Suzanne Pleshette


January 31, 1937 – January 19, 2008

Prior to her star-making role as Emily Hartley opposite Bob Newhart in the classic television sitcom The Bob Newhart Show,  Suzanne Pleshette was an established stage and film actress.  She appeared on Broadway in Compulsion and The Miracle Worker and in such classic films as The Geisha Boy and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.  But, it was the Newhart Show that brought her biggest fame and critical acclaim (3 Emmy nominations).  Pleshette went on to a lengthy string of guest starring roles and voice over work.  She was married 3 times, including to the costar of a different Bob Newhart project, Newhart, Tom Poston. In her later years, Pleshette battled (successfully) lung cancer, but ultimately suffered from too many pulmonary ailments. She died of respiratory failure in her home just before her 71st birthday.


Hillside Memorial Park – Culver City, CA

Specific Location

Garden of Abraham, Plot 12, Grave 7; In the small lawn space on the right side immediately in front of the mausoleum, near the curb and next to a small bench, just a few spaces away from husband, Tom Poston.



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