She played Emily Hartley around the Bob Newhart Display and starred within the Parrots. She was nominated for an Annie Honor for Outstanding Person Achievement on her behalf voice acting within the Lion Ruler II: Simba’s Satisfaction. She studied in the SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL of Performing Arts and continued to Finch University. She began her profession in theatre, and later made an appearance within the 1966 film The Ugly Dachshund. She wedded her first spouse, Troy Donahue, in 1964, as well as the couple break up after eight weeks of stormy cohabitation. She starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller film The Parrots.
Full Name Suzanne Pleshette
Date Of Birth January 31, 1937
Died January 19, 2008, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.63 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education High School of Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Movies The Birds, Spirited Away, Rome Adventure, Nevada Smith, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, A Rage to Live, If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, The Ugly Dachshund, Blackbeard's Ghost, Support Your Local Gunfighter, A Distant Trumpet, The Geisha Boy, The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, The Shaggy D.A., Hot Stuff, 40 Pounds of Trouble, Leona Helmsley: The Queen Of Mean, Help Wanted: Male, Along Came a Spider, Fate Is the Hunter, Mister Buddwing, Youngblood Hawke, Oh, God! Book II, A Twist of the Knife, The Power, Wall of Noise, Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came, Alone in the Neon Jungle, Flesh and Blood, Battling for Baby, Dixie Changing Habits, The Legend of Valentino, A Stranger Waits, Skin Game, Wings of Fire, Hunters Are for Killing, Target: Harry, One Cooks, the Other Doesn't, Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid, Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours, In Broad Daylight, Murder and the Android, Corridor 400, Kojak: The Belarus File, After the Lion, Jackals, Law and Order, If Things Were Different, Fantasies, A Capitol Affair, The Star Maker, For Love or Money
TV Shows G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, Good Morning, Miami, The Boys Are Back, Nightingales, The Bob Newhart Show, The Tab Hunter Show, Harbormaster, Bridges to Cross, Maggie Briggs, Channing, NBC Sunday Showcase
Both she and husband Tom Poston died of the same cause, respiratory failure.
One time, while on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), she told the story of her near involvement with the movie Palm Springs Weekend (1963). At the time she was a contract performer at Warner Brothers and was cast in the movie. She adamantly refused to do it, fearing that it might hurt her career (a studio executive, annoyed by her attitude, told her that the sign outside read "Warner Brothers" not "Pleshette Brothers"!) She eventually got her way (and was forced to appear in Wall of Noise (1963) instead) and the role went to Stefanie Powers. She jokingly said that Powers was so upset that she had to take her place in the movie that she refused to speak to her for years afterward.
Was the producers' original choice for the role of Catwoman on the Batman (1966) TV show. When negotiations broke down, the part went to Julie Newmar, who made it her own.
In December 2000 she announced her engagement to Tom Poston, age 79. Each had co-starred on a Bob Newhart show, but different versions--she was in The Bob Newhart Show (1972), he was in Newhart (1982). However, Poston appeared in a recurring role on the '70s version as Bob Hartley's old friend Cliff "The Peeper" Murdock. Pleshette also appeared on the '80s version finale that is one of the best series finales of all time--a segue between the two shows.
[1999 interview] I'm an actress, and that's why I'm still here. Anybody who has the illusion that you can have a career as long as I have and be a star is kidding themselves.
[on her "girl next door" image] "When Warren Beatty called a girl up, it was usually to try to get her into the sack. But he called me to find out what kind of bologna I used. I just don't have what it takes, I guess. Raquel Welch has what it takes. She's so sexy and gorgeous, even I want to jump on her!
I don't sit around and wait for great parts. I'm an actress, and I love being one, and I'll probably be doing it until I'm 72, standing around the back lot doing Gunsmoke (1955)".