Monday, July 03, 2006

Robert Sterling: 1917-2006

In Memory

Actor Robert Sterling, best known for his role as the deceased George Kirby opposite his real-life wife Anne Jeffreys on the 50's comedy series Topper, has passed away at 88 (this happened back in May but I just now confirmed it). Topper was based on the film by the same title and concerned husband and wife ghosts who only their homes new, elderly tenet could see and hear. The program was a conceptual ancestor of such 60's TV offerings as Bewitched and I Dream of Jeanie, it also shared a basic structure with Tim Burtons late 80's film Beetel Juice. Mr. Sterling is survived by his wife Anne and three sons.


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