982-85.

    She then acted as Christine Sullivan in comedy show Night Court, before taking roles in Hearts Afire and Odd Man Out.

    When it came to films, Post took the role of Cameron Diaz’s mother in There’s Something About Mary.

    Her lengthy list of acting credits also includes Chicago P.D., The Kids Are Alright TV series and even Transformers Prime, where she voiced the character of June Darby, adds Hollywood Reporter.

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    'AN INCREDIBLE MOTHER'

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    CONTESTANT ON $1,000 PYRAMID REMEMBERS EXPERIENCE

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    'EXPERT COMEDIC PERFORMANCE'

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    MELISSA JOAN HEART REMEMBERS MARKIE

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    ONSCREEN DAUGHTER HILARIE BURTON POSTS MOVING INSTAGRAM

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    'FIRECRACKER OF A PERSON'

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    LEE MAJORS ON MARKIE'S PASSING

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    'HEAVEN JUST GOT MORE BEAUTIFUL'

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    WHAT IS MARKIE POST'S REAL NAME?

    Markie Post was born Marjorie Armstrong Post on November 4, 1950 in Palo Alto, California.

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    FIRST REFERENCE TO MARKIE POST IN VARIETY

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    'AN HONOR AND BLESSING'

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    'MY HEART IS BROKEN'

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