Peggy Rea dies

The actress passed away after suffering congestive heart failure on Saturday (05Feb11) at her home in Toluca Lake, California, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Rea made her debut in I Love Lucy in 1953, but is best known for playing Boss Hogg’s wife Lulu in The Dukes of Hazzard.

She starred as Cousin Bertha in All in the Family and Rose Burtons on The Waltons, working steadily to rack up TV credits in The Golden Girls, Bonanza, MacGyver, Step By Step and Grace Under Fire.

Rea also appeared in feature films including Cold Turkey, Made in America and In Country.