Suzanne Pleshette Net Worth

Suzanne Pleshette Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Suzanne Pleshette net worth is
$5 Million

Suzanne Pleshette Wiki Biography

Suzanne Pleshette was born on the 31st January 1937, in New York City, USA and was an award- winning stage, television and film actress, and voice actress, best known to the world as Annie Hayworth in the mystery horror “The Birds” (1963), and as Emily Hartley in the TV comedy series “The Bob Newhart Show” (1972-1978), among many other appearances. She passed away in 2008.

Have you ever wondered how rich Suzanne Pleshette was at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Pleshette’s net worth was as high as $5 million, an amount earned through her successful career as an actress, which started in 1957 and ended in 2004.

Suzanne Pleshette Net Worth $5 Million

Suzanne was of mixed descent – her parents had Russian, Austrian and Hungarian ancestry, and were Jewish as well. Her mother was Geraldine Rivers, a dancer, and her father was Eugene Pleshette, who worked as a stage manager, including of the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn.

Suzanne went to the High School of Performing Arts, after which she enrolled at Syracuse University, but after one semester she transferred to Finch College. She also graduated from Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and then studied acting under the legendary Sanford Meisner.

Suzanne started her career on stage, debuting on Broadway in “Compulsion”, by Meyer Levin in 1957. Slowly building her name, Suzanne featured in the “The Cold and the Warm” in 1958, and stayed active on stage until the early ‘60s, appearing in such plays as “Golden Fleecing” (1959), “Gypsy” (1959), and “The Miracle Worker” (1961), all of which added to her net worth.

Her screen career started in 1957 with a minor role in the TV series “Harbormaster”, and the following year made a film debut in the comedy “The Geisha Boy”, while in 1962 she starred in the romantic drama “Rome Adventure”, with Troy Donahue and Rossano Brazzi, and the following year she had a breakthrough with the role of Annie Hayworth in the horror mystery “The Birds”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She continued successfully throughout the ‘60s, with roles in different genre films, such as the western “A Distant Trumpet” (1964), then mystery thriller “Fate Is the Hunter” the same year, then the drama “A Rage to Live” (1965), and romantic comedy “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium” (1969), all of which added to her net worth.

Looking to build on her success from the mid- to late- ‘60s, Suzanne had numerous lead roles throughout the ‘70s, although some of the films didn’t achieve commercial success. However, those that did increased Suzanne’s net worth to a large degree. From 1972 to 1978 she portrayed Emily Hartley in the TV comedy series “The Bob Newhart Show”, next to Bob Newhart and Bill Daily, and in 1979 appeared in the drama “Flesh & Blood”, with Tom Berenger, Luca Bercovici, and John Cassavetes as the stars of the film.

In the ‘80s, Suzanne focused on made-for-television films, hence she had roles in some successful productions such as “Oh, God! Book II” (1980), and “Alone in the Neon Jungle” (1989). Also, she featured in several TV series, such as “Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs” (1984), and “Nightingales” (1989).

Nothing changed for Suzanne in the early ‘90s, as she played the title role in the made-for-television drama “Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean” (1990), for which she received Golden Globe Award- nomination in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, and then played Jackie Hansen in the TV comedy series “The Boys Are Back”, from 1994 to 1995. In the late ’90s, she started doing voice work, making her debut as the voice of Zira in the animated adventure “The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride” (1998), and then again voiced Zira in the video game “The Lion King: Simba’s Mighty Adventure” in 2000. The following years she voiced Yubaba / Zeniba in the English version of the popular Japanese animated film “Spirited Away”. In 2002 she was selected for the role of Claire Arnold in the TV comedy series “Good Morning, Miami” (2002-2003), and also starting in 2002 she played Louis Whitley in the TV comedy series “Will & Grace”, until 2004. He net worth was still rising.

Regarding her personal life, at the time of her death, she was married to Tom Preston; the couple married in 2001. Previously, she was married to Troy Donahue for eight months in 1964, and from 1968 she was married to Thomas J. Gallagher III until his death in 2000. Suzanne didn’t have any children, but she suffered a miscarriage while married to her second husband. died on the 19th January 2008 USA. Suzanne passed away on the 19th January 2008 in Los Angeles, California after respiratory failure. She suffered from lung-cancer from 2006 onwards, until her death, having been a heavy smoker, which probably caused her health problems. The cancer caused several other health problems to Suzanne, including pneumonia, and one part of her lungs was removed.

She passed away just several days before the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was held on the 31st January 2008.

Full NameSuzanne Pleshette
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1937
DiedJanuary 19, 2008, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthBrooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.626 m)
EducationHigh School of Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
SpouseTom Poston (m. 2001–2007), Tommy Gallagher (m. 1968–2000), Troy Donahue (m. 1964–1964)
ParentsEugene Pleshette, Geraldine Rivers
NicknamesПлешетт, Сюзанн
AwardsTV Land Icon Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Pictu...
MoviesThe Birds, Rome Adventure, The Geisha Boy, Leona Helmsley: The Queen Of Mean, A Distant Trumpet, The Ugly Dachshund, The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, Fate Is the Hunter, If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, Blackbeard's Ghost, A Rage to Live, Nevada Smith, The Shaggy D.A, Spirited Away, Suppor...
TV ShowsThe Bob Newhart Show
1Husky voice
1[on David Janssen] Our love for each other grew out of friendship, you know, and then love, and then friendship again, and loving friends.
2David Janssen was one of the great loves of my life.
3[1999 interview] I'm an actress, and that's why I'm still here. Anybody who has the illusion that you can have a career as long as I have and be a star is kidding themselves.
4[on her "girl next door" 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!
5I 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 until I'm 72, standing around the back lot doing Gunsmoke (1955)".
1Gave the eulogy at David Janssen's funeral (Feb. 17, 1980).
2Both she and husband Tom Poston died of the same cause, respiratory failure.
3One time, while on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), she told the story of her near involvement with the movie Palm Springs Weekend (1963). At the time she was a contract performer at Warner Brothers and was cast in the movie. She adamantly refused to do it, fearing that it might hurt her career (a studio executive, annoyed by her attitude, told her that the sign outside read "Warner Brothers" not "Pleshette Brothers"!) She eventually got her way (and was forced to appear in Wall of Noise (1963) instead) and the role went to Stefanie Powers. She jokingly said that Powers was so upset that she had to take her place in the movie that she refused to speak to her for years afterward.
4Started out in theater before moving onto film.
5Both she and Veronica Cartwright appeared together in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), as well as on episodes of Will & Grace (1998). Each played mothers. Pleshette playing Karen Walker's mom and Cartwright playing Jack's mom.
6Her mother was Geraldine Kaplan (1918-1987) and her father was Eugene Pleshette (1914-1991).
7Is buried in a family plot at Hillside Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California; between her two late husbands, Tom Gallagher and Tom Poston.
8Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, posthumously, on her birthday, January 31, 2008.
9Met her future husband, Tom Poston, when they appeared together in the 1959 Broadway comedy "The Golden Fleecing". However, they didn't marry for more than 40 years.
10In August 2006 she underwent chemotherapy treatment at Los Angeles' Cedar-Sinai Medical Center for lung cancer.
11She was the childhood friend of Faye Michael Nuell (aka Faye Mayo) and Kari Champion (widow of Gower Champion).
12Stepmother of Francesca Poston and Jason Poston.
13Was the producers' original choice for the role of Catwoman on the Batman (1966) TV show. When negotiations broke down, the part went to Julie Newmar, who made it her own.
14In December 2000 she announced her engagement to Tom Poston, age 79. Each had co-starred on a Bob Newhart show, but different versions--she was in The Bob Newhart Show (1972), he was in Newhart (1982). However, Poston appeared in a recurring role on the '70s version as Bob Hartley's old friend Cliff "The Peeper" Murdock. Pleshette also appeared on the '80s version finale that is one of the best series finales of all time--a segue between the two shows.
15Cousin of John Pleshette.


Will & Grace2002-2004TV SeriesLois Whitley
8 Simple Rules2003TV SeriesLaura
Good Morning, Miami2002-2003TV SeriesClaire Arnold
Spirited Away2001Yubaba / Zeniba (English version, voice)
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride1998VideoZira (voice)
The Single Guy1996-1997TV SeriesSarah Eliot
The Boys Are Back1994-1995TV SeriesJackie Hansen
A Twist of the Knife1993TV MovieDr. Rachel Walters
Battling for Baby1992TV MovieMarie Peters
Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean1990TV MovieLeona Helmsley
Newhart1990TV SeriesEmily Hartley
Nightingales1989TV SeriesChristine Broderick
Alone in the Neon Jungle1988TV MovieCapt. Janet Hamilton
A Stranger Waits1987TV MovieKate Bennington
Bridges to Cross1985TV SeriesTracy Bridges
Bridges to Cross1985TV SeriesTracy Bridges
Kojak: The Belarus File1985TV MovieDana Sutton
For Love or Money1984TV MovieJoanna Piper
Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs1984TV SeriesMaggie Briggs
One Cooks, the Other Doesn't1983TV MovieJoanne Boone
Dixie: Changing Habits1983TV MovieDixie Cabot
Fantasies1982TV MovieCarla Webber
Help Wanted: Male1982TV MovieLaura Bingham
The Star Maker1981TV MovieMargot Murray
Arch of Triumph1980
Oh, God! Book II1980Paula Richards
If Things Were Different1980TV MovieJanet Langford
Flesh & Blood1979TV MovieKate Fallon
Hot Stuff1979Louise Webster
Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid1978TV MovieKate Bliss
The Bob Newhart Show1972-1978TV SeriesEmily Hartley
The Shaggy D.A.1976Betty Daniels
Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours1976TV MovieElizabeth Morton
Law and Order1976TV MovieKaren Day
The Legend of Valentino1975TV MovieJune Mathis
Bonanza1972TV SeriesRose Becket / Katie Summers / Mrs. Ransom
Ironside1971TV SeriesShelly Kingman
Medical Center1971TV SeriesMary
Columbo1971TV SeriesHelen Stewart
In Broad Daylight1971TV MovieKate Todd
Support Your Local Gunfighter1971Patience
River of Gold1971TV MovieAnna
The Name of the Game1969-1971TV SeriesHallie Manville / Amy Averlin / Geneva Rogers
The F.B.I.1966-1970TV SeriesTemple Alexander / Marie Zimmerman / Marya Pazmany
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1970TV SeriesValerie Bessinger
Marcus Welby, M.D.1970TV SeriesAnn Logan
Gunsmoke1970TV SeriesGlory Bramley
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?1970Ramona
Love, American Style1970TV SeriesBarbara (segment "Love and the Fly")
Hunters Are for Killing1970TV MovieBarbara Soline
Along Came a Spider1970TV MovieAnne Banning / Janet Furie
Target: Harry1969Diane Reed
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium1969Samantha Perkins
It Takes a Thief1968TV SeriesAngela
The Invaders1967-1968TV SeriesAnne Gibbs / Vikki
The Power1968Prof. Margery Lansing
Blackbeard's Ghost1968Jo Anne Baker
Flesh and Blood1968TV MovieNona
Cimarron Strip1967TV SeriesSarah Lou Burke
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin1967Arabella Flagg
Wings of Fire1967TV MovieKitty Sanborn
Run for Your Life1967TV SeriesSusan Church
Mister Buddwing1966Fiddle
Nevada Smith1966Pilar
The Ugly Dachshund1966Fran Garrison
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963-1966TV SeriesAdrian Harris / Anita King
The Fugitive1964-1965TV SeriesPeggy Franklyn / Ellie Burnett
A Rage to Live1965Grace Caldwell Tate
The Wild Wild West1965TV SeriesLydia Monteran
Youngblood Hawke1964Jeanne Green
Fate Is the Hunter1964Martha Webster
A Distant Trumpet1964Mrs. Kitty Mainwarring
Dr. Kildare1961-1964TV SeriesEllen Tracey Adams / Nurse Cathy Benjamin / Julie Lawler
Channing1963TV SeriesLori Moore
Wagon Train1963TV SeriesMyra Marshall
Wall of Noise1963Laura Rubio
The Birds1963Annie Hayworth
40 Pounds of Trouble1962Chris Lockwood
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesCarla Hammond
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesMarta Van Meer
Rome Adventure1962Prudence Bell
Ben Casey1962TV SeriesCarolyn Stanley
Target: The Corruptors1962TV SeriesHank Rossi
Route 661960-1961TV SeriesBlossom Bludge / Lottie Montana
General Electric Theater1958-1961TV SeriesRenee Fontaine / Jean Lund
The Tab Hunter Show1961TV SeriesJulie Carroll
Hong Kong1961TV SeriesDiane Dooley
The Islanders1960TV SeriesIris
Naked City1960TV SeriesNora Condon
Riverboat1960TV SeriesMarie Tourette
Play of the Week1960TV Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1960TV SeriesAnne
Summer of Decision1959TV MovieSusan
Adventures in Paradise1959TV SeriesMinette
Sunday Showcase1959TV SeriesMari Sutton
Black Saddle1959TV SeriesNedda Logan
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond1959TV SeriesMartha Wizinski
Playhouse 901959TV SeriesAlex
The Third Man1959TV SeriesCaroline Humphrey
Have Gun - Will Travel1959TV SeriesMaria
The Geisha Boy1958Sgt. Pearson
Decoy1958TV SeriesWendy Jenkins
Matinee Theatre1958TV SeriesDebby Lowell
Harbormaster1957TV SeriesBarbara Benson


The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride1998Video performer: "My Lullaby"
Blackbeard's Ghost1968performer: "Heart of Oak" - uncredited
40 Pounds of Trouble1962performer: "If You"


Reputations1999TV Series documentary with thanks to - 1 episode


Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
The Last Mogul2005TV Special documentaryHerself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHerself
The Art of 'Spirited Away'2003Video documentary shortHerself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentary
On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize2002TV MovieHerself / Emily Hartley
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHerself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Steve McQueen: The King of Cool1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary Special1991TV SpecialEmily Hartley
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHerself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant1988TV MovieHerself
Memories Then and Now1988TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The American Jewish Commitee Annual Honors Present a Salute to Merv Adelson1987TV MovieHerself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1985TV SeriesHerself / Himself
Welcome to Los Angeles: A Party for Julio Iglesias1983TV MovieHerself
Dinah!1975-1979TV SeriesHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Johnny Carson1979TV MovieHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Presenter
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Mitzi... A Tribute to the American Housewife1974TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1970-1972TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHerself
Name Droppers1970TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Searchers for a Special City1965Documentary shortHerself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1959TV SeriesJulie - Scene from The Golden Fleecing

Archive Footage

Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryEmily Hartley - Bob Newhart Show
Making the Boys2011DocumentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself (segment "American TV Icon")
All About 'The Birds'2000Video documentaryAnnie Hayworth
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1968-1982TV SeriesArabella Flagg / Jo Anne Baker / Fran Garrison / ...
The Hellstrom Chronicle1971DocumentaryHerself - Actress in Film Clip from If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (uncredited)
Lionpower from MGM1967Short uncredited

Won Awards

2008Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevision

On 31 January. At 6751 Hollywood Boulevard. Posthumously. The star is in front of Frederick's of ... More

2005Icon AwardTV Land AwardsThe Bob Newhart Show (1972)
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop New Female Personality

Nominated Awards

1999AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature ProductionThe Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionLeona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialLeona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Bob Newhart Show (1972)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Bob Newhart Show (1972)
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Comedy PerformanceIf It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleRome Adventure (1962)
1962Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleDr. Kildare (1961)
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