Sunday, January 20, 2008

Suzanne Pleshette, R.I.P.

"The Bob Newhart Show" was one sitcom that my family seldom missed during the seventies, so one of the most distinctive TV voices of my youth was Suzanne Pleshette's whisky-smokey tone as she bantered with Bob and the various wacky neighbors in their apartment complex. In one of Pleshette's final roles, she lent that voice to Hayao Miyazaki's characters Yubaba & Zeniba in the Oscar-winning "Spirited Away." Although that voice is now captured in hundreds of hours of film and TV soundtracks, we'll never hear it in anything new.

1 comment:

Mike Barer said...

Sounds like the cigs that gave her the trademark voice, cost her her life.