Suzanne Pleshette was an American actress who was mostly famous for playing as Annie Hayworth in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. She played in The Ugly Dachshund as Fran Garrison, The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin as Arabella Flagg, Blackbeard's Ghost as Professor Jo Anne Baker, and The Shaggy D.A. as Betty Daniels. She and Dean Jones were frequently paired in Disney's gimmick comedies. She provided both the speaking and singing voices for Zira in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and Yubaba and Zeniba in the 2001 Disney/Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away. She either quit or retired from acting in 2004, and had lung cancer, resulting in respiratory failure, which she died of in 2008, only 12 days before her 71st birthday.