Bob Newhart’s longtime wife Ginnie passes away at 82 years old

Death is an unfortunate part of life. A loved one passing away is heartbreaking for anyone. Our heart goes out to Bob Newhart and his family on losing Ginne Newhart at 82 years old. Keep reading to learn more.

Comedy legend Bob Newhart’s wife passed away at 82 years old. The family released a statement on Twitter talking about how heartbroken they are over their loss.


“We lost our beloved Ginnie Quinn Newhart – Wife, Mother, and Grandmother on April 23rd, 2023 after a long battle with illness,” the statement read. “She was our rock and we miss her terribly.”

Publicist Jerry Digney also confirmed the news to a media outlet. The couple had been married for 60 years. They met on a blind date in 1962 set up by their friend and fellow comedy icon Buddy Hackett. The couple subsequently tied the knot in 1963.


His wife Ginnie was by his side throughout his television career. When he starred as a clinic psychologist Bob Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 to 1978. And later in Newhart when he played an innkeeper in Vermont named Dick Loudon from 1982 to 1990.

Ginnie has been credited with coming up with the finale for the Newhart series where it was revealed that everything had been a dream and Dick Loudon existed merely in the imagination of Bob Hartley.


The twist in the finale has long become one of the most favorite moments in television history for a lot of people. Ginnie would often appear in the background of a lot of shows for Newhart. In the 1970s game show Tattletales, the couple would often appear together.

The couple shared four children, Robert, Tim, Jennifer, and Courtney. They also have grandchildren. Newhart’s publicist also confirmed that a private memorial service will also be held for Ginnie in the coming weeks.

This is such heartbreaking news. Our hearts go out to the Newhart family and everyone grieving the loss of Ginnie Newhart. Please join us in sending your thoughts and prayers for the family.