Suzanne Pleshette

Highest Rated: 96% The Birds (1963)
Birthday: Jan 31, 1937
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Glamorous, down-to-earth leading lady Suzanne Pleshette was the daughter of the managing director of Brooklyn's Paramount Theater. She attended Performing Arts High School, Finch College, and Syracuse University. After some TV experience, she made her film debut in Jerry Lewis' The Geisha Boy (1958), then went on to replace Anne Bancroft as star of Broadway's The Miracle Worker. During her years at Warner Bros., Pleshette successfully avoided simpering ingénue roles, holding out for parts requiring beyond-her-years emotional depth. Her flair for comedy was delightfully tapped during her subsequent tenure with Disney in such films as The Ugly Dachsund (1967) and The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1968). Pleshette's film work, however, has never struck so responsive a chord with the fans as her television work, notably her portrayal of Emily Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978) -- a role that she briefly and hilariously reprised on the very last episode of Newhart's subsequent series, Newhart. She then starred in several short-lived TV series, including Maggie Briggs (1984), Bridges to Cross (1986), and The Boys Are Back (1994), and was also a ubiquitous presence in such made-for-TV movies as Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean. And yes: Incredible as it may seem, Suzanne Pleshette was once married to Troy Donahue. Pleshette died of respiratory failure in January 2008.


Highest Rated Movies



81% The Last Mogul (Life and Times of Lew Wasserman) Actor 2005
43% The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Zira 1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
No Score Yet A Twist of the Knife Dr. Rachel Walters 1993
No Score Yet Battling for Baby Marie Peters 1992
No Score Yet Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean Leona Helmsley 1990
No Score Yet Alone in the Neon Jungle Capt. Janet Hamilton 1988
No Score Yet Kojak: The Belarus File Dana Sutton 1985
No Score Yet For Love or Money Joanna Piper 1984
No Score Yet One Cooks, the Other Doesn't Joanne Boone 1983
No Score Yet Dixie: Changing Habits Dixie Cabot 1983
No Score Yet Help Wanted: Male Laura Bingham 1982
No Score Yet The Star Maker Margot Murray 1981
50% Oh, God! Book II Paula Richards 1980
No Score Yet Hot Stuff Louise Webster 1979
No Score Yet If Things Were Different Actor 1979
50% The Shaggy D.A. Betty Daniels 1976
No Score Yet Columbo: Dead Weight Actor 1971
No Score Yet Skin Game Actor 1971
62% Support Your Local Gunfighter Patience Barton 1971
No Score Yet Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Ramona 1970
No Score Yet Hunters Are for Killing Actor 1970
60% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Samantha Perkins 1969
No Score Yet The Power Margery Lansing 1968
82% Blackbeard's Ghost Jo Anne Baker 1968
43% The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Arabella Flagg 1967
No Score Yet Mister Buddwing Fiddle 1966
50% Nevada Smith Pilar 1966
No Score Yet The Ugly Dachshund Fran Garrison 1966
No Score Yet A Rage to Live Grace Caldwell 1965
No Score Yet Youngblood Hawke Jeanne Green 1964
No Score Yet Fate Is The Hunter Martha Webster 1964
50% A Distant Trumpet Mrs. Kitty Mainwarring 1964
96% The Birds Annie Hayworth 1963
No Score Yet 40 Pounds of Trouble Chris Lockwood 1963
No Score Yet Rome Adventure Prudence Bell 1962
No Score Yet The Geisha Boy Pvt. Betty Pearson 1958
No Score Yet Golden Age of TV Dramas Actor 1951


No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
Emily Hartley
  • 2017
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Lion Guard
  • 2016
No Score Yet Will & Grace
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet 8 Simple Rules
  • 2003
No Score Yet Bonanza
Rose Becket / Katie Summers / Mrs. Ransom
  • 1972
No Score Yet Columbo
  • 1971
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Glory Bramley
  • 1970
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
  • 1970
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Peggy Ellie Burnett
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • 1960