Suzanne Pleshette's Death

Born (Birthday) January 31, 1937

Death Date January 19, 2008

Age of Death 70 years

Cause of Death Respiratory Failure

Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States

Place of Burial Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, California, United States

Profession Movie Actress

The movie actress Suzanne Pleshette died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

She played Emily Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show and starred in The Birds. She was nominated for an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for her voice acting in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.

She married her first husband, Troy Donahue, in 1964, and the couple split after eight months of stormy cohabitation.

What happened to her?

On August 11, 2006, Pleshette’s agent Joel Dean announced that the actress received treatment for lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

She was later hospitalized for a pulmonary infection and developed pneumonia. She had to remain at the hospital for an extended period.

Pleshette arrived at a Bob Newhart Show cast reunion in September 2007 in a wheelchair but insisted that she was “cancer-free.” (During the actual telecast, she was seated in a regular chair). During an interview in USA Today, Pleshette stated that she had been released four days earlier from the hospital, where part of one of her lungs had been removed as part of her cancer treatment.

In her Los Angeles home, Pleshette died from respiratory failure in the early evening of January 19, 2008, at 70.

Where is she buried?

The actress is buried close to her third husband, Tom Poston, who died the year before her. Their final resting place is at the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.



“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 till I’m 72, standing around the back lot doing ‘Gunsmoke.'”

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“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.”

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“Troy was a sweet, good man. We just were never destined to be married. We just didn’t have the same values. But I’m not bitter. He taught me how to laugh.”

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“When I started in movies, they said I’d be this big star, but I was only a moderate one. Not enough good pictures. It’s important to be in a good piece of work no matter the size of one’s own part.”

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“I work for wardrobe. Whenever I need clothes, I take a job. If I get maybe like six changes, then I’ll be a grandmother, I don’t care.”

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