Peggy Rea

Character actress Peggy Rea's career started with a relatively minor recurring role on the classic sitcom "I Love Lucy. " She landed the part while working as a secretary for CBS radio, setting the tone for the rest of ... Read more »
Born: 03/31/1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Grace Under Fire 1951 - 1971, 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Meego 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Step by Step 1951 - 1971, 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Devil in A Blue Dress 1995 (Movie)

Carter's Secretary (Actor)

Kansas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Nothing But the Truth 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Made in America 1993 (Movie)

Alberta (Actor)

Love Field 1992 (Movie)

Mrs Heisenbuttal (Actor)

Angel of Death 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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In Country 1989 (Movie)

Mamaw (Actor)

Doin' Time on Planet Earth 1988 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

The Dukes of Hazzard 1978 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Waltons 1972 - 1981 (TV Show)

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All in the Family 1970 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Gift of Love 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Bronk 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Supercops 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Blood Sport 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Win, Place or Steal 1974 (Movie)

Josephine (Actor)

Hunter 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Stat! 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Love and the Happy Days 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Cold Turkey 1971 (Movie)

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The Red Skelton Show 1951 - 1971 (Tv Show)

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What's The Matter With Helen? 1971 (Movie)

Mrs. Schultz (Actor)

The Learning Tree 1969 (Movie)

Miss McClintock (Actor)

Valley of the Dolls 1967 (Movie)

Neely's Voice Coach (Actor)

Strange Bedfellows 1964 (Movie)

Mavis (Actor)

Cross of Fire (TV Show)

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Fun and Games (TV Show)

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Promise Him Anything... (TV Show)

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The Bastard (TV Show)

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The Cracker Factory (TV Show)

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The Hunter (Movie)

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The Terrible Secret (TV Show)

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Biography

Character actress Peggy Rea's career started with a relatively minor recurring role on the classic sitcom "I Love Lucy. " She landed the part while working as a secretary for CBS radio, setting the tone for the rest of her television career playing heavy-set, motherly, sometimes domineering parts. Before her television debut on "I Love Lucy," and after she quit her job at CBS to pursue acting, Rea appeared in the Cole Porter Broadway musical "Out of this World" and, along with actor Anthony Quinn, toured in a national road company production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." After making several one-off, recurring appearances on a variety of sitcoms throughout the 1960s and '70s, including three episodes of "All in the Family" as Cousin Bertha, she joined the cast of "The Waltons" as cousin Rose Burton, who moves in to take care of the Walton children after John-Boy joins the military and his wife Olivia subsequently volunteers at the VA hospital. A year after she stepped into that role, Rea joined the cast of "The Dukes of Hazzard" as patriarch Boss Hogg's wife, Lulu, a food enthusiast who often challenged her husband's authority. In the 1990s, Rea had two major recurring roles on family-based sitcoms that would be the last ones in her career. The first was on "Step by Step" as the no-nonsense mother of Suzanne Somers's character, and the second was as the ex-mother-in-law of Brett Butler's character on "Grace Under Fire."

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