Remembering Suzanne Pleshette
January 20, 2008 11:13am CST
Anyone who watched TV in the 80s or went to the movies in the 50s or 60s will remember Suzanne Pleshette. She died yesterday of respiratory failure as a result of a long battle with lung cancer. She will be most fondly remembered for her role as Bob Newhart's wife in "The Bob Newhart Show". But she also starred in beach party movies in the sixties, and played Annie, the schoolteacher who rents a room in her Bodega Bay home to Tippi Hedren in "The Birds". And, one of her latest roles was Leona Helmsley the hotelier "Queen of Mean" in a TV biopic.
23 Jan 08
Suzanne Pleshette was a phenomenal actress, she performed with such ease. I, too, will remember her most for her role on the Bob Newhart show. Although, she lost her husband in 2006 it was wonderful that she could rekindle her romance with Tom Poston from their youth. She spoke eloquently of him in an interview I heard. Prior to that she had a long, happy marriage. A joyful life for a woman who brought joy into our homes with her comedic, gifted style.