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Brett Somers Dies at 83

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Brett Somers has died. She follows Charles Nelson Reilly, who passed away in May; I looked back on Match Game then, and Somers (who debuted on the show doing a guest stint with husband Jack Klugman) was an indispensible, combative part of it. (If I had based my top 100 TV list solely on my personal fond memories, I might have given that risque cocktail half-hour the slot occupied by What’s My Line–i.e., the slot for Game Shows That Are Really About Listening to Witty People Talk.) But today I’ll let her work (and Fannie Flagg’s) speak for itself: