- NAME: Suzanne Pleshette
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress
- BIRTH DATE: January 31, 1937
- DEATH DATE: January 19, 2008
- EDUCATION: High School for the Performing Arts, New York, Syracuse University, Finch College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
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Suzanne Pleshette was an Emmy Award-nominated actress known for roles in films like The Geisha Boy and The Birds, as well as the television series The Bob Newhart Show.
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On March 16, 1968, she married businessman Thomas Joseph Gallagher III. He died on January 21, 2000.
In December 2000, Pleshette announced her engagement to actor Tom Poston, 79. They had met back in 1959 while they were in the Broadway comedy The Golden Fleecing. Each had also starred on The Bob Newhart Show, but not at the same time; she had starred on the 1970s version, and he starred on the series in the 1980s. However,
Poston had appeared in a recurring role in the '70s version as an old friend of Newhart's character, Bob Hartley, and Pleshette had appeared in the '80s version finale (now considered a classic), when, back in her role as Emily Hartley, she rolled over in bed, revealing to Newhart that the whole show (1982-1990) had been a dream.
Pleshette and Poston married on May 11, 2001. In August 2006, Pleshette underwent chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer at Los Angeles' Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. In September 2007, Pleshette attended a 35th reunion of the cast of the 1970s Bob Newhart Show in a wheelchair, just four days after leaving the hospital after battling pneumonia. "I never thought I'd be here tonight," said Pleshette.
A year later, on January 19, 2008, Pleshette's battle with health complications finally caught up with her. She died of respiratory failure at her Los Angeles, California, home.
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