Tom Poston 1921-2007: Respiratory failure. The "Newhart" and "Mork & Mindy" character actor was gifted at playing the clueless bumbler, but Tom Poston was a trained Broadway actor and always received high accolades from his peers. His third wife was actress Suzanne Pleshette, whom he met on "The Bob Newhart Show" in the '70s; they reconnected years later and were wed in 2000.
Thomas Gordon "Tom" Poston (October 17, 1921 – April 30, 2007) was an American television and film actor. He starred on television in a career that began in 1950. He appeared as a comic actor, game show panelist, comedy/variety show host, film actor, television actor, and Broadway performer. According to USA Today Life editor Dennis Moore, Poston appeared in more sitcoms than any other actor.