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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 & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show Emily Hartley
(1972-1978)
Spirited Away
Spirited Away Yubaba / Zeniba
(2001)
The Birds
The Birds Annie Hayworth
(1963)
Rome Adventure
Rome Adventure Prudence Bell
(1962)

Filmography

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 2002-2004 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Lois Whitley
- Looking for Mr. Good Enough (2004) ... Lois Whitley
- Something Borrowed, Someone's Due (2002) ... Lois Whitley
- Someone Old, Someplace New (2002) ... Lois Whitley
 2003 8 Simple Rules (TV Series)
Laura
- The First Thanksgiving (2003) ... Laura
- Goodbye: Part 2 (2003) ... Laura
- Goodbye: Part 1 (2003) ... Laura
 2002-2003 Good Morning, Miami (TV Series)
Claire Arnold
- One Flew Over the Cuckold's Nest (2003) ... Claire Arnold
- The Slow and the Furious (2003) ... Claire Arnold
- Someone to Watch Over Gavin (2003) ... Claire Arnold
- About a Ploy (2003) ... Claire Arnold
- The Big Leap (2003) ... Claire Arnold
 2001 Spirited Away
Yubaba / Zeniba (English version, voice)
 2000 The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure (Video Game)
Zira (voice)
 1998 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (Video)
Zira (voice)
 1998 Trigun (TV Series)
Badwick's Mom
- Little Arcadia (1998) ... Badwick's Mom (English version, 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
 1994-1995 The Boys Are Back (TV Series)
Jackie Hansen
- Where There's a Will, There's a Melee (1995) ... Jackie Hansen
- Rick and Judy End Up in a Seedy Motel Room (1995) ... Jackie Hansen
- The French Class (1995) ... Jackie Hansen
- Searching for Sarah Hansen (1995) ... Jackie Hansen
- Bad Hair Day (1995) ... Jackie Hansen
 1993 A Twist of the Knife (TV Movie)
Dr. Rachel Walters
 1992 Battling for Baby (TV Movie)
Marie Peters
 1990 Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (TV Movie)
Leona Helmsley
 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
 1988 Alone in the Neon Jungle (TV Movie)
Capt. Janet Hamilton
 1987 A Stranger Waits (TV Movie)
Kate Bennington
 1985-1986 Bridges to Cross (TV Series)
Tracy Bridges
- A Theory of Dark Thunder (1986) ... Tracy Bridges
- Yesterday Upon the Stair (1986) ... Tracy Bridges
- Memories of Molly (1985) ... Tracy Bridges
 1985 Kojak: The Belarus File (TV Movie)
Dana Sutton
 1984 For Love or Money (TV Movie)
Joanna Piper
 1984 Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs (TV Series)
Maggie Briggs
- Maggie's Theater Review (1984) ... Maggie Briggs
- Double Date (1984) ... Maggie Briggs
- A New Leaf (1984) ... Maggie Briggs
- Roman Holiday (1984) ... Maggie Briggs
- Wrong, Bad, Dumb, Stinks (1984) ... Maggie Briggs
 1983 One Cooks, the Other Doesn't (TV Movie)
Joanne Boone
 1983 Dixie: Changing Habits (TV Movie)
Dixie Cabot
 1982 Fantasies (TV Movie)
Carla Webber
 1982 Help Wanted: Male (TV Movie)
Laura Bingham
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Margot Murray
 1980 Oh, God! Book II
Paula Richards
 1980 If Things Were Different (TV Movie)
Janet Langford
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
Kate Fallon
 1979 Hot Stuff
Louise Webster
 1978 Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (TV Movie)
Kate Bliss
 1972-1978 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Emily Hartley
- Happy Trails to You (1978) ... Emily Hartley
- Crisis in Education (1978) ... Emily Hartley
- Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod (1978) ... Emily Hartley
- It Didn't Happen One Night (1978) ... Emily Hartley
- Easy for You to Say (1978) ... Emily Hartley
 1976 The Shaggy D.A.
Betty Daniels
 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
 1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Samantha Perkins
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Angela Funello
- A Sour Note (1968) ... Angela Funello
 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
 1968 Blackbeard's Ghost
Jo Anne Baker
 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
 1966 Nevada Smith
Pilar
 1966 The Ugly Dachshund
Fran Garrison
 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 A Rage to Live
Grace Caldwell Tate
 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
 1963 The Birds
Annie Hayworth
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Chris Lockwood
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Carla Hammond
- The Contenders (1962) ... Carla Hammond
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Marta Rinaldi
- Days of Glory (1962) ... Marta Rinaldi
 1962 Rome Adventure
Prudence Bell
 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 / Lottie Montana
- Blue Murder (1961) ... Blossom Bludge
- The Strengthening Angels (1960) ... Lottie 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
- The Long Rider (1959) ... Nedda Logan
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Martha Wizinski
- Delusion (1959) ... Martha Wizinski
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Alex
- Diary of a Nurse (1959) ... Alex
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Caroline Humphrey
- Listen for the Sound of a Witch (1959) ... Caroline Humphrey
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Maria
- Death of a Gunfighter (1959) ... Maria
 1958 The Geisha Boy
Sgt. Pearson
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Debby Lowell
- The Quiet Street (1958) ... Debby Lowell
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Wendy Jenkins
- The Sound of Tears (1958) ... Wendy Jenkins
 1957 Harbormaster (TV Series)
Barbara Benson
- Night Rescue (1957) ... 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 »

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

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

David Janssen was one of the great loves of my life. See more »

Trivia:

Announced her engagement to Tom Poston, 79, in December 2000. Each had co-starred on a Bob Newhart show, but different versions--she was in The Bob Newhart Show (1972), he was in Newhart (1982). However, Poston appeared in a recurring role on the '70s version as Bob Hartley's old friend Cliff "The Peeper" Murdock. Pleshette also appeared on the '80s version finale that is one of the best series ... See more »

Trademark:

Husky voice

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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