Peggy Rea

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Peggy Rea
BornPeggy Jane Rea
(1921-03-31)March 31, 1921
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedFebruary 5, 2011(2011-02-05) (aged 89)
Toluca Lake, California, United States
Cause of deathAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis
OccupationActress
Years active1953–1998
 
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Peggy Rea
BornPeggy Jane Rea
(1921-03-31)March 31, 1921
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedFebruary 5, 2011(2011-02-05) (aged 89)
Toluca Lake, California, United States
Cause of deathAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis
OccupationActress
Years active1953–1998

Peggy Jane Rea (March 31, 1921 – February 5, 2011)[1] was an American character actress known for her many roles in television, often playing matronly characters.[2] Rea left UCLA to attend business school, landing a job as a production secretary at MGM in the 1940s.

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Career

She appeared in such television programs as I Love Lucy, Bonanza, Have Gun Will Travel, Gunsmoke, Sergeant Bilko, Ironside, Burke's Law, Marcus Welby, M.D., Hunter, The Odd Couple, Gidget, MacGyver, The Dukes of Hazzard (as Lulu Coltrane Hogg) and The Golden Girls.

She appeared in feature films, including Cold Turkey and In Country. She joined the cast of The Waltons in 1979, her character brought in to fill the void created by a the departures several key cast members; she remained on that show through its 1981 cancellation. She was a regular on the sitcom Grace Under Fire during the 1990s.

Credits

Her recurring roles included:

Death

She died in Toluca Lake, California, aged 89, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on February 5, 2011, one month before her 90th birthday.[3]

References

  1. ^ "PASSINGS: Peggy Rea". Los Angeles Times. February 12, 2011. http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-passings-20110212,0,2581241.story. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Obituary New York Times, February 11, 2011; page B15.
  3. ^ Book of the Dead website giving Rea's cause of death as ALS

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