Suzanne Pleshette
American actress
Suzanne Pleshette
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Birthday
31 January 1937
Deceased
19 January 2008
home town
U.S.
Death Place
U.S.
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Resting place
State of California
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery
Active years end year
2004z
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Pre-Election 2016: America Wakes Up in Bed with Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette
Huffington Post - 28 days
INT. BEDROOM - EVENING (Light turns on; REVEAL Bob Hartley from The Bob Newhart Show) Bob: Honey--wake up. You won't believe the dream I just had. (REVEAL Emily Hartley.) Emily: All right, Bob. What is it? Bob: For the last sixteen months, Donald Trump was running for President of the United States. Emily: The rich guy from The Apprentice, with the hair? Bob: He was the Republican nominee! Emily: The Republicans had no one else to choose from as their candidate? Bob: Yes! And he kept saying stupid things--incredibly stupid things--but the stupider they got, the more people loved him. Emily: That's great, Bob. Bob: And Hillary Clinton was running against him. Emily: Hillary Clinton? The Democrats had no one else to choose from as their candidate? Bob: Exactly. Nothing made sense! Clinton used a private server for her emails. And all these women said Trump sexually assaulted them. And this thing called WikiLeaks kept releasing documents about Clinto ...
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Kim Morgan: For Valentine's Day: Celebrate With Six Disastrous Dates
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Valentine's Day. If you at all care about the day (though many of us pretend not to) it can be a sweet time to remind your partner how much you love them. That's very nice. It can also, well, sicken. Yes, yes, people can be wonderful on that day but they can also exhibit an icky display of public affection (those horrifying balloon bouquets, those stilted dinner dates riddled with awkward pauses) and reveal passive agressive manipulations, aggressive aggressive manipulations and gift giving gluttony. It's also a day when many realize their partners don't give a toss about them or, vice-versa. Let's face it: It is, with some exception, awful. That is, if you care. My advice. Don't. I think, lonely people, that sometimes it's better to be alone on the 14th of February. And I say this with a significant other whom I plan on giving the day off to save both our sanity. Stay in, order take-out and be grateful an overly taxing significant other isn't bullying you into dinner pl ...
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Pat Gallagher: Bob Newhart Gives His Take On Proctologists And Why He Never Won An Emmy
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Bob Newhart is the light at the end of the tunnel. No flashlight is needed. Just follow the sounds of laughter and you will find yourself heading into the Land of Newhart. The veteran stand-up comedian, who was a staple on shows like "The Ed Sullivan Show" and Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," is responsible for two of the funniest sitcoms to ever hit the airwaves: "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972-1978 -- with on-screen wife Suzanne Pleshette) and "Newhart" (1982-1990 -- with on-screen wife Mary Frann). The Grammy winner continues to share his home-spun humor traveling the country doing what he was born to do: stand-up comedy. Thank God he gave up his accounting career early in life (where he always tried to balance the books "within 2 or 3 dollars"). Newhart sat down with The Huffington Post to talk about the national debt crisis (Not!), why he thinks he never won an Emmy, and his take on proctologists. Before we get started, I want to avoid asking you any stupid questions. ...
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Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: Were 2 Screen Bombshells Named Barbara Under A Curse?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Is it conceivable that a pair of movie sirens named Barbara were under a deadly curse? Both Barbara Nichols and Barbara Payton appeared in horror and sci-fi films, and died tragic,premature deaths, as did a handful of other such actresses. Were nefarious forces possibly enraged by their appearances in projects which touched upon the sacred subject matter of their shadowy domain? Please consider the following evidence for these two vixens: - Barbara Nichols (1929-1976): This curvaceous blonde knockout with an unforgettable Brooklynese accent (born Barbara Nickerauer) encountered alien cloners in "The Human Duplicators"(1965). An extraterrestrial scientist, Kolos (Richard Kiel, before his archetypal role as "Jaws" in the 007 series), was engaged in a nefarious plot to substitute key humans with bionic replicas, such as noted scientist Dr. Vaughn Dornheimer (portrayed by George Macready, seen in many sci-fi and horror efforts, such as 1944's "Soul of a Monster"). Howe ...
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Mel Stuart, director of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Mel Stuart, director of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83 Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:48 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 A collaborator on "Willy Wonka" was screenwriter David Seltzer, who at 26 had gotten his first job in the film business — making documentaries — from Stuart and calls him "a mentor by way of drill sergeant, much-feared boss and much-loved friend." Besides "Willy Wonka," Stuart's theatrical features include the 1969 comedy-romance, "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium," starring Suzanne Pleshette and Ian McShane, and, a year later, "I Love My Wife," with Elliott Gould. Before joining forces with the Wolper Organization, he was a researcher for CBS News' 1950s documentary series, "The 20th Century," which was hosted and narrated by Walter Cronkite. Besides his daughter, an interior designer, S ...
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Anime at its best: Miyazaki's 'Spirited Away' at Abell Open Space - Baltimore Sun (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... a cast including Daveigh Chase (Lilo of "Lilo and Stitch") as Chihiro, David Ogden Stiers as Kamaji, Jason (not James) Marsden as Haku, Lauren Holly and Michael Chiklis as Chihiro's parents, and, best of all, Suzanne Pleshette as Yubaba and Zeniba
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Ask 411 Movies for 08.22.11: Any Day You Read This Column is a Happy Day! - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
They side with Taylor Barton (Harry Morgan) and his daughter Patience (Suzanne Pleshette) in a mining war. Of course, Latigo's plans come crumbling down when the real Morgan shows up. The movie was a follow-up to 1969's Support Your Local Sheriff with
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EXCERPT; Excerpt - Rebels in Paradise - By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
NYTimes - over 5 years
Chapter One 1963: Andy and Marcel The seven-foot Elvis in the Ferus Gallery window was startling, even by Los Angeles standards. In the gallery's back room, paintings of Elizabeth Taylor, with her outsized red lips and slashes of bright blue eye shadow, greeted visitors. Andy Warhol was fixated on celebrities and it wouldn't be long before he would
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Jewison retrospective: humble director says some of his films 'worked very well' - Winnipeg Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
The upper shelves of a floor-to-ceiling bookcase in Jewison's office are lined with copies of his films, from the 1962 comedy "40 Pounds of Trouble," with Tony Curtis and Suzanne Pleshette, to the 2003 sociopolitical thriller "The Statement," with
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TV You Should Know: 'Decoy' - AllYourTV.com
Google News - over 5 years
Guest stars included Larry Hagman, Peter Falk, Al Lewis, Diane Ladd, Colleen Dewhurst, Suzanne Pleshette and Martin Balsam. While the show was only produced for a single season, it was syndicated regularly for nearly a decade under the name Decoy
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Musicians and the 27 Club - The BQB
Google News - over 5 years
Suzanne Pleshette and Brad Renfro all died within the same week Heath Ledger died, and some believe this pattern may have started when musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the “Big Bopper” all died together in a plane crash
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Is 'The Complete 5th Season' Coming to Home Video at Last? - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - over 5 years
In 2005 and 2006, Fox Home Entertainment released DVDs of the first four seasons of Bob Newhart Show, the 1972-78 sitcom co-starring Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons and Bill Daily (I Dream of Jeannie)
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Hansen: I'm back, and things look a lot different - DesMoinesRegister.com
Google News - over 5 years
Instead of waking up to Suzanne Pleshette, I get Randy Peterson, Rick Brown, John Naughton, Andrew Logue and other assorted ink-stained ragamuffins. Aside from that, it's great to be back. This address was home for 20 years. Though the job has changed,
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Mostras de cinema, festivais e sessões extras - 15 a 21 de julho - Jornal do Brasil
Google News - over 5 years
Com Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette. Uma jovem rica e esnobe, Melanie Daniels, seduzida pelo sarcástico advogado Mitch Brenner, vai a Bodega Bay levando dois passarinhos de presente para a irmã do rapaz. Logo que chega é ferida por um
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Sebastiani's vintage films continue - Sonoma Index-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Stars Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren and Suzanne Pleshette. • "Gone With The Wind" (1939) on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 pm and Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1 pm Written by Margaret Mitchell (novel) and Sidney Howard (screenplay), and directed by Victor Fleming,
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1975 Jeff Bridges comedy can be manufactured on demand - Deseret News
Google News - over 5 years
Based on John O'Hara's novel, this demure study of nymphomania seems rather quaint today — but it gets a genuine lift from the excellent lead performance of Suzanne Pleshette. She's just a gal who can't say no, which becomes a problem when she marries
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Ask 411 Movies 06.20.11: The Column That's Ready for Its Close-Up! - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
However, instead of Mary Frann, it's Suzanne Pleshette, Newhart's wife from his first series The Bob Newhart Show. It's revealed all of Newhart was a dream by Bob from The Bob Newhart Show. The final scene of The Sopranos left fans in limbo
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O Norte de Minas - O Norte de Minas
Google News - over 5 years
A protagonista da história Prudence Bell (Suzanne Pleshette) é bibliotecária em uma escola da pacata e monótona New England. Por conta de ter indicado a leitura de um romance considerado impróprio para uma adolescente, é pressionada pela direção e
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Straying from the troupe - Denton Record Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Mister Buddwing (**1/2) The title character (Garner) wakes in Manhattan with amnesia and encounters three women (Suzanne Pleshette, Katharine Ross, Jean Simmons) who rekindle his memories of a forgotten wife. Delbert Mann directs and takes advantage of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Suzanne Pleshette
1937
Born on January 31, 1937.
1957
Reviewers described her appearance and demeanor as sardonic and her voice as sultry. She began her career as a stage actress. She made her Broadway debut in Meyer Levin's 1957 play Compulsion, adapted from his novel inspired by the Leopold and Loeb case.
The following year, she performed in the debut of The Cold Wind and the Warm by S. N. Behrman at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, directed by Harold Clurman and produced by Robert Whitehead.
1959
In 1959, she was featured in the comedy Golden Fleecing, starring Constance Ford and Tom Poston. (Poston would eventually become her third husband.)
That same year, she was one of two finalists for the role of Louise/Gypsy in the original production of Gypsy. During the run of The Cold Wind and the Warm, she spent mornings taking striptease lessons from Jerome Robbins for the role in Gypsy. In his autobiography, Arthur Laurents, the play's author stated, "It came down to between Suzanne Pleshette and Sandra Church. Suzanne was the better actress, but Sandra was the better singer. We went with Sandra."
1961
In February 1961, she succeeded Anne Bancroft as Anne Sullivan Macy opposite 14-year-old Patty Duke's Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker.
Her early screen credits include The Geisha Boy, Rome Adventure, Fate Is the Hunter, and Youngblood Hawke, but she was best known at that time for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's classic suspense film The Birds.
1964
Pleshette's 1964 marriage to her Rome Adventure and A Distant Trumpet co-star Troy Donahue ended acrimoniously after just eight months.
1966
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.
She also starred in a number of Walt Disney family films. She provided the voices of Yubaba and Zeniba in the English dub of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-winning film Spirited Away and the voice of Zira in Disney's The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and sang the song "My Lullaby". Pleshette's first screen role was in the episode "Night Rescue" (December 5, 1957) of the CBS adventure/drama television series Harbormaster, starring Barry Sullivan and Paul Burke. Other early television appearances include Playhouse 90, Decoy, Have Gun – Will Travel, One Step Beyond, Riverboat, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Channing, Ben Casey, Naked City, Wagon Train, and Dr. Kildare, for which she was nominated for her first Emmy Award. She guest-starred more than once as different characters in each of the following 1960s TV series: Route 66, The Fugitive, The Invaders, The F.B.I., Columbo (1971) and The Name of the Game.
1968
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.
She suffered a miscarriage during her marriage to Gallagher, and the couple were childless.
1971
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.
She was soon cast as the wife of Newhart’s character on the popular CBS sitcom The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978) for all six seasons, as part of CBS television's Saturday night lineup. She was nominated twice for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She reprised her role of Emily Hartley in the memorable final episode of a subsequent comedy series, Newhart, in which viewers discovered that the entire later series had been her husband Bob's dream when he awakens next to her in the bedroom set from the earlier series.
1984
Her 1984 situation comedy, Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs, was canceled after seven episodes.
1989
In 1989, she played the role of Christine Broderick in the NBC drama, Nightingales, which only lasted one season.
1990
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
In addition, she starred opposite Hal Linden in the 1994 sitcom The Boys Are Back.
She had a starring role in Good Morning, Miami, as Mark Feuerstein's grandmother Claire Arnold in season one and played the mother of Katey Sagal's character in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter following John Ritter's death, and appeared as the estranged mother of Megan Mullally's character Karen Walker in three episodes of Will & Grace. The role would prove to be her last.
2000
Asked about children in an October 2000 interview, Pleshette stated: "I certainly would have liked to have had Tommy’s children.
But my nurturing instincts are fulfilled in other ways. I have a large extended family; I'm the mother on every set. So if this is my particular karma, that's fine."
2001
In 2001, Pleshette married fellow actor Tom Poston.
Poston was a recurring guest star on The Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s (Pleshette was one of the series's stars) and Poston was later a Newhart cast member (Pleshette was a guest star once). But long before they worked together on TV, Poston and Pleshette had been involved romantically—as early as the late 1960s, when they acted together in a Broadway play. During the subsequent 40 years, they married others but remained friends.
After they were both widowed, the deaths of their spouses brought Poston and Pleshette together again, and they married in 2001. They remained married until his death from respiratory failure in Los Angeles on April 30, 2007.
She died the following year, and they are buried together. Suzanne Pleshette is the cousin of the actor John Pleshette.
2006
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.
On August 14, 2006, New York Newsday reported that Dean claimed the cancer was the size of "a grain of sand" when it was found during a routine X-ray, that the cancer was "caught very much in time", that she was receiving chemotherapy as an outpatient, and that Pleshette was "in good spirits".
2007
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
She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television on January 31, 2008.
On the January 22 edition of Entertainment Tonight, her former co-star and longtime friend Marcia Wallace announced she would be attending the ceremony on Pleshette's behalf. Pleshette received the walk's 2,355th star. Bob Newhart, Arte Johnson, and Marcia Wallace spoke at the star's unveiling, which had been planned before Pleshette's death. Tina Sinatra accepted the star on Pleshette's behalf. Others in attendance included Peter Falk, Dick Van Dyke, and her costars from The Birds: Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren.
Pleshette died in the early evening of January 19, 2008, at her Los Angeles home, 12 days before her 71st birthday.
She is buried next to her third husband, Tom Poston, in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.
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