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RIP Tom Poston

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, May 1, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    LOS ANGELES - Tom Poston, the tall, pasty-faced comic who found fame and fortune playing a clueless everyman on such hit television shows as "Newhart" and "Mork and Mindy," has died. He was 85.

    Poston, who was married to Suzanne Pleshette of "The Bob Newhart Show," died Monday night at home after a brief illness, a family representative, Tanner Gibson, said Tuesday. The nature of his illness was not disclosed.
  2. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    Re: RIP Tom Potson

    Whew. For a minute there I thought Tom Potson had died.
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Re: RIP Tom Potson


    Rest in peace, Mr. Bickley.

    Nanu, nanu.
  4. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Fixed. (At least on my subject line.)

    Really great straight man. RIP.
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    Re: RIP Tom Potson

    geez, you could at least spell his name right. :eek:


    i had no idea he was married to suznne pleshette. sweet. :D
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Re: RIP Tom Potson

    Suzanne Pleshette. Yum.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Tom Potson

    Funny guy who married up. RIP.
  8. Re: RIP Tom Potson

    I had forgotten too that he was married to Pleshette. Shit, I can't believe she's 70 already. Man life's flying by. She was gorgeous back during the original Bob Newhart Show, and that sultry voice made her even sexier. Poston was great in "Newhart" as the dopey handyman (they need to release the episodes from that show on DVD like they have with the 70s TBNS) and seemed like a nice guy. I never met him, but I ran the original Web site for Bob Newhart back in the mid-late 1990s and got Poston's autograph in the mail. I remember him sending a picture and asking that I send a picture of him in return for his fan wall.

    Oh well. Life is indeed a bittersweet symphony. RIP Tom Poston.
  9. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Re: RIP Tom Potson

    RIP Mr. Poston.

    Him and Newhart had great chemistry on that show.
  10. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    RIP to Art Hibke and George Utley.
  11. zufer

    zufer Member

    Loved "The Peeper." Is this his final prank?

  12. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    I love when Bob Hartley called him Peep. Have first season of BNS on DVD.

    YHS, etc
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