Peggy Rea, Veteran TV Actress, Dead at 89

posted 2011-02-11 11:22:14 by jeffjones

Peggy Rea, a veteran of the television world who appeared on a number of classic shows, has passed away from heart failure. She was 89.

The actress is likely best remembered as Boss Hogg’s wife on The Dukes of Hazzard, though her resume also includes stints on The Waltons, Grace Under Fire, I Love Lucy and All in the Family.

Rea was a California native who got her start on Broadway in a 1950 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. She died on Saturday.