Suzanne Pleshette

Born Jan 31, 1937

Suzanne Pleshette was an American actress and voice actress. After beginning her career in the theatre, she began appearing in films in the early 1960s, such as Rome Adventure (1962) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). She later appeared in various television productions, often in guest roles, and played Emily Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show and lion king ll 1998 from 1972 until 1978, receiving several Emmy Award nominations for her work.… Read More

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1937 Birth Born on January 31, 1937.


1957 - 1959 2 More Events
1961 24 Years Old In February 1961, she succeeded Anne Bancroft as Anne Sullivan Macy opposite 14-year-old Patty Duke's Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. … Read More
1964 27 Years Old Pleshette's 1964 marriage to her Rome Adventure and A Distant Trumpet co-star Troy Donahue ended acrimoniously after just eight months.
1966 29 Years Old She worked with Steve McQueen in the 1966 western drama film Nevada Smith, was nominated for a Laurel Award for her starring performance in the comedy If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium opposite Ian McShane, and co-starred with James Garner in a pair of films, the drama Mister Buddwing and the western comedy Support Your Local Gunfighter. … Read More


1968 31 Years Old Her second husband was Texas oilman Tom Gallagher, to whom she was married from 1968 until his death from lung cancer on January 21, 2000. … Read More
1971 34 Years Old A native New Yorker, Suzanne Pleshette had already experienced a full career on stage and screen by 1971 when TV producers saw her on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and noticed a certain chemistry between Suzanne and another guest, Bob Newhart. … Read More


1984 47 Years Old Her 1984 situation comedy, Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs, was canceled after seven episodes.


1989 52 Years Old In 1989, she played the role of Christine Broderick in the NBC drama, Nightingales, which only lasted one season.
1990 53 Years Old In 1990, Pleshette portrayed Manhattan hotelier Leona Helmsley in the television movie Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean, which garnered her Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations.
1994 57 Years Old In addition, she starred opposite Hal Linden in the 1994 sitcom The Boys Are Back. … Read More


2000 63 Years Old Asked about children in an October 2000 interview, Pleshette stated: "I certainly would have liked to have had Tommy’s children. … Read More
2001 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Pleshette married fellow actor Tom Poston. … Read More
2006 69 Years Old On August 11, 2006, her agent, Joel Dean, announced that Pleshette, a long-time smoker, was being treated for lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. … Read More
2007 70 Years Old She was later hospitalized for a pulmonary infection and developed pneumonia, causing her to be hospitalized for an extended period. She arrived at a Bob Newhart Show cast reunion in September 2007 in a wheelchair, causing concern about her health, although she insisted that she was "cancer free". (She was seated in a regular chair during the actual telecast.) During an interview in USA Today given at the time of the reunion, Pleshette stated that she had been released four days earlier from the hospital where, as part of her cancer treatment, part of one of her lungs had been removed.
2008 71 Years Old 1 More Event
She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television on January 31, 2008. … Read More
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