Suzanne Pleshette

Mostly Credited As: Suzanne Pleshette
Date Of Birth: January 31, 1937 (Age 70)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Date Of Death: January 19, 2008
Cause Of Death: Respiratory failure due to lung cancer (in Los An
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Suzanne Pleshette

This New Yorker actress came to be recognized as the wife of the character played by Bob Newhart. Her husky voice also became one of her most recognizable features. Suzanne Pleshette was born on Jauary. 31, 1937, in New York City, she began her career as a stage actress after attending the city's High School of the Performing Arts and studying at its Neighborhood Playhouse. She was often chosen for roles because of her beauty and her throaty voice. Suzanne worked with her husband to be Tom Poston in Broadway, but the marriage would only occur 20 years later. Among other Broadway roles she played was one was replacing Anne Bancroft in "The Miracle Worker", the 1959 drama about Helen Keller. In the meantime, she had launched her film career with Jerry Lewis in "The Geisha Boy" (1958). She went on to appear in numerous television shows, including Have Gun, Will Travel, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Playhouse 90 and Naked City. Youthful roles in such films as "Rome Adventure", "Fate Is the Hunter", "Youngblood Hawke" and "A Distant Trumpet" attracted a lot of fans for her in the 60's. In 1964 Suzanne married fellow actor Troy Donahue, but the union was short-lived. Later in 1968 she married oil tycoon Tim Gallagher in a marriage that lasted until his death in 2000. Suzanne's film career matured with directors like Hitchcock ("The Birds"). She promptly devoted her attention to television and made hers the role of Emily, Bob Newhart's wife in "The Bob Newhart Show", a character that made her an icon in sitcom history. Her latest appearances were in sitcoms like "Will & Grace" and "8 Simple Rules". Suzanne Pleshette died on Saturday, January 20, at age 70 after a long battle with lung cancer.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Good Morning, Miami (2002)As: Claire Arnold (S01)
The Boys are Back (1994)As: Jackie Hansen
Nightingales (US) (1989)As: Christine Broderick
Bridges to Cross (1986)As: Tracy Bridges
Maggie Briggs (1984)As: Maggie Briggs
The Bob Newhart Show (1972) (1972)As: Emily Joyce Hartley
Episode Cast Credits 

American Masters (1986) 
  Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned 18x04: (Jul/20/2005) As Herself 
  Sanford Meisner: the Theater's Best Kept Secret 05x07: (Aug/27/1990) As Herself 

Will & Grace (1998) 
  Looking For Mr. Good Enough 06x14: (Feb/19/2004) As Lois Whitley 
  Something Borrowed, Someone's Due (2) 04x18: (Mar/07/2002) As Lois Whitley 
  Someone Old, Someplace New (1) 04x17: (Feb/28/2002) As Lois Whitley 

8 Simple Rules (2002) 
  Goodbye (2) 02x05: (Nov/04/2003) As Laura Egan, [Special Guest Stars]
  Goodbye (1) 02x04: (Nov/04/2003) As Laura Egan, [Special Guest Stars]

The View (1997) 
  Season 2, Episode 41 02x41: (Oct/26/1998) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Single Guy (1995) 
  Mother Love 02x16: (Feb/13/1997) As Sarah Eliot 
  Like Father... 02x12: (Jan/16/1997) As Sarah Eliot 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Bob Newhart/Des'ree 20x12: (Feb/11/1995) As Herself, [Uncredited]

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  A Twist of the Knife (May/13/1993) As Dr. Rachel Walters 

Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978) 
  The Missing 24 Hours 01x??: (Oct/27/1976) As unknown 

Bonanza (1959) 
  A Place to Hide 13x24: (Mar/19/1972) As Rose Becket/Katie Summers/Mrs. Ransom 

Ironside (1967) 
  But When She Was Bad,... 05x17: (Dec/30/1971) As Shelly Kingman 

Medical Center (US) (1969) 
  Conspiracy 03x13: (Dec/08/1971) As Mary 

Columbo (1971) 
  Dead Weight 01x05: (Oct/27/1971) As Helen Stewart, [Special Guest Stars]

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  A Capitol Affair 03x19: (Feb/12/1971) As Hallie Manville 
  The Skin Game 02x21: (Feb/27/1970) As Amy Avelin 
  The Suntan Mob 01x20: (Feb/07/1969) As Geneva Rogers 

The Wonderful World of Disney (1961) (1961) 
  The Adventures of Bullwhip Green (3) 10x16: (Jan/31/1971) Voiced  Anabelle Flagg 
  The Adventures of Bullwhip Green (2) 10x15: (Jan/24/1971) Voiced  Anabelle Flagg 
  The Adventures of Bullwhip Green (1) 10x14: (Jan/17/1971) Voiced  Anabelle Flagg 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  The Inheritors 06x14: (Dec/27/1970) As Temple Alexander 
  The Mercenary 03x27: (Apr/28/1968) As Marie Zimmerman 
  List for a Firing Squad 02x13: (Dec/18/1966) As Marya Pazmany 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Stark 16x03: (Sep/28/1970) As Glory Bramley 

It Takes a Thief (1968) (1968) 
  A Sour Note 02x02: (Oct/01/1968) As Angela Funello 

The Invaders (1967) 
  The Pursued 02x25: (Mar/19/1968) As Anne Gibbs 
  The Mutation 01x03: (Jan/24/1967) As Vicki, [Special Guest Stars]

Cimarron Strip (1967) 
  Till the End of Night 01x10: (Nov/16/1967) As Sara Lou Burke 

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  Baby, the World's on Fire 02x20: (Feb/06/1967) As Susan Church 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  After the Lion, Jackals 03x13: (Jan/26/1966) As Adrian Harris 
  Corridor 400 01x12: (Dec/27/1963) As Anita King 

The Fugitive (1963) (1963) 
  All the Scared Rabbits 03x07: (Oct/26/1965) As Peggy Franklin 
  World's End 02x02: (Sep/22/1964) As Ellie Burnett 

The Wild Wild West (1965) 
  The Night of the Inferno 01x01: (Sep/17/1965) As Lydia Monteran 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  Goodbye Mr. Jersey 03x21: (Feb/20/1964) As Ellen Tracey Adams 
  The Soul Killer 02x09: (Nov/22/1962) As Cathy Benjamin 
  Shining Image 01x03: (Oct/12/1961) As Julie Lawler 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The Myra Marshall Story 07x06: (Oct/21/1963) As Myra Marshall Rothman, [Special Guest Stars]

The Dick Powell Show (1961) 
  Days of Glory 02x08: (Nov/13/1962) As Marta 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  Behold a Pale Horse 01x21: (Feb/26/1962) As Carolyn Stanley 

Target: The Corruptors (1961) 
  Viva Vegas 01x20: (Feb/09/1962) As Hank Rossi 

Route 66 (1960) (1960) 
  Blue Murder 02x02: (Sep/29/1961) As Blossom 
  The Strengthening Angels 01x05: (Nov/04/1960) As Lotti Montana 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  Love is a Lion's Roar 09x25: (Mar/19/1961) As Renee Fontaine 
  The World's Greatest Quarterback 07x05: (Oct/19/1958) As Jean Lund 

Hong Kong (1960) 
  Lesson in Fear 01x15: (Jan/11/1961) As Diane Dooley 

The Islanders (1960) 
  Forbidden Cargo 01x09: (Nov/27/1960) As Iris 

Naked City (1958) 
  The Pedigree Sheet 02x02: (Oct/19/1960) As Nora Condon 

Riverboat (1959) 
  The Two Faces of Grey Holden 02x03: (Oct/03/1960) As Marie Tourette, [Co-Guest Stars]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  Hitch Hike 05x21: (Feb/21/1960) As Anne 

The Third Man (1959) 
  Listen for the Sound of a Witch 01x12: (Jan/01/1960) As Caroline Humphreys 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Tom Poston, Sam Levenson 13x09: (Nov/15/1959) As Herself 

Adventures in Paradise (1959) 
  Lady from South Chicago 01x04: (Nov/02/1959) As Minette 

Black Saddle (1959) 
  The Long Rider 02x03: (Oct/16/1959) As Nedda Logan 

One Step Beyond (1959) 
  Delusion 02x01: (Sep/15/1959) As Martha 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  Diary of a Nurse 03x31: (May/07/1959) As guest star 

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957) 
  Death of a Gunfighter 02x26: (Mar/14/1959) As Maria 

Decoy (1957) 
  The Sound of Tears 01x27: (Oct/29/1958) As Wendy 
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Is the cousin of actor John Pleshette.

Known for her trademark husky voice.

Is receiving her Hollywood Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, posthumously.

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