I know this news is a couple of months old but I didn't hear about it for almost a month, and then I thought I should make a thread about it but got busy and never got around to it. But to me he deserves a thread. To me, Bill Daily was a legend, one of the funniest guys on TV ever. But he really only had two big roles: Roger Healey on I Dream of Jeannie and Howard Borden on The Bob Newhart Show. Both had to be among the first sitcoms I was aware of, "Jeannie" in reruns and "Newhart" in first run. He was probably the first person that made me realize that actors were real people who could be on more than one show. I may have seen him on a Love Boat or something here and there, but really he's a TV hall of famer just on those two roles. Healey was silly but could be a little devious in the early Bob Hope sort of way. Howard was my favorite, a sort of charming combination of childlike innocence and knowing world-weariness. Daily decided to play him as fast talking, to contrast with Newhart's slow delivery, his speeches came out as if he had a head full of non-sequiters and couldn't get them out fast enough. How did he play that? How many actors could have played that? Daily's son said that his dad had made a decision to be happy in life, and he was, and good for him. RIP Bill Daily.