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Joseph Wapner

Television Judge + Recipient of the Purple Heart Medal
Born Nov 15, 1919

Joseph Albert Wapner is a former American judge and TV personality of the real-life courtroom-style show The People's Court, which ran in syndication from 1981 to 1993 for 2,484 episodes. On The People's Court, Wapner conducted a binding arbitration which was set up to resemble a small claims court by pitting parties, without lawyers, against each other.… Read More

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1919 Birth Joseph Albert Wapner was born November 15, 1919 in Los Angeles to Jewish parents. … Read More
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