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Also Known As: Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers, Katie Sagal, Catherine Louise Sagal Died:
Born: January 19, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA Profession: actor, singer, songwriter

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With a diverse career that spanned film, television and music, actress Katey Sagal became a household name playing one of the small screen's most hilariously ill-suited parental figures, Peggy Bundy, on the raunchy, long-running sitcom "Married with Children" (Fox, 1987-1997). Decked out in a red bouffant hairdo and spiked high heels, Sagal spent 11 years playing Peg, though finding out the hard way that it was to her detriment once the series was canceled. Unable to shake the persona of a lazy, wisecracking housewife fond of bonbons and tight Spandex, Sagal struggled to regain control of her image by tackling a wider diversity of television roles while settling into voicing an animated character on "Futurama" (Fox, 1999-2003). She also revived her long-stalled music career, having previously been a noted backup singer prior to acting, and released a couple of noteworthy albums while playing small clubs around the country. Eventually, she was cast by third husband and show creator Kurt Sutter for the role of scheming matriarch Gemma Morrow on the biker drama "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008- ), which finally allowed Sagal to wipe away any vestiges of Peg Bundy for good.

With a diverse career that spanned film, television and music, actress Katey Sagal became a household name playing one of the small screen's most hilariously ill-suited parental figures, Peggy Bundy, on the raunchy, long-running sitcom "Married with Children" (Fox, 1987-1997). Decked out in a red bouffant hairdo and spiked high heels, Sagal spent 11 years playing Peg, though finding out the hard way that it was to her detriment once the series was canceled. Unable to shake the persona of a lazy, wisecracking housewife fond of bonbons and tight Spandex, Sagal struggled to regain control of her image by tackling a wider diversity of television roles while settling into voicing an animated character on "Futurama" (Fox, 1999-2003). She also revived her long-stalled music career, having previously been a noted backup singer prior to acting, and released a couple of noteworthy albums while playing small clubs around the country. Eventually, she was cast by third husband and show creator Kurt Sutter for the role of scheming matriarch Gemma Morrow on the biker drama "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008- ), which finally allowed Sagal to wipe away any vestiges of Peg Bundy for good.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
4.
 Just Add Water (2008)
5.
 I'm Reed Fish (2006)
6.
 Three Wise Guys (2005)
8.
 Dropping Out (2000) Wendy
9.
 God's New Plan (1999) Ellen Young
10.
 Chance of a Lifetime (1998) Irene Duncan
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Began singing at age five
1973:
Performed as a backing vocalist for various singers, including Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker
1973:
Cast in a small role as a receptionist in an episode of NBC's "Columbo" (directed by her father)
1975:
TV-movie debut, "The Dream Makers" (NBC); produced and directed by her father, Boris Sagal
1977:
Was asked by Gene Simmons to sing background vocals on Kiss' "Calling Dr. Love" from the album, <i>Rock and Roll Over</i>
1979:
Sang backup for Bette Midler's tour as one of The Harlettes
1985:
Returned to television as the cynical, chain-smoking columnist, Jo Tucker in the short-lived CBS series "Mary"
1987:
Made feature acting debut in "Maid to Order"
1987:
Breakthrough role as Peg Bundy on the FOX sitcom "Married... with Children"
1994:
Released first solo album, <i>Well</i>
1999:
Cast as the voice of Turanga Leela in Matt Groening's cartoon comedy "Futurama" (FOX)
1999:
Played Edna Hyde, Steven Hyde's mother, in three episodes of "That '70s Show" (FOX)
2000:
Returned to series TV in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Tucker"
2002:
Cast as the wife of John Ritter in the ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter"
2004:
Released second album, <i>Room</i>
2005:
Guest starred on two episodes of the FX drama "The Shield"
2006:
Had a recurring role on the third season of "Boston Legal" (ABC)
2007:
Co-starred in screenwriter, Reed Fish's semi-autobiographical tale about seizing the day, "I'm Reed Fish"
2008:
Cast as Gemma Morrow, the Machiavellian matriarch of a motorcycle gang, in FX's "Sons of Anarchy"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series ¿ Drama ("Sons of Anarchy")
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Education

California Institute of the Arts: Valencia , California -

Notes

"It was a tough job, being a Harlette. Try singing in harmony while rolling around the stage in a mermaid suit. And that's only one of the crazy things we did." --Katey Sagal (quoted in press material for "Married With Children")

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Freddie Beckmeyer. Married 1978; divorced 1981.
husband:
Jack White. Had five; one brother Charles survived to adulthood.
husband:
Kurt Sutter. Writer. Engaged as of 2003; married October 2, 2004, in a private ceremony at their Los Feliz home.
husband:
Freddie Beckmeyer. Actor.
husband:
Kurt Sutter. Kung-Fu San Soo Master.
husband:
Jack White. Musician. Married on November 27, 1993 in Nashville, Tennessee; Sagal filed for divorce in August 2000.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Boris Sagal. Director, actor. Born c. 1923; killed in 1981 when he accidently walkied into a moving helicopter blade while scouting locations for a film.
father:
Boris Sagal. Has four older.
mother:
Sara Zwilling. Assistant director, singer, writer. Worked on TV in the early days of live broadcasts.
mother:
Sara Zwilling. Divorced in 1955.
step-mother:
Marge Champion. Survived him.
step-mother:
Marge Champion. Dancer, choreographer.
brother:
David Lewis Sagal. Mayor.
brother:
David Lewis Sagal. Born in November 1955.
brother:
Joseph B Sagal. Born in February 1957.
brother:
Joseph B Sagal. Surgeon.
sister:
Jean Sagal. Born on October 9, 1961; twin sister of Liz; starred in the TV series, "Double Trouble".
sister:
Jean Sagal. Actor. Born on July 27, 1916; mother, Hilda Keenan.
sister:
Liz Sagal. Predeceased him.
sister:
Liz Sagal. Born on October 9, 1961; twin sister of Jean; starred in the TV series, "Double Trouble".
daughter:
Sarah Grace White. Born on August 7, 1994; father Jack White.
daughter:
Sarah Grace White. Hotel owner.
son:
Jackson James White. Film exhibitor.
son:
Jackson James White. Born on March 1, 1996; father Jack White.
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