I'm afraid I'm the barer of sad news (especially at this time of year), in case you haven't heard, Connie Hines, who played Carol Post, Wilbur's long suffering wife on the Mister Ed television program has died from heart problems at the age of 78. She was a lovely and charming actress, and I always enjoyed (and still do) her work on Mister Ed. She essentially retired in the late 60's, but as Carol Post she was a part of a lighthearted and fun legacy, which even 40+ years later continues to provide us with a welcome respite from this crazy World we live in. Thank you, Ms. Hines.
*You can read more about her career at this Wikipedia entry and she is also featured on the Internet Movie Database where you'll find a little more information and a nice photo gallery.