American actress, Markie Post, known for her roles as bail bondswoman Terri Michaels in The Fall Guy on ABC from 1982 to 1985, has died following a four-year battle with cancer.
Her death was confirmed by her manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky of Wright Entertainment on Sunday August 8. Markie died on Saturday, August 7, at the age of 70.
“With great sadness, the family of actress Markie Post tonight shares her passing after a three-year, ten-month battle with cancer,” her family said in a statement.
Post chose to continue working despite battling cancer and going through chemo treatments, “determined to make it her ‘side job,'” the statement said, adding that the actress played a role in a Lifetime Christmas movie and was a frequent guest star on the ABC series “The Kids Are Alright” during that fight.
“But for us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world,” her family said.
Born on November 4, 1950, in Palo Alto, California, Post launched her TV career “by working behind the scenes on game shows,” online entertainment news site Deadline reported. She eventually got in front of the camera in 1979, appearing on shows including “Chips,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Hart to Hart.”
Post became widely known for her roles on the popular 1980s shows, “The Fall Guy” and “Night Court” and more recent appearances in ABC’s “The Kids are Alright” and Lifetime Movies.
She is survived by her husband Michael A Ross, and two daughters, Kate Armstrong Ross, and Daisy Schoenborn.