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.
Christmas with the Kranks: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh, Elizabeth Franz, Erik Per Sullivan, Cheech Marin, Jake Busey, Austin Pendleton, Tom Poston, Julie Gonzalo, René Lavan, Joe Roth, Alan B. Curtiss, Allegra Clegg, Bruce A. Block, Charles Newirth, Chris Columbus, John Grisham: Movies & TV
Suzanne Pleshette -- (1937-2008). Television, Film & Voice Actress. She Appeared in film "Alfred Hitchcock's: The Birds" and played Emily Hartley in "The Bob Newhart Show". She was married to Tom Poston, She was treated for Lung Cancer. She was hospitalized for Pulmonary Infection and Pneumonia. She died of Respiratory Failure at her home.
Newhart - (1982-90). Starring: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Julia Duffy, Tom Poston, Peter Scolari, William Sanderson, Tony Papenfuss and John Voldstad. Partial Guest List: Kathy Kinney, Dick Christie, Suzanne Pleshette, Billie Bird, Dave Coulier, Angela Lansbury, Patrick Duffy, Jerry Supiran, Estelle Getty, James Avery, Jack Dodson, Nancy Walker, Elinor Donahue, Jason Alexander, Rue McClanahan, Frank Bonner, Richard Sanders, Ray Walston, Derek McGrath, Liz Sheridan, Sorrell Booke and Casey…