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Harry Anderson

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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• Had a transient childhood, living in various cities such as Chicago, Las Vegas and San Francisco.

• Performed as a street magician as a youth and ran a street-hustling shell game in San Francisco at the age of 16.

• Not all were pleased with his street hustling: His jaw was once broken by an indignant victim of a con.

• Acted in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the early 1970s.

• Appeared on Saturday Night Live no less than eight times.

• Guest starred on the sitcom Cheers as likable con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes.

• In 1989, coauthored a book about magic, swindles and trickery titled Games You Can't Lose: A Guide for Suckers.

• Opened a nightclub in New Orleans called Oswald's Speakeasy in 2005.