Suzanne Pleshette (January 31, 1937 – January 17, 2008) was an American actress, primarily known in character-type roles.
The naturally brunette-headed Pleshette was best known for her role as Bob Newhart’s wife, Emily Hartley, on The Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s. She later guest-starred as Katey Sagal’s mother, Laura Egan, on 8 Simple Rules, in the 2000s.
Death of Suzanne Pleshette
Suzanne Pleshette died early in the evening of January 17, 2008 of respiratory failure at her Los Angeles home.
Suzanne Pleshette was 70 years old at the time of her death.
** Suzanne Pleshette’s husband is Tom Poston, an actor who passed away April 30, 2007. At the time of her death, the city of Hollywood was getting ready for her star on the walk of fame.
Born to Eugene Pleshette, manager of the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn, New York and dancer Geraldine Kaplan, she was a cousin of Knots Landing actor John Pleshette. Pleshette graduated from Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts. She then attended Syracuse University.