Saturday, November 13, 2010

Peggy Rea as Lulu Hogg in The Dukes of Hazzard

Peggy Rea played Lulu Hogg, Boss Hogg's (Sorrell Booke) wife in the Dukes of Hazzard.  She was born in 1921 in Los Angeles.  She began her acting career in 1953 on the I Love Lucy show.  She also appeared in many other TV shows such as Have Gun - Will Travel (1957-63), Dr. Kildare (1963-65), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1965), Family Affair (1966), Mission: Impossible (1968), Bonanza starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts, and Dan Blocker; (1971), The Red Skelton Hour, Ironside, Marcus Welby, M.D., Love, American Style, The Doris Day Show, Ellery Queen, Maude, The Harvey Korman Show, The Paper Chase, Charlie's Angels, All in the Family, One Day at a Time, and in the TV show The Waltons as Rose Burton from  1978-79.

Peggy Rea as Lulu Hogg in The Dukes of Hazzard
Actress Peggy Rea
Cast of The Dukes of Hazzard Front: John Schneider (Bo Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), Denver Pyle (Uncle Jessie), Peggy Rea (Lulu Hogg), and Flash (Roscoe's dog).  Back: Ben Jones (Cooter), Sorrel Booke (Boss Hogg), James Best (Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane), Sonny Shroyer (Enos)

Peggy made a few movie appearances prior to her days in The Dukes of Hazzard such as Strange Bedfellows in 1965, Cold Turkey in 1971, and Lipstick and many more made for TV movies.  Most of her work after her role as Lulu Hogg, were movies such as Made in America, In Country, and Devil in a Blue Dress.  She appeared TV shows Step by Step as Ivy Baker co-starring with Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers;
and her latest role as Jean Kelly in Grace Under Fire from 1993-98.


Peggy  Rea

Peggy Rea passed away February 5, 2011 at the age of 89 years.  She will be sorely missed.


7 comments:

  1. Peggy Rea was a friend of mine. Sorry to say she passed away Saturday, February 5th at age 89. We were planning her 90th birthday celebration which would have been March 31st.

    God bless you peggy.

    John D. Nicholson

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  2. Many thanks to John Nicholson for informing us of Peggy's passing this past weekend. I would have never known otherwise. I receive many news updates but did not see this posted anywhere.

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  3. She will be missed. RIP. Prayers are with the family.

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  4. To those who choose to leave inappropriate negative comments about people who have passed away... those types of comments will and always will never see the light on this page so don't bother to leave them. And apparently approximately 50,000 people actually care that Peggy Rea passed away according to the visits to this page since she died last weekend.

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  5. What sweet memories of this wonderful actress who contributed so much to television audiences over nearly 60 years. Rest in peace.

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  6. Felt like I knew her! Loved her on the Dukes and the Waltons. May her soul rest in peace.

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