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​VETERAN ACTRESS PEGGY POPE DIES AT 91

Peggy Pope died Wednesday, May 27 in Fort Collins, Colorado at the age of 91.  The cause of death was unrelated to COVID-19, her family said.

Peggy appeared on Broadway and Soap and played the tipsy office secretary Margaret in the hit 1980 film 9 to 5.  She made her Broadway debut opposite Wally Cox in Moonbirds in 1959, and also appeared on the New York stage in a 1966 revival of The Rose Tattoo with Maureen Stapleton, in 1971’s The School of Wives with Brian Bedford and in 1975’s Doctor Jazz with Lola Falana.

Her big-screen résumé included such films as All Night Long (1981), The Last Starfighter (1984), Once Bitten (1985), The Substitute (1996) and Choke (2008). 

On two short-lived 1970s CBS sitcoms, she played James Coco’s co-worker on Calucci’s Department and Steve Guttenberg’s frustrated mom on Billy. She also showed up on other series including Bewitched, Barnaby Jones, Hart to Hart, Hill Street Blues, The Golden Girls, Night Court, Hope & Faith and ER. 

Survivors include her nephews, Rob, Douglas, Ross and Ed, and their respective spouses, Maria, Martine, Charlotte and Nikki, and her niece, Wendy, and her partner, Eric.

A celebration of life is set for June 27 on Zoom; please contact ross.mcconnell.acns@gmail.com for an invitation.

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