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‘Mister Ed’ actress dies

Connie Hines played Wilbur's wife on 1960s show

Actress Connie Hines, who played Wilbur’s wife on the popular 1960s television show “Mister Ed” has died. She was 78.

Her “Mister Ed” co-star Alan Young told the Los Angeles Times that Hines died Friday at her Beverly Hills home from complications of heart problems.

Hines was best known for portraying Carol Post on the show that featured a talking horse. She wrote a book in 2007 entitled “Mister Ed and Me and More.”

Born in Massachusetts, Hines also appeared in the 1960 film “Thunder in Carolina” and such TV shows as “The Millionaire,” ”Johnny Ringo” and “Riverboat.”

Hines was married twice, the last to Lee Savin, an entertainment lawyer and producer. Savin died in 1995.

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