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Actor Tom Poston Dead at 85

Actor Tom Poston has died after a brief illness. He was 85. Poston was best known for his work on Newhart and The Bob Newhart Show.

Poston's survivors include wife and fellow Bob Newhart Show alum Suzanne Pleshette, who announced last year that she'd been diagnosed with lung cancer.

An Emmy winner back in 1959 for his work on Steve Allen's namesake sketch-variety show, Poston earned three more Emmy nominations, although no more statuettes, for Newhart. Poston played the Stratford Inn's not-necessarily handy handyman George Utley on the 1982-1990 sitcom.

Newhart Pal Poston Dies

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