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Suzanne Pleshette (1937–2008)


Suzanne Pleshette achieved television immortality in her role as Bob Newhart's wife in the 1970s classic situation comedy, The Bob Newhart Show (1972). For her role as "Emily Hartley", wife of psychologist "Bob Hartley" (played by Bob Newhart), Pleshette was nominated for the Emmy Award twice, in 1977 and 1978. She was also nominated for an Emmy ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003 8 Simple Rules (TV Series)
Laura
- Goodbye: Part 2 (2003) ... Laura
- Goodbye: Part 1 (2003) ... Laura
 2001 Spirited Away
Yubaba / Zeniba (English version, voice)
 1998 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (Video)
Zira (voice)
 1996-1997 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Sarah Eliot
- Mother Love (1997) ... Sarah Eliot
- Like Father... (1997) ... Sarah Eliot
- The Deepest Cut (1996) ... Sarah Eliot
 1992 Battling for Baby (TV Movie)
Marie Peters
 1990 Newhart (TV Series)
Emily Hartley
- The Last Newhart (1990) ... Emily Hartley (uncredited)
 1989 Nightingales (TV Series)
Christine Broderick
- Episode #1.13 (1989) ... Christine Broderick
- Episode #1.12 (1989) ... Christine Broderick
- Episode #1.11 (1989) ... Christine Broderick
- Episode #1.10 (1989) ... Christine Broderick
- Episode #1.9 (1989) ... Christine Broderick
 1987 A Stranger Waits (TV Movie)
Kate Bennington
 1984 For Love or Money (TV Movie)
Joanna Piper
 1982 Fantasies (TV Movie)
Carla Webber
 1982 Help Wanted: Male (TV Movie)
Laura Bingham
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Margot Murray
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
Kate Fallon
 1976 Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Morton
 1976 Law and Order (TV Movie)
Karen Day
 1975 The Legend of Valentino (TV Movie)
June Mathis
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Rose Becket / Katie Summers / Mrs. Ransom
- A Place to Hide (1972) ... Rose Becket / Katie Summers / Mrs. Ransom
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Shelly Kingman
- But When She Was Bad, ... (1971) ... Shelly Kingman
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Mary
- Conspiracy (1971) ... Mary
 1971 Columbo (TV Series)
Helen Stewart
- Dead Weight (1971) ... Helen Stewart
 1971 In Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Kate Todd
 1971 River of Gold (TV Movie)
Anna
 1969-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Hallie Manville / Amy Averlin / Geneva Rogers
- A Capitol Affair (1971) ... Hallie Manville
- The Skin Game (1970) ... Amy Averlin
- The Suntan Mob (1969) ... Geneva Rogers
 1966-1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Temple Alexander / Marie Zimmerman / Marya Pazmany
- The Inheritors (1970) ... Temple Alexander
- The Mercenary (1968) ... Marie Zimmerman
- List for a Firing Squad (1966) ... Marya Pazmany
 1970 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Valerie Bessinger
- Hello, Miss Bessinger, Goodbye (1970) ... Valerie Bessinger
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Ann Logan
- Daisy in the Shadows (1970) ... Ann Logan
 1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Glory Bramley
- Stark (1970) ... Glory Bramley
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Barbara (segment "Love and the Fly")
- Love and the Fly/Love and the Millionaires/Love and Double Trouble (1970) ... Barbara (segment "Love and the Fly")
 1970 Hunters Are for Killing (TV Movie)
Barbara Soline
 1970 Along Came a Spider (TV Movie)
Anne Banning / Janet Furie
 1969 Target: Harry
Diane Reed
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Angela
- A Sour Note (1968) ... Angela
 1967-1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Anne Gibbs / Vikki
- The Pursued (1968) ... Anne Gibbs
- The Mutation (1967) ... Vikki
 1968 The Power
Prof. Margery Lansing
 1968 Flesh and Blood (TV Movie)
Nona
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Sarah Lou Burke
- Till the End of Night (1967) ... Sarah Lou Burke
 1967 The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Arabella Flagg
 1967 Wings of Fire (TV Movie)
Kitty Sanborn
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Susan Church
- Baby, the World's on Fire (1967) ... Susan Church
 1966 Mister Buddwing
Fiddle
 1963-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Adrian Harris / Anita King
- After the Lion, Jackals (1966) ... Adrian Harris
- Corridor 400 (1963) ... Anita King
 1964-1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Peggy Franklyn / Ellie Burnett
- All the Scared Rabbits (1965) ... Peggy Franklyn
- World's End (1964) ... Ellie Burnett
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Lydia Monteran
- The Night of the Inferno (1965) ... Lydia Monteran
 1964 Youngblood Hawke
Jeanne Green
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter
Martha Webster
 1964 A Distant Trumpet
Mrs. Kitty Mainwarring
 1961-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ellen Tracey Adams / Nurse Cathy Benjamin / Julie Lawler
- Goodbye, Mr. Jersey (1964) ... Ellen Tracey Adams
- The Soul Killer (1962) ... Nurse Cathy Benjamin
- A Shining Image (1961) ... Julie Lawler
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Lori Moore
- The Potato Bash World (1963) ... Lori Moore
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Myra Marshall
- The Myra Marshall Story (1963) ... Myra Marshall
 1963 Wall of Noise
Laura Rubio
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Carla Hammond
- The Contenders (1962) ... Carla Hammond
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Marta Van Meer
- Days of Glory (1962) ... Marta Van Meer
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Carolyn Stanley
- Behold a Pale Horse (1962) ... Carolyn Stanley
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Hank Rossi
- Viva Vegas (1962) ... Hank Rossi
 1960-1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Blossom Bludge / Lotti Montana
- Blue Murder (1961) ... Blossom Bludge
- The Strengthening Angels (1960) ... Lotti Montana
 1958-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Renee Fontaine / Jean Lund
- Love Is a Lion's Roar (1961) ... Renee Fontaine
- The World's Greatest Quarterback (1958) ... Jean Lund
 1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Julie Carroll
- Weekend on Ice (1961) ... Julie Carroll
 1961 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Diane Dooley
- Lesson in Fear (1961) ... Diane Dooley
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
Iris
- Forbidden Cargo (1960) ... Iris
 1960 Naked City (TV Series)
Nora Condon
- The Pedigree Sheet (1960) ... Nora Condon
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Marie Tourette
- The Two Faces of Grey Holden (1960) ... Marie Tourette
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Anne
- Hitch Hike (1960) ... Anne
 1959 Summer of Decision (TV Movie)
Susan
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Minette
- The Lady from South Chicago (1959) ... Minette
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Mari Sutton
- Murder and the Android (1959) ... Mari Sutton
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Nedda Logan
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Diary of a Nurse (1959)
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Maria
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Wendy Jenkins
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Debby Lowell
- The Quiet Street (1958) ... Debby Lowell
 1957 Harbormaster (TV Series)
Barbara Benson
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Stage Play: Special Occasions. Written by Bernard Slade. Scenic Design by David Jenkins. Directed by Gene Saks. Music Box Theatre: 7 Feb 1982 (1 performance + 26 previews that began on 15 Jan 1982). Cast: Richard Mulligan (as "Michael Ruskin"), Suzanne Pleshette (as "Amy Ruskin"), David Jay (as "Voice of Stephen"). Produced by Morton ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm an actress, and that's why I'm still here. Anybody who has the illusion that you can have a career as long as I have and be a star is kidding themselves. From a 1999 interview See more »

Trivia:

Both Suzanne Pleshette and Veronica Cartwright appeared together in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), as well as on episodes of Will & Grace (1998). Each played mothers. Suzanne Pleshette playing Karen Walker's mom, and Veronica Cartwright playing Jack's mom. See more »

Trademark:

Husky voice

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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