May 01, 2007

One of the greats passes.

TV's clueless everyman Tom Poston dies

In addition to having an incredibly deft sense of comic timing on-screen, off-screen he also seemed like a nice guy you'd like to hang around with. You don't see that sort of person much anymore.

And reading the article, I never knew he was a WWII Air Corp vet. A bit of searching elsewhere shows he served in the ETO and flew troop transports on D-Day, and was awarded an Air Medal.

Again, not the sort of person you run into much nowadays.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 1, 2007 04:43 PM

Yes, I could not help but be impressed by his military service. I did not know that about him, nor about his Broadway background. And I SURE had no idea he was married to Suzanne Pleshette!

Posted by: Stan at May 2, 2007 10:46 AM

No kidding--that was as big of a surprise as anything else in his bio.

That is some wild, wacky stuff.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 2, 2007 11:09 AM