Funny Lady, Brett Somers dies at age 83…

Brett Somers

Brett Somers, Actress

  • Born: 11 July 1924
  • Died: September 13, 2007
  • Birthplace: New Brunswick, Canada
  • Best Known As: Witty panelist on TV’s The Match Game

Brett Somers is famous among game show fans for her appearances on the 1970s hit The Match Game, where she traded comical insults with host Gene Rayburn and fellow panelists Richard Dawson and Charles Nelson Reilly. Somers was married to actor Jack Klugman and had a recurring role as Klugman’s ex-wife Blanche on his hit show The Odd Couple. She made guest appearances on many TV shows, including Battlestar Gallactica, The Fugitive and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.


Somers and Klugman were married in 1953. They later separated, but never divorced. In a 2003 interview with the TheaterMania website, Somers said, “We haven’t lived together for — God, I don’t know how many years. But neither of us will ever get married again. Jack is a man who never should have been married, but he’s very dear and I love him.”



Thank you


Brett Somers was a talented and funny lady…I will miss her, as I am sure a lot of you Baby Boomers will…

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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~ by thebabyboomerqueen on September 18, 2007.

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