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Judge Joseph Wapner

Judge Joseph Wapner

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 26 Feb 2017 (aged 97)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Gardens of Ramah section, Map #8, Lot 4066, Ground Interment Space 2
Memorial ID 176759437 · View Source
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Superior Court Judge, Television Personality. He was a fixture on the popular TV program “The People’s Court” from 1981 to 1993, appearing in nearly 2,500 episodes. A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Law School, he served in the U.S. Army’s 132nd infantry during the Second World War. He was a recipient of the bronze star and purple heart, and was involved in the South Pacific assault on the island of Guadalcanal. He was appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1959 before advancing to the Los Angeles Superior Court. He remained on the court until his retirement in 1981. Following retirement from the “Peoples Court” he appeared on Animal Planet’s “Judge Wapner’s Animal Court.” He was the author of “A View from the Bench” published in November 1987. He died at the age of 97 after suffering a series of strokes.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 26 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176759437
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Joseph Wapner (15 Nov 1919–26 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176759437, citing Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .