Judge Joseph Wapner has died at the age of 97. Wapner is best known as the judge on ‘The People’s Court’
The first of its kind, ‘The People’s Court’ debuted in 1981 and became a common reference in pop culture, including the scene from ‘Rain Man’ below.
Prior to becoming the first ‘Reality Show’ judge, Wapner was an LA County Superior Court Judge for 20 years. Wapner was married to his wife Mickey for 70 years!
RIP Judge Wapner (via TMZ)