Suzanne Pleshette (January 31, 1937 – January 19, 2008) was an American actress and voice actress. After beginning her career in the theatre, she began appearing in films in the early 1960s, such as Rome Adventure (1962) and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). She later appeared in various television productions, often in guest roles, and played Emily Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 until 1978, receiving several Emmy Award nominations for her work. She continued acting until 2004, four years before her death.
Pleshette died from complication due to lung cancer in the early evening of January 19, 2008, at her Los Angeles home, twelve days before her 71st birthday. She is buried next to her parents, second husband, Tom Gallagher, and her third husband, actor Tom Poston, in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.