It's Mardi Gras! Who better to celebrate with than Harry Anderson (b. 1952), who, for many years was a prominent citizen of New Orleans? Anderson, a/k/a "Harry the Hat" has performed magic in numerous venues, including as a guest star on Saturday Night Live, the Tonight Show and Cheers. Perhaps most widely known as Judge Harry Stone from his television series Night Court, his Damon Runyon-like style has become his trademark. His book credits include Games You Can't Win, and Anderson has invented and marketed several magic effects.
For many years, Anderson operated the magic and curiosity shop "Spade & Archer" in New Orleans. The store closed after massive damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.
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