Connie Hines


Born: 24 March 1931
Died: 18 December 2009 (complications from heart failure)
Birthplace: Dedham, Massachusetts
Best known as: Wilbur's wife on the sitcom Mister Ed
Connie Hines played Carol Post, the wife of horse whisperer Wilbur Post in the 1960s TV sitcom Mister Ed. The silly comedy ran on the CBS network from 1961 to 1966. The setup: Ed was a cranky talking horse who would speak only to his owner, Wilbur (played by Alan Young). If anyone else (including Carol) was around, Ed clammed up. Young later said of Hines, "She was a girl married to a fellow listening to a horse. Her biggest line was 'lunch is ready.' The rest of it was reacting to it. Connie never complained. How many actors would react that way?" Hines was primarily a TV actress, guest-starring in hit shows of the 1960s like Sea Hunt, Perry Mason, and Bonanza. She all but retired from show business in 1970 after marrying Lee Savin, a producer and entertainment lawyer.

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