Sunday, January 20, 2008

Suzanne Pleshette: A Tribute

I normally take Sundays off from blogging but I couldn't let the death of one of my favorite actresses go unnoticed. Thanks for the memories.

"Suzanne Pleshette, the husky-voiced star best known for her role as Bob Newhart's sardonic wife on television's long-running "The Bob Newhart Show," has died at age 70.

Pleshette, whose career included roles in such films as Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and in Broadway plays including "The Miracle Worker," died of respiratory failure Saturday evening at her Los Angeles home, said her attorney Robert Finkelstein, also a family friend.

Pleshette underwent chemotherapy for lung cancer in 2006.

In a 1999 interview, Pleshette observed that being an actress was more important than being a star.

"I'm an actress, and that's why I'm still here," she said. "Anybody who has the illusion that you can have a career as long as I have and be a star is kidding themselves."



terocious said...

She was the perfect compliment to Bob Newhart and I understand that he woke up in bed with her after supposedly dreaming the entire second Newhart series. I have never seen "The Birds", or anything else she was in that I know of, but these pictures are great. Thank you.

HART (1-800-HART) said...

Yes .. it was a sad weekend of passings. I liked Suzanne Pleshette!

Don Whitman also passed away this weekend. He was a Canadian Sportscaster Icon

Jericho Returns said...

Thank you both for commenting. She was a really talented actress.

Anonymous said...

Susanne Pleshette was not only beautiful, but very expressive and talented. I'm very saddened by her death. Her many roles were diversified. She was a true role model for many women - she displayed confidence, poise, humor, glamour in her countenance. Thank you for this wonderful tribute to a genuine actress. alpha99wolf

Jericho Returns said...

Thanks wolfie. She truly was a wonderful actress.