Joseph Wapner

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Joseph Wapner
Born
Joseph Albert Wapner

(1919-11-15)November 15, 1919
DiedFebruary 26, 2017(2017-02-26) (aged 97)
Los Angeles, California
Cause of deathRespiratory failure
Alma materUniversity of Southern California,
USC Gould School of Law
OccupationTelevision personality
Judge
Years active1959–2010
Known forThe People's Court
Spouse(s)
Mickey Wapner (m. 1946–2017)
ChildrenFred Wapner

Joseph Albert Wapner (November 15, 1919 – February 26, 2017) was an American judge and former television "judge." He is the first star of the ongoing reality courtroom series The People's Court.[1]

Wapner died on February 26, 2017 under hospice care in Los Angeles after suffering from respiratory failure, aged 97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Joseph A. Wapner Interview, Archive of American Television, July 11, 2005, accessed November 26, 2013
  2. Jason Silverstein (February 26, 2017). "'People's Court' judge Joseph Wapner dead at 97". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 26, 2017.

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