Bill Daily Tributes Tweeted By Barbara Eden, Bob Newart, Paul Feig And More

Newhart, who knew Daily when both were struggling young aspiring comics in Chicago, also offered a tribute on Twitter. On his show, Newhart recalled, "He was our bullpen guy — you could always go to him. He was one of the most positive people I've ever known. I will miss him dearly."
Social media tributes have poured in for Bill Daily, the I Dream of Jeannie and Bob Newhart Show star whose death at age 91 was reported Friday.
I'm so thankful to have known and worked with that rascal. Until we meet again Billy." Barbara Eden, who played Jeannie, tweeted praise of Daily as a "funny, sweet man that kept us all on our toes.
Here are the tweets, with several fond photos:
Comedian Greg Proops was more succinct, tweeting that Daily was "a gift from above."
Writer-director Paul Feig lauded Daily's performance on The Bob Newhart Show as "sublime." When Feig was an actor, he tweeted, "I was probably more influenced by his performing style than any other actor or comedian."″ />
He appeared on all five seasons of Jeannie, a sitcom that resonated for years thanks to its heavy syndication. According to his son, Daily died on September 4 at his ranch in New Mexico. In addition to The Bob Newhart Show, he also appeared on Bewitched, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Love American Style, Aloha, Paradise and Starting from Scratch.

Of course, many younger people in show business also expressed their admiration from the perspective of viewers whose work would be shaped by Daily's comedic approach.