Mostly Credited As: Florence Halop
Sometimes Credited As: Flo Halop
Date Of Birth: January 23, 1923 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Queens, New York
Date Of Death: July 15, 1986
Cause Of Death: Lung Cancer (Los Angeles, California)
On radio from age 4, she found TV comedy to be her medium, drawing laughs alone with her short stature, feisty demeanor and unmistakable rasp. In 1985, she replaced Selma Diamond as the deadpan bailiff on the hit sitcom "Night Court." Diamond, who also had a crackling nasal voice that induced chuckles, had died of lung cancer. Ironically, Florence, also a heavy smoker, died less than a year later of the same disease, after only one season on the show.