Tom Posten

  1. Don Adams, Get Smart, TV,  1965-1970.    “Would you believe…?” Some say this is the funniest TV show ever.  They need a shrink.  (Seinfeldis the greatest). Producer Daniel Melnick told writers Mel Brooks and Buck Henry he wanted as a fusion of the #1 film franchises: 007 and Clouseau. And so Maxwell Smart was born, the dumbest spy until Johnny English. Orson Bean and Tony Randall were in the Wanted poster, but the scenarists  prefered Tom Poston.   No, said NBC.  OK, said NBC – but it must be Don Adams. He signed a percentage deal and made a fortune. Not as much as Jerry Seinfled, but then no one made as much as Jerry Seinfeld. 

 Birth year: 1921Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  1