Suzanne Pleshette

Movie Actress

Suzanne Pleshette was born in New York City, New York, United States on January 31st, 1937 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 70, Suzanne Pleshette biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 31, 1937
United States
Place of Birth
New York City, New York, United States
Death Date
Jan 19, 2008 (age 70)
Zodiac Sign
$5 Million
Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Finch College, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Suzanne Pleshette Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Troy Donahue ​ ​(m. 1964; div. 1964)​, Tommy Gallagher ​ ​(m. 1968; died 2000)​, Tom Poston ​ ​(m. 2001; died 2007)​
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Suzanne Pleshette Life

Suzanne Pleshette (January 31, 1937 – January 19, 2008) was an American actress and singer.

Pleshette began working in film in the late 1950s and later appeared in films such as Rome Adventure (1962) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963).

Emily Hartley appeared in various television shows, most often in guest roles, and appeared on The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 to 1978, winning multiple Emmy Award nominations for her performance.

She continued acting until 2004, four years before her death at the age of 70.

Early life

Pleshette was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, on January 31, 1937, to Geraldine (née Kaplan) and Eugene Pleshette. Her parents were Jewish, and the children of emigrants from Russia and Austria-Hungary were adolescents. Her mother was a dancer and singer who appeared under the stage name Geraldine Rivers. Her father was a stage manager of the Paramount Theater in Manhattan and the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn, as well as a network executive. She graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan and attended Syracuse University for a semester before transferring to Finch College. She then graduated from Manhattan's prestigious acting academy, the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and was under the tutelage of Sanford Meisner, a noted acting coach.

Personal life

Pleshette's 1964 marriage to her Rome Adventure and A Distant Trumpet co-star Troy Donahue ended in divorce after six months.

Tom Gallagher, a retired oilman from 1968 to his death from lung cancer on January 21, 2000, was her second husband. During her marriage to Gallagher, she had a miscarriage, and the two children were still infants. Pleshette said of children in an October 2000 interview: "I certainly would have liked to have Tommy's children." However, my nurturing instincts are also fulfilled in other ways. I have a large extended family; I'm the mother on every set. If this is my personal karma, fine."

Pleshette married fellow actor Tom Poston in 2001. Poston appeared on The Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s and as a Newhart cast member. However, Poston and Pleshette had been involved romantically in 1959, when they appeared together in the Broadway comedy Golden Fleece. They married others during the next 40 years, but they stayed friends. Poston and Pleshette were married in 2001 after being widowed due to their spouses' deaths. They were married until his death from respiratory disease in Los Angeles on April 30, 2007. She died the following year, and her and her boyfriend are buried next to each other.

Suzanne Pleshette was the cousin of actor John Pleshette.


Suzanne Pleshette Career

Acting career

The Boston Globe characterized her appearance and demeanor as sardonic, with her voice as sultry. She began her acting career at the age of 20 as a stage actress. Meyer Levin's 1957 play Compulsion, a Leopold and Loeb case, was her first appearance on Broadway, following his novel Leopold and Loeb's Leopold and Loeb's inspirations.

She appeared in The Cold Wind and the Warmness at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, directed by Harold Clurman and produced by Robert Whitehead. She appeared in Constance Ford and Tom Poston's comedy Golden Fleecing in 1959. (Poston would later marry her third husband).

She was one of two finalists for the role of Louise/Gypsy in Gypsy's original production. She spent mornings learning striptease from Jerome Robbins for the role in Gypsy during the run of The Cold Wind and the Warm. Arthur Laurents, the play's author, wrote, "It came down to Suzanne Pleshette and Sandra Church." Suzanne was the better actress, but Sandra was the more convincing performer. Sandra came with us."

Anne Sullivan Macy, the 14-year-old Patty Duke's Helen Keller, was a "megawatt" in February 1961.

The Geisha Boy, Rome Adventure, Fate Is the Hunter, and Youngblood Hawke were among her early screen credits, but she was best known at that time for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense film The Birds. Pleshette was cast in 40 Pounds of Trouble, a comedy film co-starring Tony Curtis and Phil Silvers, which Curtis produced through his own film production company, Curtis Enterprises, immediately after The Birds. The first motion picture ever shot at Disneyland was 40 Pounds of Pain, and Universal-International Pictures released it in late 1962.

She was nominated for a Laurel Award in the 1966 western drama film Nevada Smith, This Must Be Belgium opposite Ian McShane, and co-starred with James Garner in two films, the drama Mister Buddwing and the western comedy Support Your Local Gunfighter. She appeared in a number of Walt Disney family films, the most notable in The Shaggy D.A. (1976). She was the lead actress in Hot Stuff (1979) and Oh, God! Book II (1980).

In the English dub of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-winning film Spirited Away and the voice of Zira in Disney's direct-to-video film "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride" -- Pleshette performed the song "My Lullaby."

Pleshette's first screen role was in the CBS adventure/drama television series Harbormaster's episode "Night Rescue" (December 5, 1957), starring Barry Sullivan and Paul Burke. Playhouse 90, Decoy, Should Travel, A Step Beyond, Riverboat, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Tab Hunter Show, Channing, Ben Casey, Naked City, Wagon Train, the pilot episode of The Wild West, and Dr. Kildare were among her early television appearances, including the first Emmy Award for her first Emmy Award. In each of the following 1960s television series: Route 66, The Fugitive, The Invaders, The F.B.I., Columbo (1971), and The Name of the Game, she appeared more than once as different characters: The Name of the Game.

Suzanne and Johnny met on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on May 19, 1971, and they noticed a certain chemistry between them. As part of CBS television's Saturday night lineup, she was cast as the wife of Newhart's character on the CBS sitcom The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978) for all six seasons. She was nominated twice for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In the final episode of Newhart's post-showning comedy series, Emily Hartley, viewers discovered that the entire later series had been her husband Bob's aspiration when he awakened next to her in the bedroom set from the earlier series.

Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs, a 1984 situation comedy, was cancelled after seven episodes. She appeared in Nightingales, an NBC drama that lasted one season in 1989. Pleshette portrayed Manhattan hotelier Leona Helmsley in the 1990 film Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Means, which earned her Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. In addition,, she appeared opposite Hal Linden in the 1994 sitcom The Boys Are Back.

After John Ritter's death, she appeared in Good Morning, Miami, as Mark Feuerstein's grandmother Claire Arnold, and she played the mother of Katey Sagal's character in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. This will be her last act.