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Suzanne Pleshette Fast Facts:
Her mother was a dancer who performed under the stage name Geraldine Rivers; her father once served as vice president of ABC TV.
Made her film debut in the 1958 Jerry Lewis comedy
The Geisha Boy.
Third husband Tom Poston first romanced her when they appeared together in the 1959 Broadway production of
The Golden Fleecing
. In the 1970s, they crossed paths when he made guest appearances on her CBS sitcom
The Bob Newhart Show.
Both widowed, they reunited in 2000.
In 1961, she replaced Anne Bancroft in the Broadway production of
The Miracle Worker.
Breakout film role came as the ill-fated schoolteacher in Alfred Hitchcock's classic
In 2002, the producers of NBC's
Will & Grace
recruited her for a recurring role as Karen Walker's estranged mother on the hit series; they later cast her as a grandmother in their short-lived NBC sitcom
Good Morning, Miami
At her funeral, her pallbearers were six of her closest female friends, including Tina Sinatra.
Suzanne Pleshette Relationships:
Tom Poston - Husband (deceased)
Geraldine Pleshette - Mother
Eugene Pleshette - Father
Francesca Poston - Stepdaughter
Hudson Poston - Stepdaughter
Troy Donahue - Ex-husband
Thomas Joseph Gallagher III - Husband (deceased)
Jason Poston - Stepson
Suzanne Pleshette Awards:
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
1963 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
1962 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
Attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Attended Finch College, New York, NY; Attended The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York, NY
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