Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 41 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Dan Deacon on Touring with Miley Cyrus: She's Surprisingly 'Down to Earth'
- Read the Cover Story: Adele’s Triumphant Return: How Love Changed Her Life
- Miranda Lambert Heads Home to Texas for Thanksgiving: 'Nothing Beats a Note from Mom'
- All Grown Up: How Sasha and Malia Obama Have Changed Since Dad Took Office
- VIDEO: Eagles of Death Metal Recall Horror of Paris Terror Attacks: We 'Immediately Knew Something Was Wrong'
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- October 21, 2002
- Vol. 58
- No. 17
Sayonara, Sitcoms. Harry Anderson, a Magician at Heart, Happily Hawks Mumbo Jumbo in the Land of Gumbo
Opened on April Fool's Day in the city's French Quarter, Spade & Archer (named for Sam Spade's detective agency in The Maltese Falcon) is crammed with loaded dice, trick wallets, marked cards, linking rings, two-headed coins, carny machines, disappearing scarves—things Anderson collected when he was still a wryly goofy magician who never dreamed he'd end up a wryly goofy sitcom star. Thanks to Night Court (1984-92) and Dave's World (1993-97), "I am richer than Davy Crockett," says Anderson, 50. "I can settle back and do what I want to do. And what I want to do is card tricks and magic.' That includes magic shows for corporate clients ("Fifty-five minutes with applause," says Anderson) at $20,000 a pop.
Disenchanted by the prospect of chasing acting roles into middle age—"I don't understand why guys have that Don Knotts syndrome of having to be out there"—Anderson sold his home in Pasadena last year and moved back to New Orleans, where he had lived in the '70s. He now lives above his shop with a macaw named Spencer and second wife Elizabeth Morgan, 29, whom he met in 2000 while she was tending bar at Marie Laveau's Voodoo Bar in New Orleans.
Tourists and locals, who recognize Anderson when he's having a gin fizz at Tujague's, instinctively greet him as an old friend. "Everybody's impression of him is very warm," says his wife. The shop is open only to serious aficionados of arcane arts. "Any John Doe can phone us," says Anderson, "but that doesn't mean we'll make an appointment. For instance, shoplifters shouldn't call."
November 23, 2015
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!