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Joseph Wapner, Star of ‘The People’s Court,’ Dead at 97

In this Friday, Oct. 13, 1989, file photo, retired Judge Joseph A. Wapner of TV's 'The People's Court' congratulates his son, Judge Frederick N. Wapner (R) as he was enrobed as a Municipal Court judge in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
In this Friday, Oct. 13, 1989, file photo, retired Judge Joseph A. Wapner of TV's 'The People's Court' congratulates his son, Judge Frederick N. Wapner (R) as he was enrobed as a Municipal Court judge in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

LOS ANGELES—Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show,...




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