Markie Post, who had roles in Night Court, The Fall Guy, Hearts Afire, and other films, died on Saturday after a three-year-and-ten-month struggle with cancer. She was 70 years old.
Markie Post began her career in television as an associate producer on the game show Double Dare, which was hosted by the late Alex Trebek. She was born in Palo Alto, California, in 1950.
She made her broadcast debut in the television movie Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around. Following that, Post participated in a variety of shows, ranging from the comedy Semi-Tough to the crime thriller The Gangster Chronicles, Fantasy Island, and The Love Boat.
Post played Terri Michaels in the action-adventure series The Fall Guy from 1982 to 1985, alongside Lee Majors, Heather Thomas, and Douglas Barr. After playing Christine Sullivan in the comedy series Night Court, she later had recurring appearances in Hearts Afire and Odd Man Out.
In Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s There’s Something About Mary, Post played Cameron Diaz’s mother in 1998. Chicago P.D., The Kids Are Alright TV series, and Transformers Prime, in which she voiced June Darby, are among Post’s more recent credits.
A 2001 pic of my friend Markie Post hanging out in the kitchen on her visit to Connecticut. We began as colleagues and became friends lasting years beyond Night Court. Kid carpools, Disneyland trips, fancy dinners, s’mores on campfires. Talent, smarts, friendship. RIP. This hurts pic.twitter.com/69ZddijTCr
— Tom Straw (@1tomstraw) August 8, 2021
🙏🏾 RIP to Markie Post, a truly great actress who starred as Christine Sullivan on the TV show “Night Court.” This feels too soon, especially since Charlie Robinson passed way just last month. Very sad news this Sunday. pic.twitter.com/aQOc6JkiMO
— Jermaine (@JermaineWatkins) August 8, 2021
— Kayfabe Jason (@jzzza) August 8, 2021