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Markie Post
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Name Marjorie Armstrong Post
Born November 4, 1950
Place Palo Alto, California
Died August 7, 2021 (aged 70)
Place Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Cancer
Occupation Actress
Years Active 1978-2019
Spouse Stephen Knox (1971-1972)
Michael A. Ross (1982-2021 [Her Death])

Marjorie Armstrong Post or Markie Post (November 4, 1950-August 7, 2021) is an American actress and TV personality best known for her roles in The Fall Guy, Night Court & Hearts Afire.

Early life[]

Born in Palo Alto, California, Post is the daughter of scientist Richard F. Post and Marylee Post. She grew up in Walnut Creek, California, and attended Las Lomas High School where she was a cheerleader. She later earned her Bachelor of Arts from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Career[]

Prior to acting, Post worked on several game shows. She began her career with the production crew of the Tom Kennedy version of Split Second. She also served as associate producer of Alex Trebek's Double Dare and as a card dealer on the original NBC Jim Perry version of Card Sharks. Post often was a celebrity player on various game shows, including The (New) $25,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid and Super Password.

Her early acting credits include the pilot episode of Simon & Simon "Details at Eleven" in 1981, two episodes of The A-Team as two different characters in the 1983 episode "The Only Church in Town" and the 1984 episode "Hot Styles", respectively. She appeared in the science fiction series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and as Diane Chambers' best friend in the sitcom Cheers (a show which her future co-star Harry Anderson also guest starred), before eventually becoming a regular on the ABC action drama The Fall Guy. After The Fall Guy, she played Christine Sullivan on the 1980s television comedy series Night Court from the third season until the show's end. She played Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman on the comedy series Hearts Afire, co-starring the late John Ritter. Post has also had regularly re-occurring guest star roles on The District and on Scrubs as the mother of Dr. Elliot Reid.

Film credits include There's Something About Mary (1998), in which she played the mother of Cameron Diaz's character. She played a call girl and dominatrix in the 1988 TV movie Tricks of the Trade opposite Cindy Williams, and a singer in Glitz with Jimmy Smits, based on a novel by Elmore Leonard. She also had a starring role in NBC's 1995 movie Visitors in the Night. Post also appeared in the 1997 TV movie Survival on the Mountain. She worked on the comedy movie Cook Off! as Christine Merriweather. She appeared in the 30 Rock episode "The One with the Cast of Night Court" playing herself when she, Harry Anderson, and Charles Robinson staged a mock reunion of the Night Court cast.

Post did the voice of June Darby for the animated series Transformers: Prime, she also appeared as recurring character Barbara 'Bunny' Fletcher for the first four season of the police procedural action drama series Chicago P.D.

Personal life[]

Post was married to actor and writer Michael A. Ross, and has two daughters. She was previously married to Stephen Knox, whom she met at Lewis and Clark College. During Bill Clinton's years in the White House, a tabloid published a photograph of Post hand in hand with Linda Bloodworth-Thomason jumping up and down on what appears to be President Abraham Lincoln's bed while on an overnight stay at the White House.

On August 7, 2021 at her home in Los Angeles, California. Post died of cancer at the age of 70, she had been diagnosed almost four years earlier. Post died just 27 days after the passing of her Night Court co-star Charles Robinson (Macintosh "Mac" Robinson) on July 11, 2021.

Goodson-Todman Shows Worked on[]

Double Dare (as associate producer)
Card Sharks (as model)

Goodson-Todman Shows appeared[]

The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour
Body Language
Super Password

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