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Katey Sagal

Photos Katey Sagal Birth name: Catherine Louise Sagal
Birth date: 1954/01/19 (68 years old)
Birth place : Hollywood (USA)
Height: 1.75 m

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Biography for Katey Sagal

For over a decade actress/singer Katey Sagal would become synonymous with the vulgar, brazen, undomesticated "Peg Bundy" TV persona on "Married...with Children." Somehow she managed to achieve the impossible by completely sidestepping the damaging stereotype with her portrayal of a much more responsible parent in her latest sitcom "Eight Simple Rules." Co-starring the late John Ritter until his sudden passing in 2003, Katey valiantly moved front-and-center with successful results. Born Catherine Louise Sagal in 1954, her father was Boris Sagal, the noted TV and sometime film director (1965's "Girl Happy" with Elvis Presley was one.) He died tragically on May 22, 1981, while on the set for "World War III," when he accidentally walked into a helicopter rear rotor. Katey's mother, Sara Zwilling, was a director and singer who died earlier in 1975 at the age of 47 from heart disease. A singer/songwriter who began performing by age 5, Katey studied voice and acting at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. A singing waitress during her "salad" years, she started up with a band "The Group with no Name" and then caught a break after hooking up with Gene Simmons and his 70s rock band Kiss. She went on to become a backup recording singer for Simmons and other established stars, including Etta James and Tanya Tucker. Katey also performed live backup with Bette Midler as one of the "Harlettes" in Bette's wildly avante garde stage shows during the late 70s and early 80s. After that, Katey started focusing on TV and film. In 1985, she was spotted while performing on stage in a musical by talent agents, who subsequently cast her as Mary Tyler Moore's feisty co-worker, Jo Tucker, in "Mary," a short-lived comedy series. Her work on "Mary" helped her to get "Married... with Children" and the rest is history. In an attempt to distance herself from the Peg Bundy image, Katey has over the years purposely turned to TV movies, appearing in such fare as 1998's "Chance of a Lifetime," a charming romantic comedy that also co-starred John Ritter, and 1999's "God's New Plan," a tearjerker in which she played a dying mom. Her first marriage to bass player Freddie Beckmeyer ended in divorce after three years. A second to Jack White, who was involved in the "Mighty Ducks" hockey film series as both actor and adviser, also ended in divorce.

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Filmography

Title Role
Touche pas à mes filles Cate Hennessy
Following Tildy (2002) Connie St. John
Imagine That (2002) TV Series Barb Thompson
Recess: School's Out (2001) (uncredited) (voix) Mrs. Flo Spinelli
Tucker (2000) TV Series Claire Wennick
Dropping Out (2000) Wendy
Smart House (1999) (TV) Pat
Futurama (1999) TV Series (voix) Turanga Leela
God's New Plan (1999) (TV) Ellen Young
Chance of a Lifetime (1998) (TV) Irene Duncan
Mr. Headmistress (1998) (TV) Harriet Magnum
Recess (1997) TV Series (voix) Mrs. Flo Spinelli
Trail of Tears (1995) (TV) Annie Cook
She Says She's Innocent (1991) (TV) Susan Essex
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990) (TV) Mary Quite Contrary
Good Mother, The (1988) Ursula
Maid to Order (1987) Louise
Marié, 2 enfants (1987) TV Series Peggy Bundy
Mary (1985) TV Series Jo Tucker
Dream Makers, The (1975) (TV) Unemployment Manager
Columbo: Candidate for Crime (1973) (TV) Secretary
Failing of Raymond, The (1971) (TV) (as Catherine Louise Sagal) Girl patient

Trivia

Wore a wig for her role as Peg Bundy in "Married... with Children" (1987).

She sang the song "Loose Cannons", which appears over the end credits of the movie Loose Cannons (1990).

She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."

She has been a back-up singer for Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, Gene Simmons and Tanya Tucker.

In a far cry from the red-wigged, stiletto-heeled Peg Bundy on "Married...With Children," she plays a responsible sitcom parent Cate Hennessey on "Eight Simple Rules."

Released a second CD in June 2004 called "Room," a collection of pop originals and classics.

Was hired to sing back-up for Bob Dylan during his 1978 tour but was fired (along with half the band) a week before it started up.

One of her "Peg Bundy" bras is located in the Frederick's of Hollywood Lingerie Museum in Hollywood. It was stolen during the 1993 riots, but was returned by the thieves after they discovered its value.

In December of 1989, she miscarried her first baby in the second month of her pregnancy. A second child born in October 1991 was stillborn. She missed several episodes of "Married...With Children" at the time of her second loss while recovering. The pregnancy had been incorporated into earlier episodes but, after the tragedy, was later dismissed as "having a bad dream."

At the auditions of Married...With Children, it was her own idea of dressing up Peggy by wearing clothes from the 50's.

Bust Size: 34E

Family

Spouse : Kurt Sutter (2 October 2004 - present), Jack White : (26 November 1993 - 24 July 2000) (divorced) 2 children, Freddie Beckmeyer (1978 - 1981) (divorced)

Older sister of Liz Sagal, Jean Sagal and Joe Sagal

Daughter of Boris Sagal

Daughter Sarah Grace White was born 7 August 1994.

Son Jackson James White was born 1 March 1996.

Her mother was a Southern belle of English stock. Her father was a Russian-Jewish immigrant.

Step-granddaughter of Ernest Belcher.

Stepdaughter of Marge Champion.

Her father, Boris Sagal, was a director, and her mother was a singer.

Her sisters, Liz Sagal and Jean Sagal, are identical twins.

Her father, Boris Sagal, later married renowned dancer/choreographer Marge Champion after her mother's death.

Her godfather is producer Norman Lear.

Her younger brother Joey Sagal appeared in a couple of "Married...With Children" episodes.

Her older brother David is a lawyer. He studied in Harvard.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by petiot56

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