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Charlie Robinson, the actor best recognized for his work on the sitcom Night Court, has died. He was 75.
Robinson died Sunday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from cardiac arrest with multisystem organ failures due to septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma, his rep told The Hollywood Reporter.
With a career that spanned more than 50 years on both the small screen and stage, Robinson played court clerk Mac Robinson on the long-running NBC sitcom Night Court, which ran from 1984-92.
A member of The Actors Studio, Robinson also appeared on TV on Love & War, Buffalo Bill, Home Improvement, Mom, Hart of Dixie, NCIS and The Guestbook and in such films as The River, The House Bunny, Set It Off, Antwone Fisher, Jackson and Even Money.
He recently worked opposite Wendell Pierce in the James Tyler play Some Old Black Man.
Robinson received an Image Theatre best actor award and FRED award for his portrayal of Simon in The Whipping Man; a best actor Ovation Award for his turn as Troy Maxson in a 2008 production of Fences; and Camie awards for his work in Secret Santa (2003) and Miss Lettie and Me (2002), which also starred Mary Tyler Moore and Burt Reynolds.
Robinson is survived by his wife, Dolorita; children Luca, Charlie, Christian and Byron; mother Ora; brother Virgil; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law; and his dog, Nala. The family requests their privacy at this time while preparing for an immediate-family funeral.
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