Sunday, January 20, 2008

RIP Suzanne Pleshette

The actress Suzanne Pleshette passed away yesterday from complications with Lung Cancer, at age 70. Pleshette was most famous for her role as Emily Hartley, the snarky wife of Bob Newhart on the sitcom The Bob Newhart Show. She was also in one of my favorite movies of all times, The Birds as Annie Hayward. I believe that her role in "The Birds" was the predecessor to Donna Hayworth from David Lynch's Twin Peaks

Pleshette was once married to the actor Troy Donahue and in 2001 she married her on time costar on Newhart, Tom Poston. The couple dealt with cancer and other illnesses, which took Poston's life last April.
Our deepest condolences go out to Pleshette's family and friends. This world will miss this classy lady!