Tom Poston 1921 - 2007
Sadly their story came to an end on April 30, when Poston, 85, passed away at the couple's L.A. home after a brief illness. "He was such a wonderful man," says Pleshette, 70. "He had fun every day of his life."
And he could always be counted on for a chuckle. "You could read everything in his face," says longtime friend Tim Conway. "He could just look at you and you would start laughing." Along with countless guest roles over five decades, the former Army pilot created some of TV's most memorable characters—the bumbling boozer on Mork & Mindy and the hapless handyman on Newhart. "These guys are about a half-step behind life's parade," he once said of his roles. But Poston himself, a father of three, marched right in front. "My husband was a delicious man," says Pleshette, "and I miss him."