Once, an unknown casting director, without looking up and only hearing Suzanne's voice, said: "Sorry, we're not casting any young leading men today."
She met her first husband, Troy Donahue, while co-starring with him on Rome Adventure.
As part of her cancer treatment, Suzanne had to have a lung removed.
She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 31, 2008.
She was being treated for her cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Her second husband, Tommy Gallagher, also died of complications from lung cancer.
She met Tom Poston, her third husband, while co-starring with him in the Broadway play Golden Fleecing.
Her mother, Geraldine, was a dancer who used the stage name Geraldine Rivers.
* Nominated for two Golden Laurels, once in 1963, (she won) and again in 1970
* Nominated for 4 Emmys (1962, 1977, 1978, & 1991)
* Nominated for an Annie Award (1999)
* Nominated for two Golden Globes (1963 & 1991)
Suzanne's training includes:
* New York High School of the Performing Arts (She enrolled at age 12)
* Syracuse University
* Finch College
* The Neighborhood Playhouse
* Sanford Meisner's Acting School
In her childhood, her father, Eugene, was the manager for Paramount and Brooklyn Paramount theaters.
Suzanne was an only child.
Suzanne starred on Broadway as in The Miracle Worker and The Cold Wind and the Warm.
Suzanne had two step-children, Francesca and Jason Poston.
Actor John Pleshette is her cousin.
Suzanne was 5'4" tall.
Suzanne was the first choice to play Catwoman on Batman but negotiations broke down, and the part went to Julie Newmar.
Suzanne had her trademark husky voice at an early age. She related in an interview how she would be mistaken for her father when answering the phone at the tender age of four.
Suzanne was of Jewish descent--her mother's family name was Kaplan.
Troy Donahue, from January 4, 1964, to September 8, 1964. They have divorced.
Tom Gallagher, from March 16, 1968, to January 21, 2000. Tom died.
Tom Poston, from May 11, 2001 to April 30, 2007. Tom died.
In 1963, Suzanne won the Top New Female Personality Award in the Laurel Awards.
Suzanne's father is Eugene Pleshette, a bellhop. Her mother, Gloria Kaplan, is a dancer.
She joined 4Kids Entertainment on November 21st, 2005.
Suzanne Pleshette: (on working on Hitchcock's "The Birds") Hitch didn't know what to do with me; he regretted the day that he hired me.
Suzanne Pleshette: (on her response to Bob Newhart's suggestion for the final scene of "Newhart") If I'm in Timbuktu, I'll fly home to do that!
Suzanne Pleshette: (on her "nice girl" image) When Warren Beatty called a girl up, it was usually to try to get her into the sack. But he called me to find out what kind of bologna I used. I just don't have what it takes, I guess. Raquel Welch has what it takes. She's so sexy and gorgeous, even I want to jump on her!
Suzanne Pleshette: 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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