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Was saddened to hear of the passing of Suzanne Pleshette, who died at age 70 and had that remarkably sexy and smokey deep voice. Most people know her from The Bob Newhart Show, on which she played Newhart's wife, but I remember her from Rome Adventure (1962) where she was paired with her future husband (of nine months) Troy Donahue; Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963); Youngblood Hawke (1964) (which I finally tracked down a copy of after five years of searching); and one of my all time faves -- A Rage To Live (1965), where Pleshette played a raging nymphomaniac. This was a distorted version of the John O'Hara novel but it was so sordid and fun and Pleshette was sexy and fabulous in it. I just adored when she appeared on screen. And I also loved the fact that she married Tom Poston in 2001 until his death in 2007, who was another favorite of mine. Think I have to go in the other room and watch A Rage To Live all afternoon now...

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