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Suzanne Pleshette

Suzanne Pleshette

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Also Known As: Died: January 17, 2008
Born: January 31, 1937 Cause of Death: respiratory failure/cancer
Birth Place: New York, New York Profession: Cast ...
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Worked for a time as a designer of bed linens and home furnishings
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Made stage debut in "Truckline Cafe"
1957:
Made Broadway debut in "Compulsion"
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Earliest TV appearances, "The General Electric Theater" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
1958:
Made film debut in the Jerry Lewis comedy, "The Geisha Boy"
1959:
Replaced Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan in "The Miracle Worker" on Broadway
1961:
Garnered first Emmy nomination for playing a drug addicted nurse on an episode of "Dr. Kildare" (NBC)
1962:
Returned to features after four years to play her first leading roles in "Rome Adventure" and "40 Pounds of Trouble"
1963:
First received top billing in a feature in the drama, "Wall of Noise"
1963:
Was directed by Alfred Hitchcock in "The Birds"
1963:
Played college student Lori Moore on the ABC drama series, "Channing"
1966:
Acted in the first of four features produced by Disney Studios, "The Ugly Dachsund"
1967:
First TV-movie, "Wings of Fire" (NBC)
1971:
Last feature film for five years, "Support Your Local Gunfighter" co-starring James Garner
1972:
Played Emily Hartley on the long-running CBS sitcom, "The Bob Newhart Show"; received two Emmy nominations for the role
1976:
Returned to feature films to play the female lead in "The Shaggy D.A."; her final Disney feature to date
1979:
Acted in first TV miniseries, "Flesh and Blood" (CBS)
1980:
Last feature film credit to date, "Oh God, Book II"
1982:
Returned to Broadway in "Special Occasions"; closed after one performance
1984:
Played (also co-created) newspaperwoman Maggie Briggs on the short-lived CBS sitcom, "Suzanne Pleshette is Maggie Briggs"; directed by "Newhart" co-star Peter Bonerz
1986:
Played reporter Tracy Bridges on the short-lived CBS drama series, "Bridges to Cross"
1989:
Played Chris Broderick on the short-lived NBC medical drama, "Nightingales"
1990:
Reprised role of Emily Hartley on the last episode of Bob Newhart's later sitcom, "Newhart"; scene written and played to suggest that the entire series had been a dream of Newhart's earlier character, Dr. Robert Hartley
1990:
Starred on TV as "Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean"; received fourth Emmy nomination
1994:
Starred in the role of Jackie Hansen opposite Hal Linden on the short-lived CBS sitcom, "The Boys Are Back"
1997:
Hosted the CBS special "Where Are They Now?"
2003:
Appeared in the ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules" after John Ritter's death as the mother of Katey Sagal's character
2004:
Guest-starred in several episodes of "Will and Grace" (NBC) as Karen Walker's (Megan Mullally) estranged mother

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