Suzanne Pleshette dies

Suzanne Pleshette, the woman who co-starred with Bob Newhart on The Bob Newhart Show, died yesterday at the age of 70 from complications of lung cancer.

Pleshette played Newhart’s wife Emily Hartley on the set-in-Chicago show, which ran on CBS from 1972 to 1978. She also made a memorable guest appearance on the series finale of Newhart (Bob Newhart’s second series) on May 21, 1990, where in the final scene, Newhart woke up aside his former sitcom wife, suggesting Newhart was a dream that lasted eight seasons (and it worked much better than the Bobby-Pam dream fiasco on Dallas in ’86.)

Pleshette also voiced characters on several animated films, including The Lion King 2 and Spirited Away.