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Monday, January 21, 2008

Georgia Frontiere Female Owner of NFL Team Died

Georgia Frontiere, the owner of the NFL professional franchise World Champion St. Louis Rams has died. Georgia Frontiere who died on Friday, January 18, 2008 in Los Angeles was 80 years old. She had been hospitalized for several months as she battled breast cancer.

Frontiere inherited the team when her husband, Carroll Rosenbloom, died in 1979 in a swimming accident. According to the team's official web site she is known as one of the few active female owners of a major professional franchise.

For sixteen years following her husband's demise Ms Frontiere's team remained in Los Angeles. In 1995 The team was moved to St. Louis, Missouri, the hometown of Rosenbloom's widow. It just so happened St. Louis had a brand new state of the art domed stadium and plenty of ready willing and able professional footballs fans to support the new franchise.

Georgia Frontiere is survived by her son, Dale Rosenbloom, and daughter, Lucie Rodriguez, along with six grandchildren as well as her companion of 19 years, Earle Weatherwax

In 1999 the St. Louis Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV winning 23-16 ove the Tennessee Titans at the GEorgia Dome in Atlanta.

In the 2001 season the Rams were NFC champions.

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Suzanne Pleshette Dead Played Newhart's TV Sitcom Wife

Suzanne Pleshette, the actress who along with Lauren Becall, Brenda Vacarro, and Kathleen Turner, are known for throaty voice character, died yesterday at home in Los Angeles. Cause of death is reported as respiratory failure.
Ms Pleshette, age 70, began her entertainment career in the 1950s, first appearing on Broadway, then television and later in films.

The actress had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for lung canger since 2006

Suzanne Pleshette is best known for her role as Emily Hartley the sarcastic but level headed wife of psychologist Robert Hartley, played by stand-up comedian Bob Newhart, on the popular television program. The show was produced by MTM Enterprises and aired on CBS television network for 6 years from 1972 until 1978.

In 2000 she married her third husband comic actor and former co-star on the New Hart program Tom Posten, who predeceased her in 2007.

Pleshette received several Emmy Award nominations for her television roles including her portrayal of Leona Helmsley, the villified "Queen of Mean". She was also a featured player in Alfred Hitchcock's film thriller "The Birds".

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