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Thomas Gordon "Tom" Poston (October 17, 1921 – April 30, 2007) was an American television and movie actor. His career began during the 1970s.

Tom Poston
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Poston in 1965.
Born
Thomas Gordon Poston

(1921-10-17)October 17, 1921
DiedApril 30, 2007(2007-04-30) (aged 85)
OccupationActor
Years active1950-2006
Spouse(s)Jean Sullivan
(m.1955-1968; divorced)
Kay Hudson
(m.1968-1975; divorced)
Kay Hudson
(m.1980-1998; her death)[1]
Suzanne Pleshette
(m.2001-2007; his death)

According to USA Today Life editor Dennis Moore, Poston appeared in more sitcoms than any other actor.[2] In the 1980s, he played George Utley, opposite Bob Newhart's character on Newhart and Burt Sigurdson in That '70s Show.

After a short illness, Poston died of respiratory failure on April 30, 2007, in Los Angeles, California at the age of 85.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bernstein, Adam (May 2, 2007). "Tom Poston; Played the Comically Clueless". The Washington Post. washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  2. Moore, Dennis (5 August 2013). "Which American Actor Appeared in the most TV Sitcoms?". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  3. Fox, Margalit (2 May 2007). "Tom Poston, Virtuosic Comic Actor, Is Dead at 85". The New York Times. NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-04-21.

Other websitesEdit

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