Judge Joseph Wapner, of ‘The People’s Court’ Fame, Perishes at 97

Judge Joseph Wapner, of ‘The People’s Court’ Fame, Perishes at 97

Retired California Judge Joseph A. Wapner, whose affable yet no-nonsense style of resolving disputes on TV’s “The People’s Court” made him famous and helped spawn an entire genre of courtroom-based reality television with fellow jurists, such as “Judge Judy,” “Judge Joe Brown,” and “Judge Mills Lane,” perished on February 26 at his home in Los Angeles, […]