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.
Tom Poston -- (10/17/1921-4/30/2007). American Television & Film Actor. He portrayed Franklin Delano Bickley on TV Series "Mork & Mindy", George Utley on "Newhart", Floyd Norton on "Grace Under Fire". Movies -- "Cold Turkey" as Mr. Stopworth, "Rabbit Test" as The Minister, "The Princess Diaries 2:Royal Engagement" as Lord Palimore, "Christmas with the Kranks" as Father Zabriskie. He died of Respiratory Failure, age 85.