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Ginny Newhart, wife of Bob Newhart, has passed away

Ginny Newhart, the wife of the great funnyman Bob Newhart, came up with an innovative idea on how to end his Vermont-grounded sitcom by combining it with his former Chicago-grounded show. She was 82. She died Sunday at her home in Century City after a long illness, publicist Jerry Digney told The Hollywood Journalist. She and Bob recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Bob Newhart starred on CBS’s The Bob Newhart Show for six seasons (1972 – 78) with clinical psychologist Bob Hartley as his wife Suzanne Pleshette, who starred as Vermont taverner Dick Loudon on CBS’s Newhart for eight more seasons (1982 – 90). Played by Mary Fran.

In one of the most iconic series finales in television history, Newhart ends with a dark scene in which Dick wakes up in the middle of the night as Bob Hartley in bed with Pleshette in their Chicago apartment. His whole alternate series. It’s a dream. Ginny comes up with the ending idea during a Christmas party that Pleshette is attending. On Twitter, Newhart actress Julia Duffy said Ginny “gave me stylish advice on everything from makeup to childbirth and babies and yes, misters. I loved her.”

One of three daughters, Virginia Lillian Quinn was born on December 9, 1940, in New York. Her father was the great actor Bill Quinn, who started out in vaudeville. He played Mary Richards’ father on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and played Isles bar patron Mr. At Archie Bunker Place. Star Trek V The Final Frontier played Van Ransillier and the father of Leonard “Bones” McCoy (DeForest Kelly). (1989) He was married 54 times to Mary Catherine Rhoden until her death in 1994. The day Ginny and Bob were set up was a blind date by funnyman Buddy Hackett (who was babysitting Ginny Hackett’s kids at the time).”

Ginny Newhart, wife of Bob Newhart, has passed away
Ginny Newhart, wife of Bob Newhart, has passed away

Buddy came back one day and said in his inimitable way, ‘I met this young man and his name is Bobby Newhart, and he’s funny and He’s unworthy and you’re unworthy and I think you should marry each other,” she recalled in a 2013 interview. Buddy and his wife played pool at home when they met, she said in 2005. “I was 20, 21, 21, and I think Bob was 32. And every time somebody would pocket the ball or whatever you want to do, (we’d) ‘bridge on.’ run around the table with our cue stick saying ‘The River Quay’.

Also, I was working as a redundant on a Jerry Lewis movie, I can’t tell you the name of it, but it was at Paramount. Bob was doing Hell is for Icons (1962 film). He came to the set to see me and I was there. No, I went to his set. He wasn’t there, and we lost touch because he was traveling so much. They eventually got together, and after they dated for a while, he proposed, “Would you go to St. Louis in your off-time if your cutlet had a ring? Did your parents let you go?” They married on January 12, 1963.

She often appeared in the background of his performances and with him on the couples’ game show Betrayers. She was also a celebrity player on Super Word. The Newhearts were great musketeers with Dan Rickles and his wife Barbara, and the pair often got together. Going on breaks.. Last time, Bob, 93, revealed the secret of his long marriage to Parade magazine. , lasting a long time, and I attribute it to laughing,” he said. “No matter how intense an argument you have, you draw a line. Find out, and you both start laughing at each other. It’s over, you know?”

In addition to her husband, survivors include their children, Robert Jr., Timothy, Courtney, and Jennifer, and 10 grandchildren.

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