Sad News: Bob Newhart’s Wife, Ginnie Newhart, Passes Away at 82
Bob Newhart’s wife, Ginnie Newhart, passed away at the age of 82 after a long illness. She was married to the legendary comedian for 60 years, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January 2023.
What was Ginnie Newhart cause of death?
Ginnie Newhart cause of death was not made public, we have no information on her cause of death now
Ginnie, the daughter of character actor Bill Quinn, was credited with creating the beloved finale of her husband’s show Newhart in 1990.
Bob Newhart and Ginnie Newhart were introduced through a blind date set up by their mutual friend, actor Buddy Hackett. The couple got married the following year and went on to welcome four children. In a 2022 interview with Parade, Bob attributed the longevity of their marriage to laughter. Ginnie shared a similar sentiment in her 2005 interview with PBS.
Ginnie had always been there for Bob, through both successes and failures. She helped him during the first 10 years of his career, which were difficult for him, as he was “terribly shy” when he was off-stage. During the run of The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 to 1978, Bob’s publicist Sam Honigberg asked Ginnie if she would be on the show. She agreed, and played a background dancer in a few episodes.
Ginnie Quinn Newhart was Bob’s rock, and the couple’s marriage was a testament to the importance of a good sense of humor.
She is credited with creating the final episode of Newhart, in which Bob wakes up as Bob Hartley who suggests the second CBS series was a dream. Julie Duffy, Newhart star, paid tribute to her on Twitter following her death.