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Susanne Pleshette Dies at Age 70

Actress Susanne Pleshette has died at age 70. She had surgery in 2006 for lung cancer.

Pleshette is best known for her stint as Bob Newhart‘s no-nonsense wife in the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show. Among her many other roles, she played “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley in a 1990 TV movie, and a schoolteacher in the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock suspense classic The Birds.

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